As an effort to increase the added value of inventions so that they have commercial value and in order to grow Pre-Start Up, Start Up and Scale Up at Diponegoro University (UNDIP), the Directorate of Innovation and Industrial Cooperation together with the Bureau of Innovation and Cooperation held a Webinar with the theme “From Laboratory To Market: How University Turn Research Into Start Up”, which was attended by more than 160 participants from lecturers/researchers and inventors from all faculties within Diponegoro University. The event was held on Thursday, March 24, 2022 via Zoom media and broadcast live through the Youtube channel.

The Vice Rector for Research, Innovation and Cooperation at Diponegoro University, Prof. Dr. Ir. Ambariyanto, M.Sc. in the opening speech said that efforts to increase the number of patent proposals and simple patents have been made and there has been an increase even though the number at other universities has also increased. The next problem is the number of innovative ideas that cannot be commercialized or marketed. This is because there are not many researchers who understand how to deliver or market the results of innovation, which is reflected in the small number of research results that are started up. This is what underlies the holding of the webinar event initiated by the Directorate of Innovation and Industrial Cooperation together with the Bureau of Innovation and Cooperation today.

While drh. Dian Wahyu Harjanti, Ph.D., said that the purpose of today’s webinar is to encourage the spirit of downstreaming research results and take advantage of programs from the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN). The program is in the form of funding a research-based startup company known as Start-Up Inovasi Indonesia (SII).

Present at the event, Dr. Ferry Rahmadhan, ST, M.Si., as the Coordinator of the incubation function at PPBT-BRIN in his presentation conveyed the BRIN Research-Based Startup Funding Facilitation Program, which is a financing program for start-up companies based on BRIN research results so that they are ready to become new companies, as profitable and sustainable startups. The advantage is that the selected proposer will receive mentoring for a maximum period of 6 (six) months, and obtain funding for 2 (two) years up to Rp. 300,000,000,- / year and can be extended 1 (one) year.

PPBR funding has the aim of encouraging the commercialization of BRIN research innovations, realizing the commercialization of research-based innovations generated from BRIN research results or the general public by cooperating with BRIN researchers, and developing Indonesian research-based startup companies. The applicant requirements for batch 1 are startups that develop research results from research centers within BRIN. For batch II, III, and IV, the conditions are startups that develop research results in the community by cooperating with BRIN researchers. Currently, the third and fourth batches are still open.

The second speaker, Dr. Rifky Ismail, S.T., M.T., as Head of Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Study Program, Faculty of Engineering Undip and Innovator of the Faculty of Engineering Undip, conveyed about the initial establishment of CBIOM3S in 2015 from the Mechanical Engineering Department which includes research centers for Biomechanics, Biomaterials, Biomechatronics and Biosignal Processing. Then in 2016 they developed cross-departmental and cross-faculty networks as well as with doctors and individuals. In 2017, they developed CBIOM3S superior products, namely Artificial Hands, Parkinson’s Detection Devices, and so on as well as product trials and improvements. In 2018 they established a spin off company, made efforts to commercialize research products and prepared a manufacturing process workshop. In 2019 it became a center of excellence for science and technology.

Thus, this event went well and smoothly, all questions both in discussion through Zoom meeting and via chat were answered by the speakers. The entire committee hoped that the material presented by the speakers could be useful for all webinar participants. (Admin-RM)