Jakarta – BRIN Public Relations. The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) and the Indonesian Army (TNI AD) establish collaboration related to the Research and Innovation Program within the Indonesian Army. This cooperation was manifested in the signing of a Cooperation Agreement by the Head of BRIN, Laksana Tri Handoko and the Chief of Staff of the Army, Dudung Abdurachman, Thursday (17/03).

In his remarks, the Head of BRIN emphasized that this signing is continuation of meetings to strengthen and qualify human resources within the Indonesian Army. BRIN’s Deputy for Science and Technology Human Resources has programs one of which is the Degree By Research program for Masters and Doctoral programs that can be utilized by all parties, especially the campuses that partner with BRIN and all State Universities in Indonesia and several campuses abroad.

With regard to development of medicines and service-based health therapies, Handoko emphasized that cooperation services with hospitals are needed. Currently there have been collaborations with the Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Brain Center Hospital, Harapan Kita Cardiovascular Center Hospital, in addition to the Army Hospital and Wisma Atlit Hospital with which BRIN signed cooperation agreement last year related to clinical trial.  “Research infrastructure at BRIN can be used by the community at large, and during emergency condition such as pandemic. These facilities can be used to deal with this such condition in the fields of military and research,” he added.

Handoko hopes that this collaboration will not only benefit both parties but also benefit the community, nation and state.

On the same occasion, Army Chief of Staff, Dudung Abdurachman said that research and innovation are important for the Army and BRIN as the Army carries out research and innovation not only on national primary weapons system but also covers all fields including personnel, logistics, intelligence and so on for which research can be done.

Dudung said, actually we cannot resolve everything with violence, but we must study it from all economic, political, social, cultural aspects. “We will be more advanced not only with transfer of technology but also transfer of knowledge which we must then also transfer to the existing work units. The cooperation between the Army and BRIN is not only on development of science and technology human resources but also research development in all aspects, because technological developments are increasingly rapid and the delivery method must have innovation so that it is easier for the current generation to understand,” concluded Dudung. (VRP/Ed MAA)