June 2019

Science Park Saar and Indonesian Ministry of Science sign Memorandum of Understanding

At the Indonesia Innovation Day on June 26th, Thomas Schuck representing the Science Park Saar and Agus Indarjo, Directorate-General for Science, Technology and Higher Education of the Indonesian Ministry of Science, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The content of the Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries is the future cooperation in the fields of science and innovative technologies.

The aspiring insular state of Indonesia and Saarland also want to work together in the future. Approach and kick-off already took place in March during the first visit of an Indonesian delegation in Saarland and the successful further education of Indonesian mechatronics trainers at the Saarland Motor Vehicle Association. At the subject-specific exchange on the reception of Indonesian government members and the trainers in Science Park Saar on the university campus, the foundation for a long-term cooperation has been laid.

The Indonesian government is also setting a mark with the choice of location for the                   3rd Indonesia Innovation Day. This year, the annual congress of the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education takes place – after the nation states Netherlands and Japan – in the state of Saarland, on the Saarbrücken University Campus.
Among the Asian visitors are entrepreneurs and centers of excellence presenting their innovative products and specifically looking for development partners. A good opportunity for the actors of both sides to stimulate a long-term cooperation.

Besides Science Park Saar, the Indonesian guests also visit research institutions such as the Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Max-Planck-Institute for Computer Science and DFKI German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence.