Jakarta, 24 July 2019 – The Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education (Kemenristekdikti) in collaboration with Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) organized the Industrial Technology Development (ITD) Expo Year 2019. UPH, as a private university that has served for 25 years, committed to supporting the government program to improve the development of science and technology and to innovate in higher education in Indonesia. UPH collaborated with Director General of Research Enhancement and Development Kemenristekdikti in organizing the exhibition of industry-worthy research products.
There were as many as 60 lab-scale and industry-worthy prototypes funded by National Innovation System Research Incentive Program (Program Insentif Riset Sistem Inovasi Nasional, or Insinas) and Industrial Technology Development Program (Program Pengembangan Teknologi Industri, or PPTI) exhibited in ITD Expo 2019, which lasted for two days from 24 to 25 July 2019 at Main Atrium Lippo Mall Puri, Jakarta.
The event was opened by Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education, Prof. H. Mohamad Nasir, Ph.D., Ak. And Director General of Research Enhancement and Development Kemenristekdikti, Dr. Muhammad Dimyati. Also in attendance was UPH Chancellor Dr. (Hon.) Jonathan L. Parapak, M.Eng.Sc., Founder of Lippo Group Mochtar Riady, CEO of Lippo Malls Indonesia Edy Mumin, and invitees from various institutions.
Director-General of Research Enhancement and Development Kemenristekdikti Muhammad Dimyati, in a press conference, delivered his hopes that ITD Expo will heighten understanding and knowledge of the people towards government policies and programs in supporting research, and deliver information regarding research-made technologies that have a potential to benefit the people and economy. He also hoped that this exhibition will improve the research culture into something good and coordinated so that implementable innovations can be created and promoted in the national and international world of industry.
Regarding this collaboration, UPH Chancellor welcomed the invitation by Director General of Research Enhancement and Development Kemenristekdikti in organizing this exhibition.
UPH Chancellor remarked, “UPH received the honor of holding the Industrial Technology Development Expo 2019 to introduce industry-worthy prototypes. UPH hopes that through this program, other parties will participate in research activities and prototypes for the sake of development of science and technology and technology-based industries in Indonesia.”
Previously, UPH has also collaborated with Kemenristekdikti to promote neurosurgical processes with 3D electronic media. The technology-based method of teaching aspiring doctors has been introduced at UPH through a talk-show open to the public.
On this occasion, Dimyati reported a prototype of PPTI and Insinas.
Dimyati added, “PPTI and Insinas have produced many industry-worthy, properly tested prototypes, some of which have been commercialized. PPTI have produced 158 industrial prototypes from 2016 to 2019. Insinas have also produced 574 lab-scale prototypes from 2015 to 2018.”
Other than exhibiting prototypes, ITD Expo Year 2019 also organized a talk-show brought by seven speakers, of which are Beno Kunto Pradekso (CEO of PT. Solusi 247), Djoko Kuswanto (Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology), Yenny Meliana (Researcher at Research Center for Chemistry LIPI), Muhammad Yukka Harlanda (CEO of PT. Brodo Ganesha Indonesia), Sigit Puspito Wigati Jarot (Head of Indonesia 5G Forum), Suhono Harso Supangkat (Bandung Institute of Technology), Yusep Rosmanyah (Bandung Institute of Technology), Petra Wahjoepramono (Universitas Pelita Harapan), and Tian Belawati (Universitas Terbuka).
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