On Tuesday, February 22, 2022, the “Inauguration of the Construction of a Natural Colored Powder Mini Plant (TANNIN) from Merbau Bark Waste (Intsia Bijuga) was held”. This event took place in Multimedia Room 1, UGM Central Building (Balairung) 3rd Floor North Wing, Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta. The inauguration at the Central Building was attended by limited offline and online participants through zoom meetings. This natural dye product is the result of an innovation from the Indonesia Natural Dye Institute, Universitas Gadjah Mada ( INDI-UGM ). INDI UGM is a multidisciplinary research group that has long experience in research, education, production, and application of natural dyes in society. Currently, it has developed in a multidisciplinary and institutionalized manner within the Indonesia Natural Dye Institute (INDI-UGM). INDI UGM is also the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Science and Technology (PUI-PT) in the field of Natural Dyes in Indonesia.
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.
Saturday (8/1) the Banoo Microbubble Generator “Mycrofish” product launch was carried out with the webinar theme “Aquaculture in 2022: What’s up with Millennial Technology?”. This Webinar Product Launch Banoo Microbubble Generator “Mycrofish” was attended by panelists who are competent in the field of Aquaculture, including:
- Prof. Ir. R. Sjarief Widjaja, Ph. D
(ITS Professor | Head of the Research & HR Agency of the Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries 2018-2021)
- Rully Setya Purnama
(Chief Executive Officer Minapoli)
Starting 2022, the Directorate General of universities, Research, and Technology (Ditjen Diktiristek) will hold the 2021 Diktiristek Award Exhibition. The exhibition will be held on 5-6 January 2022 in Building D, Kemendikbudristek Complex. This activity is also to foster the spirit of domestic product innovation. Currently, the government continues to encourage innovation of domestic industrial products so that they can be optimal both in terms of productivity and marketing. This is in line with the program to Increase the Use of Domestic Production (P3DN) and import substitution. One of them is the existence of Indonesian universities that take part in giving birth to various innovative products that are beneficial to the community. Through this university innovation exhibition, both public and private universities participate to be able to introduce their innovative products. There are seven participating state and private universities, including the Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB), Gunadarma University, Binus University, University of Indonesia (UI), Budi Luhur University, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS), and Gadjah Mada University (UGM).
On December 10, 2021, a cooperation agreement was signed between Gadjah Mada University, PT Berkah Installation Medika, and PT Astra Component Indonesia. The signing ceremony of the cooperation took place in Bogor, West Java. PT BIM is a national importer and distributor company engaged in the field of Medical Supplies, Equipment and Laboratory Systems. Then PT ASKI is a company engaged in the manufacture of plastic components through the plastic injection process. Each agency agreed to cooperate in several fields for research and development of domestic medical equipment. These fields include Education, Research, Community Service, and Distributing University Innovation Results, as well as other fields according to the agreement. The cooperation will last for the next 3 years in accordance with the existing agreement.
In Pemalang Regency, there are 6 areas which are special locations or stunting loci. These areas include Mendelem Village, Belik District, Mandiraja Village, Moga District, Kalirandu Village, Petarukan District, Batursari Village, Pulosari District, Tundagan Village, Watukumpul District, and Peguyangan Village, Bantarbolang District. These six stunting loci areas were designated by the Pemalang Regency Bappeda as areas experiencing the highest stunting cases. The high number of stunting cases is triggered by extreme poverty. These sub-districts experience extreme poverty due to the lack of economic potential in the area. The community accesses water as the main source of life through buying and selling transactions. Society cannot explore it from nature freely. This extreme poverty situation has resulted in residents only being able to access basic needs on a limited basis. Generally, people cannot buy nutritional food needs that are high in protein to anticipate stunting for young women, expectant mothers, pregnant women and babies. This relates to these extreme economic conditions.
The receiving area for Gama Rain Filter technology is Dusun Gondang. The area was designated by the Pemalang Regency Bappeda as an area with a fairly high level of water crisis. The difficulty of residents’ access to water has resulted in their daily expenses being used up for the purchase of water at a cost of Rp. 70,000-Rp. 80,000. Currently, residents are harvesting rainwater simply using pipes and reservoirs without using a filter. This causes the community to need to process water further and the level of water hygiene is still low. The existence of the Gama Rain Filter with this superior technology can overcome the problem of limited clean water ready for consumption. Easy and inexpensive filter maintenance allows residents to minimize expenses. That way, residents can access high protein and diverse food needs to support the reduction of stunting rates.