The Presidential Advisory Council (Wantimpres) on Thursday, January 20, 2022, held a limited meeting with the Head of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) in the Kresna Meeting Room, the office of the Presidential Advisory Council. The meeting was chaired by Wiranto, Chair of the Wantimpres and attended by members of the Wantimpres, namely Agung Laksono, M. Mardiono, Putri Kus Wisnu Wardani, and Sidarto Danusubroto.
The meeting discussed increasing research capacity and innovation development in Indonesia. P has issued Law Number 11 of 2019 concerning the National System of Science and Technology (UU Sisnas Science and Technology). This step was followed by the establishment of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) in 2019. The merger of research institutions into BRIN is expected to be able to orchestrate human resources in both government and private institutions, infrastructure, programs and budgets so that they become a great force to produce real work that prosper the people.
This effort also indicates Indonesia’s desire to become a country with a knowledge-based economy and a comprehensive vision of Indonesia’s policy goals, namely to become one of the developed countries in the world by 2045. (IP)