Bali (ANTARA) - The Communication and Informatics Ministry seeks to hold the Digital Innovation Network (DIN) event annually to serve as a space for global startups to gather, share knowledge, and develop businesses to resolve global challenges.

"If India does not continue it, we would hold it with the same name. If India continues it, we would change the name," ministry's official, Samuel Abrijani Pangerapan, noted here Friday.

"This program will be an annual event of the ministry to help startups in Indonesia and countries that support them, so that we can collaborate to create better solutions and innovations," he stated.

For its first outing, the DIN 2022 was attended by 100 startup representatives from G20 member countries, stakeholders, and venture capitals to create digitalization-based connection and collaboration to better resolve global issues.

Every country that participates in DIN 2022 is urged to send startup representatives from five sectors: education technology, financial inclusivity, green and renewable energy, healthcare, and supply chain.

Every chosen startup has passed the selection stage and has a steady business that needs to be developed.

At this event, the ministry only provides a platform, so that all shared ideas, solutions, and knowledge can be beneficial and be channeled for the growth of startups from various parts of the world.

The platform also aims to bring changes, not just to handle recovery challenges after the pandemic but also in the future.

In addition to the idea, the ministry also connects investors and startups for business development, so that startups can grow and produce more innovations and solutions for global citizens.

"For next year, we will undertake an evaluation from all that we have done this year," Pangerapan noted.

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