Collaboration between Pertamina and Energy Startups in Indonesia

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As a step to accelerate the growth of energy startups in Indonesia, PT Pertamina (Persero) organized the Pertamina XScouts program.
This program is an open innovation collaboration platform between Pertamina and the founder of an energy startup which was officially opened through the One Day Virtual Talks event titled “Shaping the Future of Energy”, Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

President Director of PT Pertamina (Persero), Nicke Widyawati in her speech said, Pertamina invites potential startups to collaborate in the context of mutual benefits. The opportunity for collaboration in developing innovation to business is open to start-ups, especially in the fields of clean energy, electrification, petrochemicals and supporting technologies, which have their own challenges.

“We hope that with Pertamina XScouts, we can help arouse the passion of Indonesia’s superior innovators to bring their innovations into business value in collaboration with Pertamina as a national energy company,” said Nicke.

The forms of collaboration that can be carried out between Pertamina and Startups, added Nicke, can be in the form of the application of innovative technology, cooperation in channel to market expansion, access to expertise, and other business collaborations.

“In the context of mutual benefits, this collaboration is expected to support sustainable business growth, for Start Ups and Pertamina,” added Nicke.

Nicke emphasized that the enthusiasm for “innovation to business” in the energy sector will of course also create more attractive options for the market so that it will further facilitate the energy transition in supporting the achievement of Energy Mix targets and improving the national economy which is closely related to the Sustainable Development Goals and ESG commitments. company.

Pertamina XScouts, an Open Innovation program launched by Pertamina, was also appreciated by the Director General of EBTKE of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Dadan Kusdiana. According to him, innovation is needed to develop new and renewable energy (EBT) to maintain energy security and ensure sustainable energy development.

Dadan said that startups in the energy sector are needed to encourage the achievement of the Indonesian Government’s commitment to developing NRE because they can initiate renewable energy projects, stimulate the investment climate, create innovations in the energy sector, utilize the potential of renewable energy into electrical energy or substitute other energy such as biofuels and biomass.

“We welcome the innovations of the younger generation, so that they can encourage cleaner energy and grow a new business ecosystem by innovative people,” concluded Dadan.

In line with this, various incubators from universities welcome the Pertamina XScouts program and are ready to support this program for better collaboration.

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