Over 6,000 start-ups participate in Indonesia Summit

Over 6,000 start-ups participate in Indonesia Summit

The Research, Technology and Higher Education Minister Mohammad Nasir in the Indonesia Startup Summit 2019 at the Jakarta International Expo on Friday (5/4/2019). (ANTARA PHOTO/Indrianto Eko Suwarso)

The Indonesia Start-up Summit saw the participation of 6,600 start-ups, including 1,307 start-ups generated by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Director General of Innovation Strengthening of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education Jumain Appe has stated that 6,600 start-ups are participating in the Indonesia Startup Summit 2019 at the Jakarta International Expo.

"The Indonesia Start-up Summit saw the participation of 6,600 start-ups, including 1,307 start-ups generated by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education," Jumain said on the sidelines of the event here on Wednesday.

The start-ups are engaged in various fields, including technology and information, food, health and medicine, defense and security, advanced materials, and raw materials.

According to Jumain, the start-ups are from across ministries or agencies such as the Ministries of Communication and Information Technology, the Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises, and the Creative Economy Agency.

He stressed that Indonesia was capable of generating innovations and innovators, which were expected to support the national economy in the future.

"We will prove that our human resources are not inferior to those in developed countries. We encourage the birth of millennial economies in the future," he said.

Jumain encouraged start-ups to continue to grow to expand the market in the country and to penetrate the global market.

The Indonesia Startup Summit 2019 is considered a great effort to open a network among the start-ups, the industry sectors, and investors.

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