JAAI organized the General Assembly and the 5th International Symposium

On March 24, JSPS Alumni Association of Indonesia (JAAI) organized its General Assembly and the 5th International Symposium online.

The symposium was kicked off with greetings and reports by Prof. Wahyu Dwianto, Chairman of the Symposium.

Prof. Wahyu Dwianto

Following Prof. Wahyu’s greetings, Dr. Laksana Tri Handoko, Chairman of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Republic of Indonesia, and Mr. Hisamichi Yamazaki, First Secretary of Science and Technology Affairs, Embassy of Japan delivered Welcome Remarks respectively.

Dr. Laksana Tri Handoko

Mr. Hisamichi Yamazaki

Also, Mr. Hisashi Kato Advisor of International Program Department, Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) delivered Opening Remarks.

Mr. Hisashi Kato

As the first part of the symposium, two invited lectures were made as follows: The lectures also answered the questions from the participants in the Q&A session.

Invited Lecture 1
Lecturer: Prof. Nurul Taufiqu Rochman, Research Center for Metallurgy and Materials, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN).
Lecture Title: Nanotechnology Development and Commercialization in Indonesia Based on Natural Resources: “From Lab to The Industry”

Invited Lecture 2
Lecturer: Dr. Hasanuddin Abdurakhman, Associate Director PT. Toray Industries Indonesia
Lecture Title: From Science to Business: Role of Government and Corporation

The second part of the symposium was the FLASH PRESENTATION OF JAAI INNOVATION AWARDS, in which five candidates below presented their innovation and utilization in the society.

Presentation 1
by Prof. Dr. C. Hanny Wijaya M. Agr. Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, IPB University.
entitled: Cajuputs® Candy

Presentation 2
by Dipl.-Ing. Haznan Abimanyu, PhD. Head of Research Organization for Energy and Manufacture, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN)
entitled: Gerlip-01 HFNC

Presentation 3
by Dr. Maryoko Hadi Directorate of Flats, Directorate General of Housing, Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing
entitled: PVROOF, Renewable Energy for the People

Presentation 4
by Dr. Ratih Damayanti Research Center for Biomass and Bioproducts, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN)
entitled: Automatic Wood Identification System and Its Next Generation

Presentation 5
by Dr. Muhammad Adly Rahandi Lubis Research Center for Biomass and Bioproducts, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN)
enitled: Sustainable and Greener Particleboard from Areca Nut Bonded with Ultra-Low Formaldehyde Emission Adhesive

After the presentaitons, the Chairman Prof. Wahyu announced the result. Congratulations!

As the end of the symposium, Dr. Yoshio Otani, Director of JSPS Bangkok Office gave Closing Remarks.

Dr. Yoshio Otani

The symposium finished successfully with about 130 participants

After the break, JAAI General Assembly was held among the JAAI members.
JAAI President Prof. Wahyu reported its activity and finance in the year and introduced the next fiscal year’s plan.