MORTHE’s Press Release
No. 191 /SP/HM/BKKP/2019
Cimahi – The Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education Mohamad Nasir accompanied by the Head of Agency for the Assessment & Application of Technology (BPPT) Hammam Riza, Cimahi Vice Mayor Lieutenant Colonel Inf (Ret) Ngatiyana and Director General for Research and Development Strengthening Muhammad Dimyati formalized the launch of Cimahi Techno Park (CTP) at Baros Street, Cimahi, West Java (24/9).
Minister Nasir stated that it’s expected that CTP could boost Cimahi’s economy and West Java’s economy generally based on innovation.
“CTP is one of the 100 Techno Parks planned by President Joko Widodo in the beginning of his 2015-2019 period. Two industrial clusters that will be developed by CTP is animation industry and processed food industry (food and beverages), and those are expected to contribute to Cimahi’s economy,” said the Minister of RTHE.
Minister Nasir encourages other Regional Governments to develop their own techno parks based on their local wisdom and potentials. The paradigm that should be built to compete internationally is the perspective of “local to global”—how to make local products become world class products.
“This will be very great, not only Cimahi Techno Park with their animation cluster. Other techno parks are needed in health sector and manufacture sector that can grow creative economy. Therefore the perspective of local to global is needed, local products can compete in global scale should be set in the minds of the regional creative industry players,” said Minister Nasir.
The Minister of RTHE explained that for techno parks to evolve and become mature, the supporting ecosystems are needed. The important thing in developing techno park ecosystem are the good synergy between academics, industrial sectors, and the government, or known as Triple Helix (Academicians-Businesses-Government). Innovations and inventions produced should meet the people’s needs and the market’s demands, so the outputs could be commercialized.
“Good ecosystem should involve inventors and innovators, industrial sectors, and government. Innovations and ideas should be supported by funding and down-streaming from the industrial sectors. Government plays a role in mediating between inventors and innovators with the industrial sectors,” said the Minister of RTHE.
The Head of Agency for the Assessment & Application of Technology (BPPT) Hammam Riza stated that in this matter Cimahi is one of the selected regions as one of the locations for techno parks development.
“The selection of Cimahi as one of the locations for techno parks development cannot be separated from the position of Cimahi as one of the active partner with high commitment and is considered strategic for BPPT,” said Hammam.
Hammam added that if we could learn from develop countries which are succeeded to develop their techno parks, such as Japan or South Korea, the processes from the beginning of the development until the realization and the functioning of a techno park require a relatively long time, even some needs more than ten years. While in Cimahi, to develop this CTP, with all the limitations in the funding and budgeting but optimizing the capacity, only take a relatively short time, which in less than five years CTP could already be functioned.
In developing Cimahi Techno Park (CTP), the Cimahi City Government partners with the Agency for the Assessment & Application of Technology (BPPT) and is supported by the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education, which in this matter plays a role as the companion agencies, which has been started since 2010. The development of Cimahi Techno Park is also an effort of accelerating the development of the existing local potentials in the form of creative economies. The creative economies developed are focused on the development of processed food industries (food and beverages) and telematics and animation industries.
According to the existing data, up until 2019, according to the assessment by the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education, the maturity level of Cimahi Techno Park generally meets the intermediate level criteria. For now Cimahi Techno Park area is managed by the Technical Implementation Unit (UPTD) under the Department of Commerce, Cooperative, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME), and Industry of Cimahi.
“With Cimahi Techno Park, it is expected that it could really play a role as an economic driver institution based on innovations in Cimahi, with the commitments and human resources in Cimahi, CTP will be the headmost of science and technology area in Indonesia,” closed Hammam.
Also attending the event are the Director General for Research and Development Strengthening Muhammad Dimyati, the Deputy of Technology Policy Assessment BPPT Gatot Dwianto, the Director of the Center for Specific Area Technologies and Innovation Systems BPPT Iwan Sudrajat, MORTHE’s Head of Partnership and Public Communication Nada Marsudi, Acting Director of Science and Technology Areas and Other Supporting Institutions Kemal Prihatman, Governor’s Regional Assistant of West Java Dudi Sudrajat, and other guests.
Partnership and Public Communication Bureau
Assessment & Application of Technology (BPPT)
Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education