PSIA launched its own Product Development Special Interest Group (PD/SIG) in August 2011 to help the local software development industry create and commercialize at least 10 globally-recognized software products in various categories. The group has a goal of making the Philippines a center for software product creation, innovation, and commercialization.
In January 2013, the PD/SIG changed its name to Software Products Incubation Group or more commonly known as SPRING.ph. SPRING.ph also aims to be the industry platform to nurture, encourage, educate, and support the needs of Filipino software startups. To date, close to 50 companies (representing PSIA member and non-member companies) and 24 product teams have joined SPRING.ph.
The SPRING.ph 2014 program includes monthly meet-ups dubbed as “TechTalks” for startups, quarterly LaunchPad events, monthly coaching sessions, and a startup competition for schools.