Research Agency encourages stronger cooperation among ASEAN nations

Research Agency  encourages  stronger cooperation among ASEAN nations

BRIN's Official Nur Tri Aries Suestiningtyas during an ASEAN workshop on the Fourth Industrial Revolution here on Thursday (November 25, 2021). (ANTARA/Martha Herlinawati Simanjuntak/FR)

Those who can follow the developments and changes in the Fourth Industrial Revolution will surely not be left behind.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) has encouraged further collaboration and stronger cooperation between ASEAN nations to handle issues surrounding science, technology, and innovation during the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

BRIN's official, Nur Tri Aries Suestiningtyas, noted that while entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution, all parties are challenged to compete and follow the swift developments and changes in technology.

During a workshop that ANTARA participated in virtually here on Thursday, Suestiningtyas noted that technological developments during this period would have a significant impact by increasing efficiency and productivity across various sectors, including the creative industry.

To this end, she highlighted the importance of honing skills and capability in mastering and following the developments during the Fourth Industrial Revolution to facilitate advancement and prosperity for the ASEAN community.

"If not, then it would create an unequal gap between those who can adapt quickly and those who adapt slowly," she elaborated.

"Those who can follow the developments and changes in the Fourth Industrial Revolution will surely not be left behind," she emphasized.

Collaboration between ASEAN nations could be conducted through various programs, she pointed out.

These programs comprise the transfer and sharing of knowledge, training, collective research, technology transfer, or any other forms of cooperation that could contribute to mastery over the ASEAN innovation road map.

During the event, BRIN's Head, Laksana Tri Handoko, noted that his agency supports ASEAN COSTI in preparing ASEAN citizens to derive maximum benefits out of the technological developments during the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

However, he also highlighted that the fast pace of the Fourth Industrial Revolution may be causal to some concerns, especially for those not able to adapt to the fast changes within their surrounding environment.

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