GoLive Indonesia collaborated with PPIA The University of Adelaide and LPDP (Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education) South Australia community in September discussion series on 26 September 2017. The discussion series highlighted on patent awarded research in Indonesia and was held in Rumours Café, The University of Adelaide. The discussion went for 90 minutes followed by welcoming event for new students hosted by LPDP South Australia community.
The session begins with warm greetings from GoLive Indonesia Coordinator, Indra Kiling and also by President of PPIA The University of Adelaide, Muhamad Bai’ul Hak.
Edy Purwanto, today’s speaker is a current PhD student in The University of Adelaide, with expertise in chemical engineering field. He is currently granted a patent from Indonesian Government for synthesis of biodiesel through simultaneous reactions ozonolysis and transesterification. The discussion was moderated by Anne Romea, a new student in The University of Adelaide whom also a GoLive Indonesia volunteer.
He began the presentation with explaining definition of patent and invention, highlighting the differences on both concepts. He continued with elaborating the differences between patent and simple patent, breaking down characteristic of both, and also encouraging the attendees that a person doesn’t have to study science or have higher degrees of research to create a new invention.
For examples of simple patent, he provided pictures of paper clip, ring-pull cans, aircraft seat buckle, and post-it notes. He mentioned that invention products are not necessarily sophisticated, and most of the times they are just simple things we encountered in our daily life.
He continued with explication on the process of designing research that could produce new invention that’s patentable, before sharing his research and the journey of obtaining his patent.
His presentation concluded after 45 minutes long and continued with question and answer session. As many as 15 persons were immersed in the discussion involving questions concerning the property rights of batik, tempeh, cost of applying a patent, royalties associated with patent, and administration procedures concerning patent.
The session then concluded with handing of certificate by Khusaini, lurah (head) of LPDP South Australia community to Edy, and a photo session.
The morning then continues with a welcoming event for new students hosted by LPDP South Australia community. Leaders from several communities in South Australia gave welcoming speech such as Khusaini, Iwan Tirta as lurah of Spirit scholarship community, Michael Patrick as President of Australia Indonesia Youth Association-South Australia chapter, Soni Ariawan as secretary of MIIAS (Indonesian Islamic Society of South Australia), Bara Asyrof as representative of Rebana community, and Mada as head of Pri Muhammadiyah Adelaide.
The long morning then ended with lunch prepared and brought by all the attendees.
GoLive Indonesia would like to thank Edy Purwanto as the speaker and Anne Romea as moderator and highly appreciates the collaboration opportunity provided by PPIA The University of Adelaide and LPDP South Australia community in this event.
Further information on the presentation could be obtained by contacting Edy Purwanto in firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos courtesy of Ainun Najib Alfatih