PRESS RELEASE

THE NATIONAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION AGENCY

NO: 23 /SP/HM/BKPUK/III/2022

Today, BRIN Provides Coaching and Mentoring

to Recipients of Research-Based Startup (PPBR) Funding

First Batch

The Research-Based Startup Company (PPBR) Program is a program aimed at improving the research and innovation ecosystem. This program includes pre-incubation, incubation and post-incubation. The pre-incubation and incubation program includes coaching and mentoring program. The Coaching and Mentoring Program is intended to participants who have received PPBR funding prior to the implementation of business incubation activities. This program is carried out for a maximum of 6 months with a curriculum designed for the initial stage of provisioning for prospective BRIN start-ups.

Jakarta, 11 March 2022. BRIN encourages development of research-based startups that have advantages and capabilities in developing competitive and sustainable businesses. Through the PPBR program, BRIN provide opportunities to all Indonesian citizens to make use and commercialize BRIN research results. The start-up assistance scheme through the PPBR program is designed in such a way that it can broaden and accelerate the chances of business success run by BRIN start-ups.

BRIN start-up coaching & mentoring activities are carried out by the PPBT (Technology-Based Start-ups) Incubation Function Team, the Directorate of Research and Innovation Utilization at Ministries/Institutions, Communities and SMEs – Deputy for Research and Innovation Utilization. This activity is divided into three main stages, namely pre-incubation, incubation and post-incubation.

Pre-incubation activities focus on the process of technology transfer and formation of a start-up team. At the business incubation stage, start-ups get funding of up to 300 million per year and can be extended for 2 years. At the post-incubation stage, start-ups will focus on development of business networks and scaling up.

Head of BRIN, Laksana Tri Handoko, said that PPBRs who have the opportunity to take part in the coaching and mentoring activities are those who were designated as recipients of the funding that had been announced earlier. “This program is planned to last for six months, but not all winners will spend a full six months on coaching and mentoring. If the start-up can complete this program in less than six months, it will continue to the business incubation period,” said Handoko at the Kick Off of the PPBR Coaching and Mentoring Program Stage 1, Friday (11/03).

During coaching and mentoring, explained Handoko, the participants will receive provisioning in the form of materials, case studies, and implementation of concepts in their business. Several concepts related to business development for start-up companies are introduced and adopted according to the conditions and needs.

The concept of lean start-up, design thinking, team building, problem validation, customer discovery, entrepreneur basic accountant, marketing and legal aspects will be introduced at this stage. This mentoring and coaching program is the first step to equip and develop prospective start-ups to be ready to run and develop their businesses by using the results of BRIN research.

“We prepare a mentoring and coaching program with relevant curriculum and actual case studies. We also provide coaches and mentors from both internal and external BRIN to help condition start-up players in the real world of business competition. As the products or services that are our main business come from BRIN research, we ensure that transfer of knowledge and technology to start-ups can run smoothly.” he explained.

He said that the term PPBR is used to cover more aspects, not only the aspects of technology or technopreneur aspects but could also encourage the emergence of other aspects, for example those based on social engineering or sociopreneur. Research collaboration with the community and industry will not only strengthen the economy from within, but will also become a showcase in the eyes of the world regarding absorption and use of research products for economic growth.

“We hope that this activity can be an inspiration and pave the way for collaboration in the use of greater research and have an impact on improving the country’s economy in the micro scale. Moreover, at this time Indonesia as the host of the G20, we will use it to show the world that we can be back to our feet and rise economically after the Covid-19 pandemic,” Hope Handoko.