Professional leadership within R&D institutional management

August 30 & 31, 2016

Grand Zuri Hotel, BSD, Serpong 

Approximately 60 senior managers and centre directors within BPPT that for two days in Serpong to discuss the future operations of the Agency, and to consolidate the lessons learnt from the TCF program over the last four years.  The forum was also timely because it followed the initiative conducted in BPPT to improve recruitment.  The Open Selection for Echelon I, and the Open Selection for Echelon I1, projects conducted in 2015 and early 2016 had resulted in a large number of new appointments at these levels, and the forum provided an opportunity for the new leaders to coordinate and focus their initiatives and the directions and taken.

Executive Secretary, Soni Solistia Wirawan opened the proceeding outlining the directions set by the Chairman and the executive team.  Then discussions were led by Shaun Coffey and Satryo Brodjonegoro from TCF on leadership and technology foresighting.   Marketing expert, Evie Simandjuntak, provided an excellent session on communication and stakeholder engagement.

At the end of the Forum, all members left with a set of objectives that they wish to implement within their Centres.  These activities had a common theme of improving engagement with industry and the community so as to grow the uptake of new technology, and grow technological based industry and establish more business units to extend the reach of technology through the economy.

The Forum concluded that BPPT had much of value to contribute to the Indonesian economy. This includes:

  • Provision of knowledge and know-how. BPPT has a large staff of well trained and technically competent staff who are knowledgeable about technologies and emerging technologies. So in addition to accessing technology through BPPT, industry is able to access knowledge and know- how. As an important source of information and advice BPPT:
    • Has the ability to work with industry and individual businesses to better analyse and define problems and opportunities
    • Is able to contribute a deep understanding of the fields of engineering and technology in which it operates, and
    • By combining science knowledge with engineering skills is able to contribute practical outcomes – doing things that actually make a difference.
  • Encouraging a focus on the application of science and research in industry, and an ability to assist industry with
    • Finding high quality solutions to problems;
    • Developing high impact new opportunities exploiting new technologies or markets;
    • Fostering high-value job creation
    • Facilitating the creation of high-tech sectors in the economy.
  • Using BPPT knowledge of the innovation system, to help industry access the full range of government services and support available to support technological innovation.

BPPT Leadership Workshop August 2016 Program
(34.9 KiB)

Final BPPT Leadership Forum, August 30 & 31
(507.8 KiB)