This topic is shared by Mr.Eko Supriyanto. He is a great scientist with many innovations. Currently, he works as head of biomedical department in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). In this session, he emphasizes the need of partnership between innovator and industry.
Learn from Malaysia
There are several points that we need to learn from Malaysia:
Malaysia allocate great budget in research and development (around 600 Million rupiah used every year).
The professor in UTM must be an inventor and entrepreneur. Their basic function is not on teaching but encouraging students to innovate.
Certification of laboratory and products.
Important Point to Consider
We need to consider 8 points in innovating:
What’s the product we want to create?
Great team (lawyer, engineer, economist, etc.)
Whether the policies support innovation?
Put patent in every level of development. Be sure on the product safety.
Market your product fast in the right time.
Make good link on many segment,
Don’t forget about 3 pillars (government, scientist, business) and its interconnectedness. We can’t create everything by ourselves.
From Malaysia we learn the importance of budget, innovation, and certification. Let’s become the inventor ourselves. With the consideration of the factors and determination we can do it.