ITS Campus, ITS News – The Indonesian Minister of Defense (Menhan) Lt. Gen. TNI (Ret.) Prabowo Subianto saw a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in collaboration with the Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS), Monday (6/9). Located in the ITS Rectorate Building, the agreed cooperation is on implementing Science and Technology Education, Research, and Development Activities.
The cooperation includes implementing education, training, research, community service, and institutional development, organizing research collaboration and resource development, organizing scientific activities, scientific studies, seminars, workshops, providing educational components and experts, and other activities agreed upon by the two parties.
In his speech, Prabowo wants various innovations that are the work of the Indonesian people themselves. According to him, the nation’s children produce many significant innovations for the country, the TNI, and the people in dealing with this pandemic.
On that occasion, Prabowo also revealed that innovations such as ventilators, oxygen concentrators, electric motorcycles, and so on made by the nation’s children (among them from the ITS academic community) would be ordered later. “God willing, we will give orders for our own nation’s works,” he said in front of the media crew after learning about the MoU.
Before the MoU, the Minister of Defense could review various ITS innovation works on display. Many works interest the Minister of Defense. The innovations he directly saw included jobs in the form of brittle bullets, i-nose c-19, CoFilm+, Gesits electric motorcycle, Raisa robot, Oxygen Concentrator ITS (Oxits), i-Boat, i-Car, and so on.
Meanwhile, ITS Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ir. Mochamad Ashari, M.Eng. explained that the Indonesian Ministry of Defense (Kemenhan) wants to be further expanded in utilizing various ITS innovations. “As in the oxygen concentrator, which can now be used for one or two people, later it can be increased to one hospital at a time,” he said.
In addition, continued the rector, who is familiarly called Ashari, ITS has carried out another development is the Crocodile or the Croc ship. The small boat that can be on and in the water is currently unfinished. Ashari hopes that the development of this Croc can be completed and used soon.
In the meeting, Ashari also explained all the innovations developed by ITS, including those related to the military field. “Everything we have conveyed can be seen (by Defense Minister Prabowo) himself,” he concluded. (ITS Public Relation/far)
Reporter: Sofyan Abidin
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