Jacotama Team: Coconut Charcoal Briquettes from Diponegoro University won 3rd Place in Indonesian Student Entrepreneurship (Kewirausahaan Mahasiswa Indonesia/KMI) AWARD, Indonesian Student Business Competition (KBMI) category, Production/Cultivation subcategory.

KMI Expo is an activity that is held annually by the Directorate of Learning and Student Affairs (Belmawa) of the Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia and in 2021, KMI Expo XII will be held by Brawijaya University. This activity is carried out to support the Free Learning – Independent Campus policy which is expected to encourage students to become graduates who are characterized, innovative, and competitive.

Jacotama is a producer and supplier of coconut derivative products with the concept of WIRAKOPERASI (entrepreneurship) to improve the welfare of coconut farmers, reduce coconut plantation waste significantly, and run a sustainable business model. Its vision is to become a leading producer of coconut sugar in Indonesia and is committed to using green technology in making organic, environmentally friendly, green and superior products that facilitate sustainable development. While its mission is to provide superior quality and reliable products and carry out performance according to high manufacturing standards by creating superior quality products to customers around the world, as well as to be on time in delivery.

This business is interesting because it has 3 superior products, they are coconut charcoal, coconut charcoal bio briquettes, and coconut sugar. All of them are superior in their respective qualities. Coconut charcoal bio briquettes is a low ash product, without odor, made from 100% natural ingredients without chemicals, has a long burning time, and is available in various forms. The coconut sugar products or known as Arkacoco which is made from 100% real coconut nectar, is free from chemical additives, synthetic dyes, and food preservatives, with distinctive flavors such as sweet and savory melted caramel and in accordance with organic standards. With these advantages, the products are expected to be in demand by the world market.

The Undip Jacotama team conveyed that KMI Expo was a space for sharing experiences and establishing relations. The team members also advised that in doing business, an individual should not give up easily, explore themselves, and not to be afraid to be different from others. The business players must keep moving, innovating, collaborating and eager to be better. The definition of the cool young generation today is a generation that is willing to learn, innovate, and be cultured. Meanwhile, competition is the implementation of the educational outcomes that have been taken. (Lin – Public Relations)