IPB Again Gives Royalties to Innovators

Appreciation to the innovators in the form of royalties was again delivered by IPB University for the commercial use of IPB innovation by PT Bogor Life Science and Technology (BLST), namely 3B IPB Rice and Calina Papaya. This royalty handover event was coordinated by the Directorate of Innovation and Intellectual Property (DIK) of IPB and held at the IPB Darmaga Campus, Bogor (24/5).

In her remarks the Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Business and Entrepreneurship, Prof. Dr. Erika Budiarti Laconi conveyed the importance of giving awards to innovators as an encouragement to continue innovating for society. "This is a form of appreciation to innovators, and IPB will continue to strive to pursue royalties from other innovations that have been implemented commercially," said Prof. Erika.

On this occasion, Dr. Syarifah Iis Aisyah as the Director of Innovation and Intellectual Property of IPB explained briefly the achievements of IPB in the field of innovation and royalty provisions that apply in IPB. In accordance with the prevailing provisions at IPB, the proportion of royalty distribution is 40 percent for the producing party (innovator), 20 percent for the work unit and 40 percent for IPB. "These provisions are based on the Decree of the Rector of IPB Number 065/2006 concerning Amendments to Decree Number 209/2004 concerning the Guidelines for the Management of Intellectual Property in IPB," she said.

Royalties were symbolically given by Prof. Erika to two representatives of the IPB innovator teams, namely Dr. Hajrial Aswidinnoor for 3S IPB Rice innovation and Dr. Enisar Sangun representing Prof. Dr. Sriani Sujiprihati (almh) for Calina Papaya innovation. The 3S IPB rice and Calina papaya have been widely used by the community, even some parties have named California papaya for Callina papaya.

"In the past Prof. Dr. Sriani Sujiprihati had an aspiration to replace fruit products from Bangkok and we are grateful that it is now achieved. Now papaya Callina beats Bangkok papaya," said Dr. Enisar Sangun who is also the husband of Prof. Dr. Sriani Sujiprihati (almh).

In the closing ceremony, Prof. Erika hoped that in the future IPB Durian, IPB Avocado, etc., will also be available. Besides that, Prof. Erika also emphasized that this royalty is a form of appreciation for innovations produced by innovators. Giving appreciation to innovators is expected to encourage the spirit of other innovators within IPB to further develop their innovations. "In the future, IPB will not only focus on the number of innovations, but also on its quality," she said. (MHW/Zul/zsp)

Published Date : 28-May-2019

Resource Person : Prof. Dr. Erika Budiarti Laconi

Keyword : Calina Papaya, 3S IPB Rice, Dr. Hajrial Aswidinoor, Prof. Sriani Sujiprihati, innovation royalty