Ateneo Blue Nest is the start-up incubation program of the Ateneo de Manila University managed by the Commercialization and Business Incubation group of the Ateneo Intellectual Property Office (AIPO). It was originally conceived from AIPO’s predecessor office, the Technology Management Office, to translate Ateneo’s research output into commercially viable products and services but has now expanded to support and promote a culture of innovation in the country.
The Blue Nest caters to the needs of startups both within and outside of the university. As a university-based incubator, it provides start-ups a space to operate within sprawling campus of ADMU and its budding innovative and entrepreneurial scene. It can facilitate access to the university’s resources as well as intellectual talents drawn from the Ateneo’s extensive roster of faculty, scientists, researchers, alumni and students. Services offered by The Blue Nest also include business registration and admin support, fund-sourcing and investor matching, option to avail of office space within the Ateneo, and mentoring.