IPB University Present Invention Toward Downstream Mechanism Innovation

An event titled "Internalization Mechanism Downstream Invention IPB University Towards Innovation" held on Tuesday (13/8) in the Campus Dramaga, Bogor. The activity invited the parties involved in the process of the invention downstream, ranging from innovators through work units and agencies.

"There are three things I want to say, first is the power of IPB University today is innovation. So let us maintain and increase that we are not quantitatively innovation alone, the number increased, even more importantly, in quality has traction in the market, "said Rector University, Dr. Arif Satria.

The second thing that is produced according to the Rector innovation is to solve the problem. Such innovations, he said could be achieved if the innovators interact with users or the public. Dr. Arif sure if it is done well, it will be a lot of inspiration from Bogor Agricultural University to resolve the existing problems.

"Third, we must have a roadmap, either personally or groups. Now the era of cross-discipline, do not close the possibility of collaboration between departments or divisions in order to appear more kicking fruit innovation. So there will be more innovation from university University that could benefit the nation, "he said.

Meanwhile, Vice Rector of Innovation, Business and Entrepreneurship, Prof. Dr. Erica B. Laconi said the results or the invention can be innovative if it has been tested and has added value. He said of the 461 invention, the new 106 has been tested, or approximately 30 percent. In fact, today the indicators used by the Higher Education is not the amount of your invention, but rather the quality of innovation.

"IPB University already had a rule since 2004. This year has published the Decree (SK) Rector for Invention Commercialization Committee (IMC) whose membership of Wakill Rector of Innovation, Business and Entrepreneurship and the Institute for Research and Community Service (LPPM). The team would later determine whether the invention can be continued or not. That we will continue it's invention Technology Readiness Level (TKT) / Technology Readiness Level (TRL) was above seven, "said Prof. Erika. 

Innovation and Intellectual Property Director, Dr Syarifah Iis Ayesha also said that the invention of his own a minimum of seven TRL, will be proposed draft patent, be it patents, copyrights or brands by the unit he leads.

"There are two schemes downstream, social and commercial. The important thing is now no longer a value in terms of rupiah. IPB University kan usually seeds, fertilizer, although the value of the rupiah is small but if impact great, that valued, calculated the impact of economic development, "said Dr. Iis.

In addition to Dr. Rokhani Director of Region Science Technology and Business Incubator Bogor Agricultural University also said, the presence of regional science this technology can not be separated from the vision of the President, Joko Widodo, who says that to build a nation in global competition, especially in the Asian region, one way is to build Science Techno Park (STP) in various villages. 

"Talk STP, it is a vehicle downstream, in order to accelerate the transformation of the present invention to the innovation," said Dr. Rokhani.

If innovations are not eligible to be marketed, clear business value, the Directorate of Business Development and Entrepreneurship IPB University will help escort these innovations to the market. 

But the important thing mentioned by Dr. Jaenal Effendi as Director of Business Development and Entrepreneurship is that the existing business units in IPB University should also have a positive impact, not only in terms of revenue but also social and environmental.

"One thing that so concerns us, we also analyzed the impact of the existing business units in IPB University. The impact on the social, environmental and this revenue is significant. Positive Alhamdulillah all, a lot of community involvement for the business, "he said. (AVR) 

Published Date : 15-Aug-2019

Resource Person : Dr. Arif Satria, Prof Dr Erica B. Laconi, Dr Syarifah Iis Aisyah, Dr Rokhani, Dr Jaenal Effendi

Keyword : Invention, Innovation Campus, Science Techno Park, Downstream Results of Research, Technology Readiness Level (TRL), the IPB University