University is one of the upstream for the creation of various innovations that can benefit industry and the wider community. The existence of researchers in universities with adequate facilities both in infrastructure and non-infrastructure as well as supporting regulations can encourage the birth of various innovations to solve various existing problems. Gadjah Mada University (UGM) until now has produced various innovations that are beneficial to the wider community and continues to innovate through research by researchers. Researchers go through research stages starting from basic research, applied research to development research as part of downstream research to produce an innovation that the industry can take advantage of.
It is hoped that a research or innovation result can fulfill several indicators, including the Technology Readiness Level (TKT) indicator. The Directorate of Business Development and Incubation (PUI) UGM is present to assist research that has technology readiness levels of 6, 7 and 8. Technology readiness level 6 is included in the realm of making laboratory-scale prototypes that researchers do. Then the level of technology readiness 7 enters at a specific stage in collaboration with potential industrial partners in the context of industrial-level prototype trials where this process involves validation of the production process, supply chain assessments that are closely related to industrial needs. Furthermore, technology readiness level 8 requires collaboration of researchers and industry in order to standardize products to comply with existing regulations. Therefore, in the program for preparing research-based innovation products, incentives are needed for preparation, starting from making prototypes, making industrial prototypes (scale up), and market pre-adoption.
In the Incubation Program, UGM Sub-Directorate of Incubation for Fiscal Year 2022, the Directorate of Business Development and Incubation (Dit. PUI) UGM opens a proposal for funding for the manufacture of research product samples (prototyping). The priority areas targeted for this prototyping program are health, agro, renewable energy, manufacturing, engineering, information and communication technology (MRTIK), and Heritage, Art, and Culture Sustainability Management. Proposals can be submitted from January 12 to May 29, 2022. Proposals will be selected through a selection process and prospective recipients of product samples (prototype) incentives will be determined in the Decree of the UGM Director of Business Development and Incubation.
The general conditions for submitting the proposal are as follows:
- The proposer is a lecturer (PNS/permanent employee) UGM
- The results of the proposed research or innovation can be in the form of the main product or certain parts that make up the main product
- The results of research and innovations that are proposed for making product samples are at least TKT 6 which has gone through prototyping research, has market potential, and has commercial value.
- The resulting prototype has a minimum TKDN of 60%
- The proposal is written following the writing system according to the attached provisions and format
- Attach an acknowledgment sheet signed by the Dean of the originating unit
- Fill out the Technology Screening Assessment Form or download it at http://ugm.id/PanduanInkubasi2022
Terms and other related information can be found here.