Minister for Research and Higher Learning, Muhammad Nasir, supported UGM commitment in downstreaming research outcomes from UGM researchers. Nasir hoped the outcomes would be beneficial to society and have economic values.
“Research needs not only to be published but downstreamed to society and business sector,” the Minister said when meeting UGM Rector and researchers at Multimedia Room on Tuesday (24/3).
This can be implemented, according to the Minister, in several sectors of excellence, such as energy, food, health, security, information technology, transportation and materials. To avoid overlapping, the National Research Council is now mapping the collaborations between higher learning and industry sector.
Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc, affirmed UGM commitment UGM to become a socio-entrepreneur university. Dwikorita said resulted from researchers’ outcomes, UGM is serious in looking at people’s and industry’s needs.
The Minister further came to see innovations made by lecturers and students, and listened to a description on the office’s programmes given by UGM Director of Business Development and Incubation, Dr. Hargo Utomo, M,B.A.