Readiness of Indonesia's Technologies is Still at 80th of 137 Countries

By : Ahmad Fadli And Aldi Firhand. A | Sunday, December 03 2017 - 13:45 IWST

Head of Industrial Research and Development Agency (BPPI) of the Ministry of Industry, timur Ngakan Antara
Head of Industrial Research and Development Agency (BPPI) of the Ministry of Industry, timur Ngakan Antara

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Head of Industrial Research and Development Agency (BPPI) of the Ministry of Industry, Ngakan Timur Antara, said the government is continuously trying to encourage readiness in the application of technology in the industrial sector.

"There is a need for complementary efforts to ensure that more people and companies have the means of accessing and using new technology," Ngakan said through his official statement in Jakarta (3/12/2017).

Based on The Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 released by World Economic Forum (WEF), the level of innovation in Indonesia is on the 31 st step. However, although the index of innovation is able to occupy a good position, technological readiness is still in the 80th of the 137 countries assessed.

Ngakan mentions, factors that affect the level of technological preparedness, including the availability of the latest technology, technology absorption in the company, and technology transfer from foreign direct investment of foreign investors.

The strategic steps that have been carried out by Ministry of Industry to support the preparedness of technology in the country, among them is to encourage the development of information communication technology by making electronics and telematics industry as the national flagship sector.

"With this step, I am optimistic Indonesia will be ready to welcome the era of industrial technology and industrial digitization," he concluded.

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