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Indonesia and South Korea have opportunity to establish cooperation to develop creative industry which is viewed to be a big leap to trigger the second economic growth of the state. This was stated by Minister of Industry, Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita through press release in Jakarta, Tuesday (4/12). In 2018, creative industry was able to give significant contribution on national gross domestic product which is expected to reach Rp1,000 trillion. There are 3 sub-sectors which give big contribution on the creative economy. They are culinary reaching 41,69 percent, fashion and handicraft.

Innovation and creativity are foundation of civilization and key for achievement of Indonesia Onward’s vision. That was affirmed by Director General of Multilateral Cooperation at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Febrian Ruddyard, when opening National Workshop entitled ‘Intellectual Wealth Management,  Technological transfer and Innovation’ in Jakarta ,Wednesday (4/12). The workshop is cooperation between Foreign Affairs Ministry and  World Intellectual Property Organization/ WIPO, whose goal is to achieve vision of innovation development  in all sectors through creation and strengthening Indonesian innovation chain, especially from grass-root level such as Small Medium Enterprises.

Indonesia’s four Start-Ups explore Switzerland’s market.

Four start-ups from Indonesia: Botika, Khaira Energy, Gradana, and Svara Inovasi explore Switzerland market to develop business and establish network and find potential investors in Switzerland. Those CEOs and founders of the start-ups are in Switzerland until December 6. Indonesian embassy in Bern in press release received in London on Wednesday (4/11) reported that those start-ups succeed in passing selection at the event of Asia Entrepreneurship Training Program (AETP) which was sponsored by Zurich University of Applied Science di Zürich, Switzerland. The AETP is start-up exchange program between Indonesia and Switzerland, which makes Indonesia’s start-up obtain technical training from the committee of the program, and also to present business model of start-up to companies and potential investors. Indonesian Ambassador to Switzerland, Muliaman D. Hadad appreciated cooperation of Indonesia’s start-ups with Switzerland and hoped that the cooperation can improve the ability of Indonesia in developing ecosystem of national start-up development.

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