This starts with the selection and adoption of the provinces based on the top 20 growth areas and the top ranking provinces of the three regions that do not have provinces reaching the top 20 ranking as indicated in the UP PLANADES project on the formulation of settlement development model for new growth areas in the Philippines. The development plan of the provinces will be revisited ensuring that Science, Technology and Innovation is mainstreamed in the Plan while incorporating STI strategies, programs and projects and the inclusion of appropriate incentive packages to entrepreneurs, technopreneurs and investors. The result will be communicated to the stakeholders for validation and adoption by the LGUs through a resolution or ordinance.