To celebrate the 23rd National Technology Awakening Day (HAKTEKNAS), Research, Technology, and Higher Education Ministry presented Science and Technology Innovation Award in Pekanbaru, Riau province, on Friday (10/8). This is aimed at raising awareness that innovation is an inseparable part from society.
One of those awards is Anugerah Widya Kridha which is an award to appreciate non-governmental agencies and societal groups for their support for enhancing innovation systems.
“PT. Gama Multi Usaha Mandiri (Gama Multi) has received Anugerah Widya Kridha 2018 because Gama Multi is a role model in higher education business development that has been successful in the downstreaming of various research, incubating business endeavours, and forming cooperation with national and international partners,” said Indah Subadra, Corporate PR of Gama Multi Group in a release on Saturday (11/8).
Gama Multi is a holding and investment company of UGM that runs various industries. They have done downstreaming through subsidiaries in various industries, such as IT, agro-based industry, engineering manufacture, energy, and incubation of technology business. In health sector, Gama Multi has downstreamed the products of Gama-CHA, INA-Shunt, NPC Strip, and Gama Herbal that has 5 product variants, namely Gama Diab, Gama Tensi, Gama Optima, Imuno Gama, and KalkuGama.
In agro-based industry, Gama Multi has downstreamed innovative products such as Gama Melon Hikapel. In Engineering manufacture, they have done Early Warning System (EWS), GT SmartCity Solution, Electronic Ticketing, and E-Money Integration. In energy sector, Gama Multi has done innovative products of EFB (Empty Fruit Bunch) Pellet. In technology business incubation, Gama Multi has business incubator for startups around UGM and surroundings. Other projects in progress are Ceraspon, INA-Stent, Knock Down Impression, Vibraesthesia, CeraKlin, and SmartKliner, Cranial Reconstruction Scaffold, Durante, Gama Fresh, Gama Flue, and more.
One of innovation products that have become real is Gama-CHA, which is the research outcome by drg. Ika Dewi Ana, Ph.D., Faculty of Dentistry lecturer. It has undergone laboratory and clinical testing and received production permit certification, halal and distribution permits, and has been marketed by Kimia Farma company.
This success has made PT Gama Multi Usaha Mandiri as holding company proud, also all subsidiaries and Universitas Gadjah Mada. As a matter of fact, downstreaming processes of research and innovation is a long, hard, and costly process. The award has become the spirit and motivation to maintain performance and continue the work at Universitas Gadjah Mada.