A meeting has been held between the Management of the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Physical Engineering (DTNTF) UGM, PT. Paragon Technology and Innovation, DTNTF alumni, and several DTNTF students on Thursday, January 20, 2022. This meeting started with a thank you from DTNTF to PT. Paragon Technology and Innovation for allowing students to gain experience related to entrepreneurship directly under the auspices of the corporate party. Mr. Toronata Tambun as the main mentor of 24 Steps Disciplined Entrepreneurship conveyed the outputs of Paragon Youth Innovation Academy (PYIA) graduates that have been successfully implemented.
On this occasion, the lecturer conveyed several things related to the research process carried out so far. When conducting research, the funds provided are not enough so that many research ideas that have been designed cannot be commercialized. According to the lecturers, if the funds provided are sufficient for the development of the idea, then the product issued will be more useful and can be felt directly by the wider community. In addition, there are also several other things related to the research process that takes a lot of time during patenting and does not get or choose the wrong industrial partner. This meeting is an opportunity to establish relationships from the lecturers to the industry, especially PT. Paragon Technology and Innovation. Mr. Toronata Tambun said to create An entrepreneurial university is needed by well-known universities, corporates, governments, private funds, and entrepreneurial factories .
In addition, Mr. Toronata Tambun invites that not only students, but also lecturers as researchers to always listen to customers so that the products designed can be commercialized and benefit the community. The lecturers also said that as researchers they are never afraid to run out of ideas and in the future will provide input to students with the hope that in the future it can be developed into a startup. “I hope this collaboration will continue because it is very beneficial for students,” said Yessika Natalia Chelsie as the leader of PYIA alumni student representatives.