Fraunhofer institutes in Indonesia

Fraunhofer FOKUS

For already 10 years the competence center Next Generation Network Infrastructures (NGNI) of Fraunhofer FOKUS and TELKOM Indonesia have been working together in the field of Next Generation Networks. In 2013, they signed a new Memorandum of Unterstanding (MoU), on which their collaboration is based.

NGNI Fokus 


Based on the long-standing cooperation of Fraunhofer FOKUS and the Fraunhofer Representative Office Indonesia and the success of the FUSECO (Future Seamless Communication)  Forum series in Berlin, in 2014 the FUSECO Forum took place in Bali. It was organized by TELKOM Indonesia, Fraunhofer FOKUS and the Reprsentative Office Indonesia. It was the first FUSECO Forum in Asia and brought together more than 300 attendees form 14 different countries to discuss the challenges that come with implementing ecosystems and infrastructure for smart cities. Keynote speeches and panels stressed the major role of an appropriate political, legal and regulatory framework to ensure security and privacy aspects. 

FUSECO Forum Asia 

Fraunhofer IPK

Policy and Management of Research and Technology Infrastructure in Indonesia: Project PERISKOP, cooperation between BMBF Germany and RISTEK


RISTEK (Ministry of Research and Technology of Indonesia) together with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany (BMBF) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK) has conducted PERISKOP (Evalutation of the Indonesian Science, Research and Technology Landscape to strengthen the National Innovation System). The objective is to develop and formulate design principles for Science, Research and Technology (SRT) policies in developing an innovation based economy.

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Fraunhofer WKI

Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research (WKI) together with the University Paderborn from Germany want to establish Indonesian-German Polymer Research Center


The three institutions aim at establishing an Indonesian-German Polymer Research Center (IG-PRC) to strengthen the Indonesian industry and economy by developing new products based on local raw materials and agricultural waste. Those products then can be used as coatings or adhesive. As a preparation ITB, WKI and the University of Paderborn built up the “Indonesian-German Research and Innovation Network on Bio-based Polymer” that organized a seminar in this field. The aim of the seminar is to develop a research roadmap based on the interests of the Indonesian industry and German industries which has operations in SEA, as well as to create more jobs for local citizens. The industry will be involved in the development of the roadmap corresponding to their requirements. Further steps to organize the cooperation will be carried out on three levels:

  1. University: To foster The Education through double degree (Master, PhD program), Block Lectures and Practical course in term of bio-sourced Polymers, Coating and Adhesive.

  2. Industry: Internships based on the interests of the students and perform joint research.

  3. Exchange of Scientists from Indonesia and Germany

Last October (2016) the group met in Bandung to further discuss these steps for the IG-PRC.

Background: International Competitive Force: companies from oleochemical industry need to restructure their value chain. Until now they produce international global products from South East Asian (SEA) local materials such as palm oil, sugarcane, etc. Now they are thinking about how to enhance the local production as well as R&D based in Indonesia. This is the main motive of the center.