With a population of over 260 million, Indonesia is Southeast Asia’s largest economy and the world’s fourth most populous nation. Current support for start-ups is fragmented and there is a need for a more coordinated approach by educational institutions, government bodies and industry in building Indonesia’s entrepreneurial capacity and in reducing reliance on foreign labour as well as outward economic migration.
UNNES Growth Hub is one of the first of a growing network of Growth Hubs across Indonesia aimed at embedding entrepreneurship education into University curricula and providing support services to local entrepreneurs and start-up businesses. These hubs are physical spaces with an incubation facility for cultivating innovation and exploiting new ideas applied to the local and regional economies.
The creation of Growth Hubs is the central and outward facing component of the innovative Growing Indonesia Triangular Approach (GITA) that integrates business-university collaboration, graduate entrepreneurship and enterprise creation in a strategic way to embed entrepreneurial thinking and activity across all organisational levels.
The network of the first Growth Hubs across Indonesia that have adopted the principles and methodologies of the Triangular Approach has been created with the assistance of the European Union Capacity Building in Higher Education Programme which offers a unique opportunity to strengthen higher education ties between Europe and Indonesia.
To find out more about the Growing Indonesia – a Triangular Approach project and its member institutions, please visit www.growingindonesia.eu