Indonesia, US collaborate to develop creative industry

Indonesia, US collaborate to develop creative industry

Mendag Mari Elka Pangestu. (ANTARA/Andika Wahyu)

We have even signed a MoU with NestGSV."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and the United States had collaborated through some leading companies to develop creative industries and new entrepreneurs, according to Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu.

Through a text message on Sunday, the minister said she had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a few US companies to develop creative industries in Indonesia.

"We had met with the executives of a few companies and told them that the opportunity to cooperate is wide open. We have even signed a MoU with NestGSV," she said.

NestGSV is an emerging tech incubator located in the heart of Silicon Valley.

The company brings together entrepreneurs, investors, mature tech corporations, professional service providers, governments and educational institutions, serving as a catalyst for collaborative innovation, commercialization, market adoption and growth.

The minister noted that the MoU covered the coordination and collaboration activities in Indonesia and Silicon Valley to support the development of an innovation system, high-tech start-ups, and medium and small businesses through access to incubation programs and accelerators.

Mari and some officials from the Capital Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) and the Industry Ministry went to Los Angeles and Silicon Valley in California recently to speed up creative economic development, particularly creative industries, which were based on information technology and digital content, animation and film.

In Los Angeles, they attended a business forum to introduce the potential of creative industries based on information technology and digital content, animation and film.

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy also continued to step up cooperation with various parties to expand their network and access to creative economic players.

In addition, Mari also explored cooperation with Walt Disney, Apple and start-up incubators to develop digital content, such as mobile apps, video games, animation and various applications for different purposes.
(Uu.O001/INE/H-YH/KR-BSR)

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