This topic is shared by Mr. Nurul Taufiqu Rochman. He is a nanotechnology scientist with great track record, both in industry and science world. Currently, he works in Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). In this session, he emphasizes the need of technology transfer from laboratory to industrial environment and how to start the connection.
Indonesia… Big potential?
After the Indonesia’s import channel activated back then, products are imported in crazy number. About 100 trillion rupiah used to import raw material only. Why must we import raw material? It is because we can’t produce the raw material ourselves. We have many scientists. We have many industries. Unfortunately, we also have much un-interconnectedness between them.
Problem and solution
So, what’s the main problem faced in our industries? The major problem revolved around technology and information. Many industries haven’t had right use of technology and haven’t informed about possibility to increase their process.
Look at this reality, what must scientists do then? It is simple, visit the industries. Mr.Nurul suggested that scientists must visit industries regularly and be creative in approach.
Scientist can give industry new value. Scientists can increase the efficiency of industrial process (especially in small medium enterprise), so scientists need to visit industry regularly to help industries get information and apply the right technology.