Unilak Visits UB for Comparative Study on the Management of Entrepreneurial Incubator

The Rector of Unilak, The Rector of UB, and the Vice Rector of Student Affairs UB in the Comparative Study Activity of Unilak to UB

Universitas Brawijaya (UB) received a visit from Lancang Kuning University (Unilak), Pekanbaru, Tuesday (16/11/2021), at the Rectorate Building, 6th Floor. The Rector of Lancang Kuning University, Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.Hum said that this visit was in the context of a comparative study on the management of business incubators.

“We have an entrepreneurship improvement program for students. Unilak already has an Entrepreneurship and Career Center, but we have not yet established an entrepreneurship incubator. We hope that we can learn from UB on how to establish and manage an entrepreneurial incubator,” he said.

UB Rector, Prof. Dr. Ir. Nuhfil Hanani AR., MS welcomed this visit. He conveyed the importance of an entrepreneurial incubator.

“Through the entrepreneurial incubator, innovation and technology are transferred to the community, so that they can have an impact on improving the economy,” said the Rector.

The visit was also received by the Vice Rector of Student Affairs, Prof. Dr. Drs. Abdul Hakim, M.Si and the Director of UB Entrepreneurial Innovation and Incubator Agency (BIIW), Dr. Setyono Yudo Tyasmoro, MS who explained the role of campus and BIIW in developing student entrepreneurship.

Prof. Hakim explained that UB annually allocates funds of 1 to 1.5 billion as capital for students who start learning entrepreneurship. Funding is provided based on a business proposal that is reviewed by the reviewer team.

The Director of BIIW UB, Dr. Setyono Yudo Tyasmoro, MS

After being given funding from Student Affairs, then BIIW selected further to be given funding for Brawijaya Youth Entrepreneur (YEB) program.

“Every year, BIIW recruits 30-40 tenants to be provided with assistance, establishment of companies, processing of marketing permits, brands, patents, and marketing assistance,” Yudo explained.

BIIW is also actively encouraging fostered startups to take part in national level competitions. Even in 2021, 9 startups assisted by BIIW UB have been successfully funded by RISTEK-BRIN.

“All BIIW-assisted startups will be accompanied by mentors and coaches who help until innovation becomes a product that can be utilized by the community,” concluded Yudo.

The Unilak delegation, which was present to coincide with Indonesian Student Entrepreneurship Expo XII (KMI) event in UB, also had the opportunity to continue visiting BIIW Coworking Space, as well as seeing inwall tenant activities and ongoing mentoring activities. [Irene/ Humas UB/ Trans. Iir]