Open Science Meeting 2014
Programme MC-C2R

Programme MC-C2R

Master Class Concept to Reality

Master Class: Technology Introduction in Rural Areas

Title: C2R – from Concept to Reality

Location: Makassar Indonesia

Period: 22-24 January, 2014

Indonesian and Dutch Organisors

Prof. Dr. Erik Heeres. University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Drs. Annet den Hartog-Huisman. University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Dr. Mohammad Yusri Zamhuri. Economics Faculty, Hasannudin University, Makassar, Indonesia

Background Concept 2 Reality

“Concept 2 Reality”, C2R, reflects the all-too-common concerns involved in the translation of laboratory research to everyday life in targeted societies and communities. In Indonesia, as in many other places, technological innovation can be the driver for the improvement of the lives of people in remote regional areas, sure; but how to make good on that promise where so many have failed to deliver before?

Researchers at the University of Palangka Raya have the support of the Universities of Groningen, Wageningen, and Twente in the Netherlands, as well as Bandung Institute of Technology and Gadjah Mada University, in bringing robust and innovative technology for the biomass conversion of the waste products of rubber cultivation (particularly biji karet, the rubber fruit kernel) to local communities. Of course, all PhD and post-doctoral research on reactor technology, enzymatic processing, protein valorization, operations management, and local economic resources development will be presented in the C2R Master Class, Makassar, 22-24 January 2014.

But also, we will confront our findings with straightforward business planning in a dedicated lecture, we will challenge them further with good practice examples from various Indonesian regions, and we will ask you to work with our experts in coming up with realistic approaches.

This Master Class in C2R will familiarize you with a multidisciplinary research effort in technology introduction in rural areas, challenge you to bridge that gap between concept and reality, and introduce you to a network for ongoing efforts that we aim to develop beyond our current projects.

Contents Master Class and goal

The main objective is to provide tools to apply academic outcomes to actual economic settings, with special attention to rural areas. The Master Class will be taught by academics as well as entrepreneurs, both from Indonesia and the Netherlands.

Programme outline

Wednesday 22 January

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Scientific Outcomes Breakthroughs in Biofuels: biomass conversion for rubber tree waste valorization in Indonesian rural areas
  • Theoretical Framework “business perspectives on technology introduction in rural areas ”

Thursday 23 January

  • Breakout Groups (workshop): making a business plan for rubber tree waste valorization in Indonesian rural areas
  • Good Practice presentations: from related, successful, Indonesian economic activities

Friday 24 January

  • Breakout Groups presentations
  • Wrap-Up and Conclusions
  • (optional) on-topic excursion in the Makassar area

This is a Master Class in conjunction with the Open Science Meeting 2014 in Makassar, Indonesia. Based on the findings of the Breakthroughs in Biofuels cluster of the Agriculture Beyond Food Program of Ristek/LIPI and KNAW/NWO

Who can participate?

Participation is free of cost; travel grants for participants are available on a competitive basis.

Preliminary list of presenters

Mr. Mohammad Yusuf Abduh bin Abduh Ghazali, M.Sc. and Dr. Robert Manurung, M.Eng. (Bandung Institute of Technology) & Prof.Dr.Ir. Erik Heeres (University of Groningen): Exploratory experimental studies on biodiesel synthesis in mobile production units using CCS equipment

Mr. Miftahul Ilmi, M.Si., Dr. Chusnul Hidayat and Dr. Pudji Hastuti (Gadjah Mada University) & Prof.Dr. Marc van der Maarel (University of Groningen): Development of technology for biodiesel production using locally produced enzymes

Ms. Widyarani, M.Sc. (Indonesian Institute of Sciences LIPI) and Dr. Enny Ratnaningsih (Bandung Institute of Technology): Isolation and valorization of peptides and amino acids from the rubber tree, oil palm and Jatropha Curcas plant

Prof.Dr. Togar Simatupang, (Bandung Institute of Technology): Optimal planning and control of mobile processing technology with multiple inputs and outputs

Prof.Dr.Ir. Ton Broekhuis (University of Groningen): Business Planning for Technology Introduction in Rural Areas

Prof.Dr. Heri Hermansyah (University of Indonesia): – to be announced

Dr. Mohammad Yusri Zamhuri (Hasanuddin University) & Dr. Bartjan Pennink (University of Groningen): Good Practice Experiences in Local Economic Resources Development in the Bau-Bau Seaweed Industry

Dr. Nuri Dewi Yanti (Lambung Mangkurat University) & Dr. Bartjan Pennink (University of Groningen): Good Practice Experiences in Local Economic Resources Development in the Banjarmasin Rubber Industry


You can register through the OSM 2014 website, when you register for the Open Science Meeting in Makassar. Deadline for Master Class registration is 2 January 2014.

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