Indonesia to create 100 Science Parks based on Swedish Ideon

IDEON and Sven Tore Holm, the first CEO of Ideon Science Park, has been active in a program that Lund University has organized in cooperation with an Indonesian delegation.

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The Indonesian government and its universities want to learn how Ideon Science Park was built and has grown since 1983, in cooperation with Lund. This knowledge will be used in creating one hundred new Science Parks in Indonesia.

A certification ceremony took place at “Gula Villan” (Yellow Villa) in Lund on Friday 21 October. The event was followed up by a visit from the Indonesian Ambassador Bagas Hapsoro S.H., M.A, with the title Ambassador Extra Ordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to Kingdom of Sweden and Republic of Latvia, which took place on 28 October.

At the moment around 40 Indonesian students are registered at Lund University, as part of the program. The education in Entrepeneurship & Science Park Development is tailor-made for Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) in Indonesia. The program is a part of the established cooperation between Sweden and Indonesia, aiming to strengthen and develop the cooperation within science, technology and innovation. The target is to increase the capacity of a realisation of a national innovation ecosystem in Indonesia.

By further promoting capacity building and initiate joint research and innovation among academics, companies, industries and government institutions, the long term goal of the program is to contribute to increased capacity for the realisation of a national innovation ecosystem in Indonesia.

Ideon Science Park – placed close to Lund University, one of the world’s top 100 universities – is one of the most exciting places in Europe where the smartest minds meet to develop the future. It is the ideal place for companies who want to grow, a place where people improve their ideas and others, a place where anything is possible. For more than 30 years, it has attracted the best competences in the World. The science park not only attracts competent individuals. Companies like Bosch, Sony, Ericsson, Continental, Volvo, Huwawei, Texas Instruments and Schneider Electrics are placing their R&D departments or offices here, to benefit from the mix of competences when developing the future.

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