Founded in 2008, Yayasan Inovasi Teknologi Indonesia (INOTEK) aims to accelerate the creation and development of invention-based startups and small and growing businesses (SGBs) that deliver both technology and business solutions to transform social and environmental problems and create sustainable economic growth in Indonesia. Supported by The Lemelson Foundation, Inotek identifies innovative invention-based startups and SGBs, provides these entrepreneurs with mentoring services to refine their technologies, hone their business strategies, develop management capacities and connect them to potential business partners.
Innovators Forum is INOTEK’s annual local platform dedicated to support the development of local ecosystem that benefits the creation and advancement of invention-based startups and SGBs in Indonesia.
The 10th Innovator Forum will be held in Malang, East Java on 27 July 2016 with the theme “Accelerating Local Industries and Entrepreneurship Through Appropriate Technology”. The event will feature plenary sessions and parallel sessions discussing and sharing best practices and experiences and highlights key issues in developing invention-based technology solutions that deliver high impact and commercially viable in the agriculture and fisheries sectors and handy craft, among others.
As a hyper-local platform the event is designed as a meeting place for invention-based innovators, business incubators, SGBs, government officials, and academics in East Java to share their experiences and develop new partnerships.
It is envisaged that the event will be able to contribute to the development of the ecosystem that benefits invention-based startups and SGBs and catalyze greater investments into these enterprises.
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