Tribute to Innovators 2019: Appreciation of IPB University for Innovators

The strength of IPB University as an innovation campus is no doubt. Over the past ten years, starting in 2018, IPB University has dominated the list of innovative most productive State Universities as a result of the Business Innovation Center. Of 1,155 innovations in Indonesia, 39.91 percent are from IPB University.

That was conveyed by Dr. Arif Satria, Rector of IPB University in his remarks at the 2019 Tribute to Innovators event, Friday (4/10) at the IPB International Convention Center (IICC), Bogor. Tribute to Innovators is an annual routine activity to appreciate the lecturers, researchers, innovators as well as work units and startups within the University of IPB. On this occasion, the award was presented to 87 winners for their achievements in producing innovations in 12 categories.

"IPB University has won two awards in a row for Widyapadhi and Widyakrida. Finally in the Sinta Award, IPB University was awarded as the institution with the most patents. A number of achievements achieved by IPB University so far are the achievements of innovators. Also the achievements of the leaders of IPB University, both in the faculties and departments who continue to encourage the lecturers in their environment to continue to provide the best in the development of innovation, "said Dr. Arif.

As many as 400 innovations owned by IPB University, 106 innovations have been commercialized. Dr. Arif dreamed that the innovation would not only be commercial in the national but also must be international. So that the target in 2023, the innovation of IPB University can inspire the world.

"People never imagined Traveloka would become a leader in Indonesia. Start up is now a unicorn, not because it mimics best practice. They create new practices, future practices that have never been done by others. This depends on our creativity. Then IPB University should not just do best practice, from now on we must make practice, that is our challenge going forward, "said the Rector of IPB University.

"IPB University has changed its tagline, inspiring innovation with integrity. We hope that inspiring is the end. What we can inspire is innovation that can be created if we have integrity. Because good integrity will create good collaboration. With it we can see and create something new. Therefore, integrity, innovation and inspiration will unite and strengthen IPB University, "said the Rector of IPB University. (NR)

Published Date : 08-Oct-2019

Resource Person : Dr Arif Satria

Keyword : Tribute to Innovators 2019, IPB University, Innovators