UGM Student Team of Ghaffar Yuzan, Fuji Nova Amelya, and Aldi Brahmantya won Gold Medal and Grand Prize in the online international Indonesia Inventors Day (IID) 2020 competition. It took place on 27-29 November 2020, partaken by a total of more than 2,000 participants from over 15 countries across the world.
Organized by the Indonesian Invention and Innovation Promotion Association (INNOPA), this competition aims to help and connect Indonesian innovators to develop innovative ideas or products at the international level. Each participant goes through three stages of the competition, starting from submitting business proposals, creating a 2-minute pitch video, up to presenting live before the judges.
The UGM team participated in the branch International Business Plan of the category World Invention and Technology Expo (WINTEX), whose requirements are for students and general participants. The project brought by the UGM team is entitled “Rumah Mahasiswa (Student House): A Community-Based Student Association Platform That Can Apply Its Abilities To Society Through Media and Technology”. This project led the team to secure the Gold Medal and Grand Prize in this prestigious event. “We did not expect to win. This achievement is a reward for our learning outcomes. The rest is we can gain knowledge and experience that are valuable and useful for research on the Rumah Mahasiswa development,” said Ghaffar as team leader, in a release sent to journalists, Tuesday (5/1).
The 2017 UGM Mechanical Engineering student revealed the idea of this student house was based on the problems concerning uncertainty in life during and post-campus that is common for students to face. “Through this means, hopefully, students will be more empowered and productive in carrying out their daily activities,” he said.
He added this achievement could make UGM and Indonesia proud at the international level and invite Indonesian youths to excel in their respective fields, which enable them to be the agents of change in this Revolution 4.0 era. “We hope for the support of various stakeholders and the young generation to allow Rumah Mahasiswa to develop further and be able to benefit for the surrounding,” he concluded.
Author: Gusti Grehenson