Balikpapan – Kalimantan Institute of Technology succeeded in obtaining the Kedai Reka Matching Fund Grant in 2022. In this program, a total of ITK received 3 grants among a total of 526 proposals that passed. The Matching fund program is a funding program of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology which is a collaborative strengthening program between PT and DUDI to jointly form the Merdeka Belajar – Kampus Merdeka ecosystem. At the end of the program, it is hoped that pt and DUDI's collaboration will be built that is better and more sustainable and contributes to solving real problems in the field or contributing to the implementation of national strategic policies.
In the Matching Fund Grant obtained by ITK this year, it was chaired by Ir. Andika Ade Indra Saputra, ST., MT with the title (Utilization of Flayash Waste and Bottomash pltu Balikpapan as Supporting Construction Materials in the Assisted Villages of PT PLN UPDK Balikpapan), Bayu Nur Abdalah, ST., MT with the title ) Bidfish.Id: Online Fish Auction Platform as Innovation Towards Resilience and Sustainability of fisheries economy with efforts to improve the National Capture Fisheries Industry), and Amanda Dwi Wantira, STr.,MT. with the title (Strategy for Utilizing Production Technology and Branding for Improving Marketing of Processed Pineapple Products).
In 2022 the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology allocated a Matching Fund Program budget. The university and DUDI agreed on a partnership through Kedaireka, which was then followed by the submission of a matching fund proposal to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology. One of the objectives of this program is to realize close penta helix collaboration in the tri dharma of higher education, especially research and community service between universities (PT), DUDI, the community and the government.
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