The second intensive course training of the SMART Project took place on 29th, 30th and 31st March 2021 targeting more than 40 Indonesian trainees. Entitled “Knowledge transfer strategies and exploitation of research results” this 2nd workshop contributed to share examples of knowledge transfer strategies in EU universities, and to help Indonesian participants to get familiar with the HEIs’ Research and Technology commercialization activities. The training was held and recorded on the Zoom platform.
The topic of how to get investors for start-ups was discussed from an investor’s point of view in the 10th INSTAIN (Incubation of Innovative Startup) webinar organised by the Directorate of Innovation and Science Technology Area (DIKST) – ITS and entitled, “Investments for Startups”, Thursday (4/12) night. Investing in startups is a challenge. Apart from being high risk, it is also accompanied by high returns.
In order to support student business activities, the Kalimantan Institute of Technology (ITK) held an Entrepreneurship Grant program to provide capital assistance to student startup businesses. This activity began with the acceptance of business proposals attended by 20 teams of students. This proposal was then reviewed and selected by a reviewer team consisting of entrepreneurship supervisors from the Student and Alumni Center (PKA), itk’s Technology Business Incubator (IBT) team, and the chairman of the ITK cooperative. From the selection results, 10 proposals were selected that received capital assistance of Rp 2,000,000 each, –
Besides providing capital assistance, assistance is also carried out in the form of monitoring and evaluation (Monev) to ensure student business runs as well as discussing the problems faced. The first Monev was held on Sunday, November 29, 2020. In addition to the team of business people, this event was also attended by supervisors and reviewers. On this occasion, each team presented their business progress and plans to be carried out next.
ITK Rector Prof. Ir. Budi Santosa, M. Sc., Ph. D., ITK Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Nurul Widiastuti, S.Si., M.Si., Ph.D, and 2 ITK lecturers visited several business of ITK students received KBMI Grants. This visit aims to see the development of several student programs that are still running today. The visit started in the morning and began with a visit to Yoi Akuakultur which raised sharia-based investment business in the field of crab cultivation. The team’s investment is located in Solok Api Darat, Samboja, Kutai Kartanegara. Yoi Akuakultur collaborates to cultivate crab ponds owned by local people in management and administration. Until now, the farm managed is a pond that is quite superior compared to other ponds.
The next destination is Verticrab.co located in Manggar Sari, Balikpapan. Verticrab.co offers soka crab cultivation using vertical cultivation equipped with RAS (Resirculation Aquaculture System) technology. This cultivation is carried out to see the comparison of conventional (horizontal) and vertical cultivation of Verticrab.co. The result is that vertical cultivation can be one way of cultivating crabs and also saving land. Saturday, December 5, 2020, Verticrab.co won the third KMI Awards in Production and Cultivation Industry Sub Category.
Campus ITS, ITS News – Institute of Technology (ITS) launched new opportunities for students to develop their businesses. Through the Innovative Startup Incubation (INSTAIN), which was held last Thursday (26/11), the Director of the Innovation and Science Technology Area (DIKST) at ITS shared tips on building startup branding in order to create value and compete with competitors.