Audiences between NBRI with the Minister of Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia

Ministry of Research and Technology supporting NBRI and was welcomed by the Minister of Research and Technology Prof. Dr. Bambang Brojonegoro. Prof. Bambang suggested synchronizing the NBRI with the program currently being run by the government, the National Research Priority (PRN) where research on batteries was one of Indonesia's priorities.

The first audiences was held on February 24, 2020 at the Office of the Ministry of Research and Technology and was welcomed by the Minister of Research and Technology Prof. dr. Bambang Brojonegoro. audience conducted by Prof. Evvy and Prof. Alan was preceded by an explanation of whether MRS-INA and QMUL were the originators of the NBRI. Prof. Alan explained the importance of batteries for life in the future where all aspects of life will use electricity coming from batteries and Indonesia has abundant natural resources for that.

Further explanation was made by Prof. Evvy on NBRI which explained the origins of NBRI, the background why NBRI was formed and what the short-term and long-term goals of the NBRI were then followed by a discussion. In the audiences, Prof. Bambang suggested synchronizing the NBRI with the program currently being run by the government, the National Research Priority (PRN) where research on batteries was one of Indonesia's priorities.

In the PRN program, there are 49 priorities which are then refined into 12 super priorities due to urgent future needs. One of the 12 super priorities is the battery. This is done considering that in the future, all aspects of life will require a lot of
batteries. vehicles that used fossil bio-fuel energy will soon be replaced with renewable energy, which is sourced from batteries.

After listening to an explanation about the PRN, Prof. Bambang expressed his support for the NBRI. Prof. Bambang stated that if the NBRI could synergize with the PRN, then the NBRI would automatically get support from the Indonesian government. The good reception from Prof. Bambang was then followed up by inviting Prof. Bambang in the next FDG which is planned to be held on July 6 in the UK with plans to gather universities such as Cambridge, Oxford, QMUL, and also industries such as Shell, British Petrolium (BP), etc.

Date : 13 August 2020
Written by : NBRI
 
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