A total of 51 IPB University Innovation Proposals Receive Funding for Kedai Reka 2022 Matching Fund Program

The Institution for Science Technology Park  (LKST) of IPB University has signed 51 Cooperation Agreements (SPK) for the 2022 Matching Fund Program. This was revealed in the Workshop on Financial Accountability and Procurement of the Matching Fund Program for 2022 held by LKST IPB University.

Head of LKST IPB University, Prof. Erika B Laconi said, this year IPB University still received more funding than other universities in Indonesia for batches 1 and 2. “This year 51 proposals that received funding involved 1519 students and 302 lecturers. So that this will increase the Main Performance Indicator (IKU) number 2, namely Students Gaining Experience Outside Campus and IKU number 3, Lecturers Doing Activities Outside Campus," said Prof. Erika.

She further explained that the Faculty of Agriculture was the faculty that received the most funding, with 12 proposals. In this event, the signing of the SPK was carried out by the person in charge of each faculty and funded study center.

The Rector of IPB University, Prof. Arif Satria in his direction, said that this workshop is an important component in efforts to obtain funding as well as in terms of accountability. “This year IPB University is in the Engagement Society period. How IPB University can have an impact on society and industry. This engagement society is realized through many instruments, one of which is the Kedai Reka Matching Fund Program,” he said.

In addition, he continued, IPB University also has a Lecturer Returns to Village Program, People's Animal Science School (SPR), Precision Village Data. He advised that the program can continue to be carried out and improved, so that the impact of IPB University's innovation can be felt by the community. What is no less important is the spirit of always innovating from the programs being carried out, he said.

Not only that, Prof. Arif also reviewed the picture of future research and development (R&D) carried out by industry such as that of developed countries. He said, currently the contribution of private research to research funds in Indonesia is still very low. So far, Indonesia is still relying on the State Revenue and Expenditure Budget (APBN).

“What happened in Thailand, South Korea and Japan, the composition of research funding was very large, the contribution from the private sector. So that in the future there will be a shift, research collaboration with industry is an important thing to do. If this happened then it would be very powerful. I also hope that the industry will come from IPB University alumni,” explained Prof. Arif.

To achieve this, according to him, the Science Technology Park (STP) is the key to research and industry collaboration. STP acts as a bridge between academia and industry. (*/Rz) IAAS/SYA

Published Date : 10-Aug-2022

Resource Person : Prof Erika B Laconi, Prof Arif Satria

Keyword : Matching Fund, Kedai Reka, LKST IPB, STP IPB