Faculty of Agricultural Technology Held the 2023 PKM PMW EXPO

The Faculty of Agricultural Technology (FTP) Universitas Brawijaya (UB) held an exhibition of the work of the Student Creativity Program (PKM) and Student Entrepreneurship Program (PMW) in the courtyard of Building F FTP UB, Monday (18/09/2023).

Opened by the Vice Rector for Student Affairs, Alumni and Student Entrepreneurship at Brawijaya University, Dr. Setiawan Noerdajasakti, SH., MH. This activity, which is a showcase of student innovation in 11 PMW and 18 PKM, displays various student creativity including exact research, community service, application of science and technology, creative works, and innovative work to various entrepreneurial products.

In his speech, Dr. Setiawan explained his appreciation and support.

“Moreover, since becoming PTNBH, we have focused on implementing, succeeding and overseeing student programs including innovation and entrepreneurship,” he explained.

Meanwhile, FTP Vice Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Ir. Mochamad Bagus Hermanto, S.TP., M.Sc. explained that this Expo was deliberately held to motivate other students as well as to support student innovation and entrepreneurship.

“The potential for downstreaming student innovation results to society is very large. Students’ innovative work is no longer in prototype form but can be applied directly to society, companies or MSMEs. As for student entrepreneurship products, they have been sold in the ABC-Mart marketplace, which is also an e-commerce innovation created by students. So it’s like starting from the product, innovation, research, service, to the market, it’s all there and we really support it. One proof of our support is the conversion of 6-10 credits for those who qualify for funding or become National Students Scientific Week finalists. You can even do a free thesis. Long before there was a ministerial regulation, we have implemented free thesis work for students since 2016. And not only that, we also protect student innovations with patents or intellectual property rights which are very useful in protecting their innovative findings if they are later used by industry or the wider community. ,” he concluded. (dse/OKY/UB PR/ Trans. Iir)