Game changers identified at matchmaking event for joint Indonesian - Dutch research

13 February 2018

On 19 January 2018, more than 75 researchers and business representatives from Indonesia and the Netherlands attended the Matchmaking event held at the Erasmushuis in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event was organised by NWO, the Indonesian Ministery of Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEKDIKTI), and the Nuffic Neso office in Jakarta. The meeting aimed at offering participants the opportunity to meet with prospective (research) partners and briefly pitch ideas, questions, challenges or envisioned game changers.

Matchmaking event Jakarta, 19th Januari 2018

In his opening remarks, professor Ocky Radjasa, Director of Research and Community Service of RISTEKDIKTI, elaborated on the joint partnership between Indonesia and the Netherlands to cooperate in the fields of science and innovation. Dr Erik Beerkens, Team leader NWO-WOTRO, then briefly explained two important elements in the foreseen jointly coordinated call, namely research uptake and knowledge sharing and the relation between expected output, outcomes and impact. Ms Rapti Miedema, senior policy offer NWO, provided information on the conditions on granting, the assessment procedure and preliminary timelines.

The foreseen call results from a collaboration between NWO and the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEKDIKTI), and will be published on the NWO-website. The intention is to establish a partnership with joint financing, where each country supports its own research. It invites consortia of research institutes and other organisations (both public and private) in the Netherlands and in Indonesia to submit joint full proposals, preceded by a Letter of Intent. The initiative has been supported by the Netherlands embassy and the Nuffic Neso office in Jakarta.

The aim of the Cooperation Indonesia - The Netherlands research programme is to:

  • strengthening co-operation in the fields of science and innovation;
  • address the pressing current problems in society, to strengthen research capabilities and to encourage scientific excellence in Indonesia and the Netherlands through interactions of scientists and scholars at institutions in both countries;
  • promote interdisciplinary research in areas of medium and long term interest, particularly those related to mutual priorities.

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Source: NWO