Subang – BRIN Public Relations. The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) through the Center for Appropriate Technology Research (PRTTG) received an online visit by the STIKOM Bali Institute of Technology and Business and UPN Veteran University Surabaya, Thursday (10/03).

This visit was motivated by the curiosity and interest of the STIKOM Bali Institute of Technology and Business and partners (UPN Veteran Surabaya) to get information on how to participate in the BRIN Research-Based Start-Up Program (PPBR) and its potentials. This was stated by the Director of Innovation Development, Intellectual Property Rights, Business Innovation and Cultural Technology of STIKOM, Candra Ahmadi.

Candra said that through this hearing, his university can explore what can be collaborated, the potentials, and the opportunities. “In principle, STIKOM wants to collaborate with PRTTG. Today we submitted four proposals initiated by STIKOM related to PPBR,” he said.

The four proposals, he said, relate to cultivation of trigona honey propolis (Evi Triandini), application of Software as A Service (Indra Raditya), augmented reality technology (Bagus Sabda) and natural egg flour technology (Sugiarto).

BRIN Coordinator of Cooperation Services for West Java Region I, Rutriana Meilisa said “PPBR is a new program at the Deputy for Facilitation of Research and Innovation of BRIN under pro research funding. The program includes terms, conditions and restrictions. PPBR requires use of BRIN research results by start-ups, industries, companies, or SMEs. Cooperation in the use of research results by start-ups (partners) can be carried out in two forms of cooperation; research collaboration and licensing cooperation,” she explained.

Rutriana added that the licenses that are currently issued are aimed at industries/companies and SMEs to take advantage of BRIN’s research and innovation results. “Cooperation that can be built with universities is for example in the form of research collaboration, joint funding, use of infrastructure facilities, publications, and so forth,” she explained.

Novita Indrianti, a researcher and Chair of the TTG Process Engineering Research Group said of her experience receiving PPBR funding that funds from BRIN to prospective start-ups are given to SMEs under PRTTG assistance for works that utilized BRIN’s research results through licensing collaborations. The goal is that these SMEs can grow and generate profits and sustainability.

Novita also said that the SMEs that receive funding from the PPBR Program are those producing non-wheat noodle, as the result of TTG research. Through licensing cooperation, BRIN facilitates assistance starting from application of the process technology up to using noodle making equipment (extruder). “The PPBR program encourages BRIN researchers to play their important role. Therefore, there must be researchers in the work unit of BRIN who support them using research results from startup companies,” she explained. (ecp, da/ed: drs)