The Manufacturing Cluster SOEs launched the Indonesia Manufacturing Learning Institute (IMLI) and the Indonesia Defense & Manufacturing Research Institute (IDMRI) on June 22, 2021. The virtual launch of IMLI and IDMRI was marked by the signing of a memorandum of understanding attended by Mr Pahala Nugraha Mansury, Deputy Minister of SOEs of the Republic of Indonesia.
In his keynote speech, Pahala Nugraha Mansury said that of IMLI and IDMRI are presented as a form of embodiment of Core Values Adaptive and Collaborative AKHLAK values.
“I am inviting President Directors, Board of Directors, GM and all staff to build innovation and collaboration which can support our business development. Through these two institutions, we will build a work culture to innovate and develop our best talents and collaborate among SOEs," explained Pahala Nugraha Mansury.
Mr Mansury added that the development of SOEs people, business model development, innovation, research institutes and the development of AKHLAK culture are very important to be implanted as a mindset to ensure sustainable growth and development. Execution of development of Learning Organizations through research agendas and curriculum, as well as partnerships with campuses, think tanks, and international institutions are required in this program.
"By materializing innovation and human resource development, we hope that in the future this Manufacturing Cluster SOEs can produce new products, new services, new business development, so that they can become leaders in each industry," concluded Mr Mansury.
Meanwhile, President Director of PT Krakatau Steel (Persero) Tbk Silmy Karim in his speech during his speech regarding the purpose of establishing IMLI and IDMRI said:
“In this SOEs Center of Excellence, the existence of two institutes in the fields of learning and research are two mutually supportive components that will ultimately encourage business entities in the given cluster to be more competitive and provide benefits. Learning will increase competency and capability which will encourage research to create innovations to make sure that in the future, the institutes in the Manufacturing Cluster can become a reference point for companies or individuals outside the cluster or even outside SOEs who want to improve capabilities and research in manufacturing”
PT Krakatau Steel (Persero) Tbk was appointed as the coordinator in the Manufacturing Cluster which oversees the Steel Sub-cluster, Defense Sub-cluster, and Survey Sub-cluster. The Defense Sub-cluster consists of PT Dahana (Persero), PT Pindad (Persero), PT PAL Indonesia (Persero) and PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero) with PT Len Industri (Persero) as the Coordinator of the Defense Industry SOEs. The Survey Sub-cluster consists of PT Sucofindo and PT Surveyor Indonesia with PT Biro Statistik Indonesia as the Coordinator of the Survey Sub-cluster.
The Learning Institute serves as a forum for implementing technical learning according to the needs of the cluster with the authority to formulate policies, strategies, standardization, and collaboration in the implementation of learning within the focus area/cluster of SOEs which consists of schools. School is a place for implementing learning which is simply the strong point or uniqueness of each SOE in accordance with the sub-focus areas determined through the Learning Institute.
Meanwhile, the Indonesia Defense & Manufacturing Research Institute is also being developed in a program run by the Manufacturing Cluster. The Research Institute is a forum for implementing technical research & innovation tailored to the needs of the cluster with is responsible for formulating policies, strategies, standardization, and collaboration in the implementation of research & innovation in the focus area/cluster of SOEs consisting of the Research Lab as a forum for implementing research & innovation according to the focus area determined through the Research Institute.
The Indonesia Defense & Manufacturing Research Institute is a center for the consolidation of superior research programs carried out by Research Labs, in which each Research Laboratory is coordinated by the Backbone Industry of related technologies.
"This Research Institute aims to strengthen industrial capabilities and technology, optimize operating models and provide policy recommendations so that it can become a world-class R&I Strategic Institute," said Ade Bagdja, PT Pindad (Persero) Director of Technology and Development , in his presention on behalf of the Director of Technology and Development of PT Dirgantara. Indonesia (Persero) Gita Amperiawan as Coordinator of the Research Institute.
Following the launch and establishment of the Indonesia Manufacturing Learning Institute program and the Indonesia Defense & Manufacturing Research Institute through a memorandum of understanding signed by all SOEs companies in the Manufacturing Cluster, SOEs companies will carry out their roles as providers of Pool of Knowledge, Pool of Experts & Learning Facility, providing experiments lab with relevant and emerging technologies, as well as providing a forum for collaboration, maintaining governance and methodologies.