According to reporting from Antara News, the Nusantara Capital City Authority (OIKN) announced on Tuesday (30/1/24,) that Stanford University of the United States will carry out the ground-breaking of a digital ecosystem centre in Nusantara (IKN) in the next two months.

Speaking at a press conference held by the Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kominfo) in Jakarta, Bambang Susantono, OIKN Head announced that there will be a university, industries, and startups, among others, in the digital ecosystem centre developed by Stanford University.

“We will build a digital talent community. We are going to do the ground-breaking at the place where the institution will be built,” he said, adding that millennial and Generation Z digital talents will be given a place in the digital ecosystem centre in Nusantara, report Antara News.

Susantono also said that the OIKN collaborates with the Centre for Liveable Cities in Singapore and the World Resources Institute in Washington D.C., the United States.

“While we are preparing a proof of concept for projects like flying taxis for 2045 with Hyundai. Hopefully, we can see that,” he stated.

Antara News reports that OIKN has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Stanford University’s Doerr School of Sustainability, under which Stanford and its alumni in Indonesia are committed to building a world-class research centre in Nusantara’s core area.

The research results, involving stakeholders, will support the development of Nusantara as a green and sustainable smart city.

OIKN has allocated three hectares for the research centre in the core of Nusantara. Stanford alumni in Indonesia are involved in building the research centre, and Stanford University will work towards ensuring extensive research activities are conducted, says Antara News.


Source: Antara News

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