Jakarta – PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia recently made effort to accelerate the application of national technology innovation on metal and mineral processing in Indonesia, through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) about “Education, Research, Community Service and Innovation Development” with Indonesia Institute of Technology (ITI).
The signing of the MoU held virtually on Wednesday (23/2/2022) by President Director of PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia, Widodo Sucipto along with Rector of Indonesia Institute of Technology (ITI), Dr. Ir. Marzan Aziz Iskandar, IPU.
On the same occasion, President Director of Hydrotech Metal, Widodo Sucipto also signed a Cooperation Agreement (PKS) about “Joint Education, Training and Research”, along with ITI’s Deputy Chancellor for Academic, Research and Student Affairs, Prof. Dr. Ir. Dwita Suastiyanti, M.Si, HDI.
President Director of Hydrotech Metal, Widodo Sucipto, emphasized that the cooperation built by Hydrotech Metal with various parties, especially academician (in this case ITI) and also research agency, will be able to accelerate the application and encourage the development of national technology innovation on metal and mineral processing in Indonesia.
According to Widodo, Hydrotech Metal dares to be involved in research and development (R&D) of technology, because it wants to inspire businessmen in Indonesia in research and development (R&D) of national technology innovation that can help Indonesia to move forward.
“We believe that Indonesia has academicians who are no less scientific than foreign academicians. Therefore, let’s encourage the growth of a technology-based research and development (R&D) ecosystem in Indonesia, which can be implemented up to the commercial phase,” Widodo said.
In addition, Widodo also explained that the collaboration with Indonesia Institute of Technology (ITI) would provide space for ITI to implement the Merdeka Belajar – Kampus Merdeka program that they have, as well as improve the competence of lecturers from ITI in carrying out research and mastering applied technology.
Regarding the Merdeka Belajar program, Rector of Indonesia Institute of Technology (ITI), Marzan Aziz Iskandar explained that through this program, ITI students are expected to be able to do internships and learn directly in related industries, especially in this case the material processing technology. Therefore, continued Marzan, ITI warmly welcomes cooperation with industry, especially industries that are the competence of ITI (in this case Hydrotech Metal).
For information, PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia is a business entity which is a subsidiary of PT Trinitan Green Energy Metal. Founded in 2020, Hydrotech Metal has a focus on research and development (R&D) activities for metal and mineral processing technology in Indonesia. (*)