Seminars & Events

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch)

Indonesian Science and Technology and Innovation Development under New Administration Changes

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch) is a lunchtime workshop open to public, including IDE staffs, visiting research fellows, IDEAS students, outside researchers and graduate students. This workshop provides a platform for presentation of any work in progress where we can discuss in either English or Japanese.

Those who would attend a seminar are asked to announce yourself to receptionists on your arrival at the IDE and to obtain APL Organizers' signature on your admission card after the seminar.


February 19, 2016. (Friday) 12:30-14:00


Indonesian Science and Technology and Innovation Development under New Administration Changes


Current trends for Indonesia can transform by 2030 explore the possibility expansion of national Science and Innovation capacities where Indonesian Research and Development institutions should plays a strategic role. Although R&D investments have risen, they are declining as a ratio of GDP. The ratios of researchers in the labor force and populations are still low, even compared to other ASEAN countries.

Following big changes after Soeharto Era, several reformative action have been taken including changes in executive, legislative and judicative branch of the country. In the past President implemented the state policy general guidelines (GNHN) which decided by People’s Consultative Assembly. Nowadays the newly elected President decide their own policy. Under new administration, government has set up new ministry that merge between Ministry of Research and Technology and Directorate General Higher Education in former administration. Recently R&D relies on government rather than industry and the number of researchers is still low. Institutional reform is sought but funding is unsecured.

For more longer perspectives public still waiting more strategic decision to address the future direction of our Science Technology Innovation direction that include answered question about the comprehensive policy for Indonesia toward Science Technology and Innovation, such as in legal basic, institutional framework and in priority setting to define a good program.

The problem of Sustainability it become crucial in set up long terms perspectives toward science in avoiding election cycles which remain involved in making decision by the new elected government.


Dr.Lukman Hakim (Former Chairman, Indonesian Institute of Sciences(LIPI))



Institute of Developing Economies, APL Organizers
KIM, Jiyoung E-mail:Jiyoung_KimE-mail
LEI, Lei E-mail:Lei_LeiE-mail
OSADA, Noriyuki E-mail:Noriyuki_OsadaE-mail