Catalyzing Youth Scientific Initiative via the first NBRI-Youth Idea Competition 2021

"A transition to clean energy is about making an investment in our future." – Gloria Reuben, actress, and environmental activist


The National Battery Research Institute: Youth Ideas Competition 2021 (NBRI-YIC 2021) is the first student competition organized by NBRI that consists of a Paper and Microblog competition. As part of ICAMT 2021, the theme is the same with "Materials for Sustainable Development Goals toward Industrial Revolution 4.0 through Circular Economy". The event was conducted from 17th November until 17th December.

With opening registration on the 17th November 2021, presentation of paper competition finalists on the 14th December, and awarding winners on 17th December 2021. NBRI Youth Idea Competition (NYIC) is a platform for undergraduate students to make impactful scientific work in sustainable development, industry 4.0, and circular economy. Introduce NBRI to undergraduate students, increasing employer branding to potential future talents. This event aims to introduce NBRI and increase student interest in innovation in the material sector to compete in the 4.0 industrial revolution and prepare the 5.0 society. Students from all universities in Indonesia attended this event.

(Dr. Khay W. See from the University of Wollongong Australia as a distinguished Keynote Speaker and Judge)

In the writing competition, participants must write scientific papers according to the specified topics such as Advanced Functional and Structural Materials; Polymer, Bio and Soft Materials; Nano Science and Technology; Computing, Modeling, and Simulation Materials; Material Processing and Characterization; Nuclear Science and Technology Applications; Materials on Energy and Environment and Other Related Topics that will add insight to participants in the future. Each participant was asked to submit an abstract and then an abstract selection to produce the eight best teams who would later make presentations in front of the jury. The participant with the best scientific work was obtained by Adinandra Caesar Fachrudin from the Physics team, Universitas Gadjah Mada. The title of his scientific work is "Activated Carbon, Manganese Dioxide, and Graphene Oxide Reduction Composite Materials as Supercapacitor Electrodes." In addition, the competition was honored to have a distinguished keynote speaker of Dr. Khay W. See (University of Wollongong, Australia) and distinguished judges of Prof. Dr. rer. Nat Evvy Kartini (Founder of NBRI, Indonesia), Dr. Wisnu Ari Adi (PTSBM-BATAN, Indonesia), and Dr. Khay W. See (University of Wollongong, Australia)

(First Winner of Paper Competition titled "Activated Carbon, Manganese Dioxide, and Reduced Graphene Oxide Composite Materials as Supercapacitor Electrodes" by Adinandra Caesar Fachrudin, S.Si, Fathur Rahman Alhadi, and Muhammad Hafid from Gadjah Mada University)

In the Microblog competition, participants create designs that contain their research on innovation on several topics provided, such as The importance of renewable energy to reduce Carbon Emissions; The role of electric vehicles in achieving transportation decarbonization; Indonesia's potential as a leader in battery manufacturing to support transportation decarbonization; Utilization of nickel for the Indonesian battery industry; Rare earth materials for battery development; The role of advanced materials in the efficient use of energy Industry 4.0 and the role of big data and artificial intelligence in intelligent energy management. Furthermore, there will be an assessment by the jury and voting through Instagram social media. Finally, Valerie Goldy and Team own the participant with the best microblog from Gadjah Mada University with the topic of "4 Facts why Indonesia has The Potential to be a Leader in Battery Manufacture." The microblog competition was honored to have distinguished judges of Egi Jonathan Ambarita (PT. Infiniti Energy & National Battery Research Institute, Indonesia), M. Ridho Nugraha (NBRI, Indonesia), and Shafira Ramadhani Busono (NBRI, Indonesia)

(First Winner of Microblog Competition titled "Indonesia's Potential to Be A Leader in Battery Manufacture"
by Valerie Goldy from Gadjah Mada University)

The committee would like to thank our sponsors: International Union of Material Research Societies, Material Research Society Indonesia, Material Research Society Thailand, PT. Surveyor Indonesia, PT. Chandra Asri, and PT. KGC Saintifik. In addition to that, the event is supported by: Queen Mary University of London, PT. Infiniti Energi Indonesia, Indonesian Neutron Scattering Society, and Asia-Oceania Neutron Scattering Association.

The NBRI-YIC aims to be an annual event organized to accommodate student innovation in scientific works towards sustainable development goals, industry 4.0, and circular economy.

Date : 29 December 2021
Written by : NBRI
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