Emerging Indonesian Diaspora for Developing Electric Vehicles

It becomes a public secret when Indonesian brilliant people migrate abroad rather than stay in their homeland. Dictionary called them diaspora. It belongs to a scattered population whose origin lies in a separate geographic locale. Historically, the word diaspora refers for the first time to the dispersion of Jews. Indonesia has 500 brilliant diasporas that live far away. The main problem comes from the research ecosystem. Indonesia is considered as developing country with weak treatment for scientists. But, today the story might be changing.

Many diasporas start to realize that they have a great opportunity to accelerate national innovation. The potential ones are Indonesian electric vehicles (EVs). In the CNBC Peter Ghonta Impact talkshow (15/04), one Indonesian diaspora spoke up about the EVs' development. He is Prof. Bagus P Mulyadi, Assistant Professor of Nottingham University, United Kingdom. Prof. Bagus said that to accelerate the Indonesian economy, we need to provide many solutions for every problem as innovator leaders not only participants. Specifically speaking about the EVs, Prof. Bagus argued that Indonesia has unlimited resources to build EVs manufactured from upstream to downstream independently. We have 21 billion tons of Nickel, 1,2 billion tons of Alumunium, 51 billion tons of Copper, and 43 billion tons of Manganese. It is time for all of the diaspora to emerge and give a strong impact on Indonesia. Especially for the Electric Vehicles innovation leap.

Date : 28 April 2021
Written by : NBRI
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