Serpong- The exhibition forum for global innovators and innovation orbservers, Tangerang Selatan Global Innovation Forum (TGIF) officially opened by Minister of human development and culture Puan Maharani, Wed 21 Sept 2016 in Graha Widya Bakti Puspiptek.

Guest that attended the forum were delegacy of UNESCO, Chief of World Technopolis Association, Minister of research, Technology and Higher Education Mohamad Nasir, Minister of
utilization of state apparatus and bureaucracy reform Asman Abnur as well as delegacy from other representative countries.

TGIF forum is a result of cooperation between Government city of Tangsel and Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education. Which is held 20-23 sept 2016.

Mayor of Tangsel Airin Rachmi Diany in her opening speech expressed her honor and privilege to be trusted as the host for GIF, and hope Tangsel will step further forward as the leading city of innovation.

“This forum activity will inspire, create potential, and increase cooperation in the field of innovation,” Airin said.

Airin also signed an MOU agreement with Daejeon Metropolitan City, which considered successful in developing an innovative city.

STP as the gear of economy

In the opening speech, Minister of research, technology, and higher education Mohamad Nasir mentioned that the activity will be the main gear in Science and Technopark development in Indonesia.

“This is the right moment in STP development which is in line with the Indonesia Government plan. Right now there has been 67 STP. But it still needs to be developed better. In the near future Tangsel city will be the leading National STP in which can be applicable and leading in rural economic area,” Nasir said.

According to Puan, the global competition has shifted from utilizing natural resources to become a competition of human resource. The competitive Indicator can be viewed from the experience of knowledge and technology. Puan also mentioned that with the progress of the current era, dont let the  knowledge and technology dominate the local wisdom. In addition to being an expert in knowledge and technology and innovation, the economy will shift towards a positive direction.

“With this TGIF forum I hope the innovators and technology observers will find a solution in how to progress in advance technology and maintain the local wisdom, as well as to help find a way for innovation to take part in developing the nation’s economy.” (DZI)