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‘A shift in thinking about Indonesia will reveal untapped markets for Australian fintech business’ – Mahendra Siregar

‘A shift in thinking about Indonesia will reveal untapped markets for Australian fintech business’ – Mahendra Siregar

August 16, 2017

Former Chairman of the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) and Australia-Indonesia Centre board member, Mahendra Siregar, has spoken to Helen Brown of Bisnis Asia about the digital revolution happening in Indonesia and the opportunities for Australian fintech businesses. “If [fintech entrepreneurs] can get to the 60% of the [Indonesian] population that is still yet to […]

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Health Cluster opens applications for Tactical Research Project funding

Health Cluster opens applications for Tactical Research Project funding

August 15, 2017

The Health Cluster of the Australia-Indonesia Centre is offering up to $180,000 funding for individual Tactical Research Projects. A total budget of $180,000 is available with an expectation that between 4-6 projects will be funded. Consideration will be given to projects that request AIC Health Cluster funding between $20,000-$80,000 AUD and the funds allocated to […]

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ReelOzInd 2017 Announces Premiere Screenings and Youth Judges

ReelOzInd 2017 Announces Premiere Screenings and Youth Judges

August 10, 2017

ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Festival announces premiere screenings in Melbourne and Yogyakarta and its first ever Youth Judges. At the end of July, submissions for the ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition closed and the shortlist panel are hard at work sorting through a fantastic collection of short films from both nations, covering fiction, […]

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Smarter electrification: providing energy isn’t enough 

Smarter electrification: providing energy isn’t enough 

July 28, 2017

Four years ago life in Pulau Bau, a village on a tiny island off North Maluku in Indonesia, was transformed. The community was supplied with electricity via small-scale diesel generators and a state-of-the-art solar energy system with battery backup. Every house was receiving some electricity—not a lot, but some. But early in 2017 the system […]

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What could giant batteries mean for Indonesian energy?

What could giant batteries mean for Indonesian energy?

July 25, 2017

In response to blackouts and concerns over energy supply, South Australia is getting the world’s largest lithium-ion battery. What exactly does this mean for the future of energy in Australia, and could such an approach work for Indonesia? “The announcement of the Neoen and Tesla investment in a 100MW/129MWh battery adjacent to the Hornsdale wind-farm […]

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“If we adapt well, we mitigate well”: Indonesia’s Presidential Envoy for Climate Change Rachmat Witoelar on development versus climate action

“If we adapt well, we mitigate well”: Indonesia’s Presidential Envoy for Climate Change Rachmat Witoelar on development versus climate action

July 17, 2017

Indonesia’s Presidential Envoy for Climate Change, Rachmat Witoelar, visited Melbourne to deliver a Keynote Address at the EcoCity Summit in July 2017. Speaking with Monash University PhD student Wikke Novalia for The Australia-Indonesia Centre, he discussed the implications of climate change around the world and specifically in Indonesia, and how the government is planning to […]

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Health Cluster Announces IAAH World Congress Travel Grants

Health Cluster Announces IAAH World Congress Travel Grants

July 14, 2017

The Australia-Indonesia Centre Health Cluster is proud to announce travel grant recipients to the International Association of Adolescent Health World Congress in India in October 2017. The group includes esteemed Australian and Indonesian researchers, lecturers and NGO staff from institutions such as Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Airlangga, Burnet Institute and the University of Sydney. […]

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