FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Q. Do I have to be an active researcher?
A. You definitely do not have to be an active researcher, or even a researcher. We believe that there are a lot of expertise required in making sure a piece of research can be successfully commercialised. In fact we are actively looking for intellectual property lawyers, business strategists, and any other professionals that you may happen to be.
Q. Do I have to be an Indonesian?
A. You do not have to be an Indonesian by nationality but you will need to have a link with Indonesia, such as Indonesian diaspora, or are willing to contribute to Indonesia. The final decision regarding membership application will be taken by the committee members.
Q. Do I have to have a business or research idea?
A. It will be good if you have one as we can start hitting the ground running. However, please join even if you do not have an active idea. By sharing your passion and expertise, you may obtain the spark to start a new project. Even if you completely have no desire to start a business, we have some problems that you may have an answer to.
Q. Will I get any reward or recognition if my invention becomes commercialised?
A. We will support you in having full ownership of the project and innovation with your other team members. This means we want you to have full decisions on how to run your business with other collaborators. However, once your business makes a profit, we will ask for a small portion of your profit to be contributed back to NIF to support our activities and motivate other young researchers in bringing their products commercially into Indonesia.
Q. What kind of support can I expect from NIF?
Once you have your idea well defined, we can help you to fulfil the steps of the innovation cycle and link you with our extensive network of regulators, ministries, university collaborators, potential funders, and provincial governments.