Collaborative spirit, consolidation drive cross-sectoral innovation

Collaborative spirit, consolidation drive cross-sectoral innovation

Chairperson of the National Research and Innovative Agency (BRIN) Laksana Tri Handoko speaks during a webinar on national research and innovation in Jakarta, Wednesday. (ANTARA/Martha Herlinawati Simanjuntak).

I expect Indonesia to become a country with an innovation-based economy, and the BRIN will enhance national research and innovation to increase our nation's competitiveness
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) has pushed for consolidation and collaborative spirit among stakeholders to boost innovation in several sectors to drive the country’s development, according to the agency’s Chairperson, Laksana Tri Handoko.

"I expect Indonesia to become a country with an innovation-based economy, and the BRIN will enhance national research and innovation to increase our nation's competitiveness," Handoko stated during a webinar on national research and innovation, here on Wednesday.

As a country, which is strategically located and has abundant natural resources, Indonesia has the potential to become a developed nation, provided that its research and innovation sectors are well-developed first, according to Handoko.

By encouraging research in the fields of digital economy and the green and blue economy, the national research ecosystem can support the development of innovative products that are not only useful domestically but also globally, he expounded.

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The BRIN will secure the requisite technology, human resources, research funds, and infrastructure to realize a supportive research ecosystem from the relevant institutions. The BRIN also opened their research infrastructure for local scientists and the industry, he stated.

Handoko is optimistic that collaboration and cooperation between the research community and relevant institutions would increase and be beneficial to the country.

At the same webinar, the House of Representatives (DPR RI) Commission VII Deputy Chair Eddy Soeparno called on the legislative assembly to play its role to support research and innovation-based policy.

"The legislature plays a significant role in supporting research and innovation in Indonesia," Soeparno affirmed.

Strategic policies, such as the passing of Law No. 11 of 2019 on the National Science and Technology System, could open up broader opportunities for scientific and technological developments in Indonesia, he emphasized.


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