A Strategic Partnership in Science and Innovation Policy
Ali Ghufron Mukti
Chairman of COVID-19 Research and Innovation Consortium, Ministry of Research and Technology/National Agency of Research and Innovation
Anita Hardon is full professor in Anthropology of Care and Health, and director Research priority area Global Health at the University of Amsterdam
Director of the Research Center for STI Policy and Management, one of the research centers under the Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Mirjam van Reisen
Professor International Relations, Innovation and Care at Tilburg University and Professor Computing for Society at Leiden Centre for Data Science, at the University of Leiden.
Professor emeritus at Maastricht University and Proofessor of Technology and Society at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim.
The Covid-19 outbreak has massively affected the socioeconomic systems of a country. In mitigating the pandemic’s impact, states have different strategies, and scientific organizations and science policymakers responding differently; Indonesia and the Netherlands are no exception. One of the major lessons learned was that scientific communities and science policymakers had played an important part. In addition to providing scientific advice, it is significant to emphasize the deal-in and mobilization of the Science, Technology, and Innovation groups. Without adequate cooperation between ministries and other relevant institutions, the possibility of inefficiency or lack of opportunity may result in slower development and economic inefficiencies. Governments should learn from each other to strengthen the various policy bodies’ strategic coordination related to COVID-19 research and innovation.
Strategic Partnership in Science and Innovation Policy emerges as a critical role in minimizing the pandemic’s immediate impacts on governments, businesses, and civil society. Responding to this matter, Indonesia and the Netherlands organized a session to explore and discuss the possibility of both countries’ strategic partnership. As known, Indonesia and the Netherlands have long-standing cultural and historical ties. By seeking smart solutions for a sustainable future, both countries are keen to reinforce their future-oriented cooperation in solve the outbreak, primarily through science.