Research Programs

Mainstay Research of Universities and Industry (Rapid)

University of Muhammadiyah Malang
 
 
      Competitiveness of a nation is no longer determined by the surplus of natural resources and cheap-paid employees, but it is more on technology inovation and the usage of knowledge, or combination between the two. The ability in producing, choosing, adapting, commercializing, and using knowledge are very important to to the continuity of economic growth and life standard improvement.  

       Surplus potency of natural resources owned in Indonesia should be useful mainstay and able to make Indonesian people as independent nation. Besides, it is expected that Indonesian nation would have influence on international relation and be able in providing welfare its people's welfare through self-management.

      Building competitive competence of a nation needs to be convergently and synergistically done by all parties inside. In the development and usage of science and technology for nation welfare, government component, universities, and industries should be hand in hand in uniting potencies in an equal work system to conduct organized and systematic research and development. Moreover, in this globalization era, just like other development countries, Indonesia faces free competition challege of inter-countries trade. The competition causes Indonesia to be "attacked' by various new products and technologies from other countries.  
      
      DP2M is continually trying to develop research and development culture at universities, strenghten synergy of Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi, and increase benefit and effect of research result and development. Thus, DP2M is trying to develop strategic mainstay research program in developing science and technology which become national interest. 

       Research program developed by DP2M Dikti all this time has shown research result which can be developed to be strategic industrial product for the nation. Thus, there is a demand to develop research program so that the result of research can become prospective industrial product; to improve nation competitiveness and cut foreign product dependence. Program which has been started in 2004 is Mainstay Research Program of Universities and Industries/Program Riset Andalan Perguruan Tinggi dan Industri (Rapid).

       Rapid program provides opportunity of synergistic work  synergy between institution of concept and technology maker and manufacture institution. Furthermore, the latest industrial products with new features or products which can cut dependence chain on foreign parties are possible to be thrown into the market as the result of research in Indonesian universities. Therefore, research culture (having sustainability of production) would grow on industry aspect in Indonesia, and industrial culture (having nuance of time to market) would also grow in universities throughout Indonesia.

        The objectives of this research are (1) developing research culture which produces prospective finding in the market. Besides, it has quality to be developed into industrial product of research culture adn can give benefit to the society (2) actualizing cooperation of sustainability synergy between universities as research institution and industries as manufacture institution through balancing market pull and technology push, and (3) encouraging the development of real sector with the basis of result research products and in country production to grow nation economic independence.  

        Rapid scope is determined in top down. The field chosen is what it is considered stategic for competitiveness improvement and independence of a nation. Those are (1) Agiculture and Food, (2) Health, (3) Information Technologies, (4) Energy, (5) Manufacture Technologies, and (6) Marine and Fisheries 

        The outcomes expected from the research are (1) technology finding and or products which are ready to be commercialized and sold as cooperation result between industries and universities, (2) sinergistical cooperation establishment between universities and industries as manufacture institution in the continuity of research result and its development into industrial product, (3) ralization of independent national industries which is based on research and development and which is able to produce high quality products in global market competition, and (4) cooperation between industries and universities becomes the source of study for students and other parties who are interested in.

        In Rapid program, industry partner becomes entry point in writing proposal proposed by lecturer team in which the lecturer team supports and supplies technologies required by industry partner. The lecturer teams could be: (1) departments and faculties or institutes/research centers in a university or cooperation between universities (2) university cooperation with research and development institute of department or LPND.

       Proposers should have clear research/technologies track record and road map related to the field proposed in accordance with term of reference (term of reference is on the separated document). The proposers should submit the Rapid proposal through research intitute in the university.  

        Industry partner should be able to assign technology necessity and commercial prospect on technology usage. Industry partner capability to contribute in cash funding of Rapid would be a necessity. Industry partner should be health industry and should produce product related with Rapid proposal. Besides, it should have good track record in production, marketing, and management. Furthermore, it should have double effect potency for the similar industry or the different one. 

Rapid proposal is done in stages which cover:
Stage I    : Pre-proposal (desk evaluation)
Stage II   : Full proposal for those who have passed the first stage selection  
Stage III  : Desk evaluation and full proposal seminar (on this stage, lecturer group and industry partner should have presentation)
Stage IV  : Field visit 
Stage V   : Determination of the accepted proposals 
 
This Rapid is multiyear-designed with 3 years of maximum time. On every term, there would be an evaluation on the report and progress indicator: 
Year 1 : Model of process and pruduct of technology, prototype, system design, pilot plan and business plan of the products, publication and/or Intellectual Property Right recognition;
Year 2 : Prototype of the product, publication and/or Intellectual Property Right recognition, marketing prospect;
Year 3 : Product of production process, publication and/or Intellectual Property Right recognition, marketing performance. 
 

        Success indicator of Rapid in detail can be seen at terms of reference of each field (terms of reference is on separated document). Annual report should include documentation of Rapid result in the standart form of product (characterization, design specification, implementation, testing), fund usage report and cooperation contract between university and industry partner which cover among others royalty division pattern between the related parties.  

       Rapid funding comes form the governmenr (DP2M), university and industry partner. For every title, DP2M Dikti provides maximum fund of Rp. 300.000.000,- (three hundred million rupiahs) per year, covers:




















         Besides from the government, the funding also comes from industry partner party in the form of cash money for at least 25 % from the contract nominal value outside of in kind outlined on stamp dutied-epistle. University's contribution in the form of cash money is at least 15 % from the  nominal contract value funded by the government (DP2M) outside of in kind outlined on stamp dutied-epistle. 

         The funding continuity from DP2M Dikti is based on the monitoring and evaluation (monev) result held every time of contract stage. The funding can be halted before the contract time is over if the Rapid result is inappropriate with the proposal or there is no cooperation with the industry partner party anymore.  

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