Minister Puan Asking University Innovation Distributed to Industries

Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Puan Maharani, said that results of innovative researches should be applied more in the industrial sector. She said that only 3 percent of innovative researches by higher education have been utilized.

After opening, Tangerang Selatan Global Innovation Forum (TGIF) at the Center for Science, Technology and Technology (Puspitek), Serpong, South Tangerang, Wednesday (9/21), Puan said that she has instructed the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education and related institutions to distribute their innovations to industrial life.

Thus, Puan added, there will be more innovations which can be implemented by the public. In addition to research in universities, Puan urged the Ministry to provide companionships for leading potentials in regions.

Meanwhile, Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education said that currently there eight universities which already have permanent cooperation with industries worlds. They are UI, ITB, IPB, UGM, Airlangga Universit, ITS, Brawijaya University and Diponegoro University.

In order to strengthen the national innovation system, Nasir said that the Ministry has required integration of national innovation system and national economic system. One of the actions is to build technopark across the Archipelago.

Previously, Director General of Innovation Strengthening of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Jumain Appe, said that the utilization of innovation research results by industries remains low. So far, only three percent of innovation research has been applied in the industrial world.

According to Jumain, currently, there are some 900 results of innovation researches registered in his department. They come from tens of thousands of innovation publications by lecturers. Of that number, only three percent has been adapted to industries. Among industries which have applied innovation research are automotive and health industries. Hundreds of other researchers, Amin added, are waiting for their application in industries.




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