Meneladan Pahlawan dengan Menjadi Pejuang Ekonomi Kreatif


Meneladan Pahlawan dengan Menjadi Pejuang Ekonomi Kreatif

Exactly on November 10, 2021, when all Indonesians celebrate National Heroes Day, ISTTS again held a Knowledge Sharing Program Special Season 11 Episode 4 through Zoom Meeting. The KSP entitled "Implementing Heroes by Becoming a Creative Economy Warrior" presented 2 speakers, namely Agatha Dinarah S.R., S.T., M.Ds. and Angger D. Wiranata as Founder of Dus Duk Duk & activist of Surabaya Creative Network (SCN).

Mrs. Agatha as a lecturer at ISTTS explained that the creative economy is a concept that intensifies information and creativity by relying on ideas and knowledge from human resources as the main production factor. The creative industry itself is a sub-system of the economy. The characteristics of the creative economy, namely a short life cycle, high risk, many competitors and easy to imitate so that the fuel is creativity itself. The economy develops from an agricultural economy, an industrial economy, an information economy and then becomes a creative economy that gives birth to a creative industry. The creative industry itself has 17 sub-sectors.

The reason why we need to develop creative industries is because of the dependence of the national economy on the natural resource extraction sector (minerals, plantations, and others). Based on the Global Innovation Index (GII), Indonesia ranks 85th to 90th out of 131 world economies. In addition, there is a directive from the President of the Republic of Indonesia, namely that the creative economy must be the backbone of the Indonesian economy. Creative industry development opportunities include several things such as: the potential for natural and cultural wealth, demand for creative products, digital lifestyles, the number of middle class, and demographic bonuses. There are three conditions for Indonesia to become the 3rd greatest country in the world by 2045: economic growth should not be less than 5%, conducive political conditions in Indonesia, especially during democratic elections, and a skilled, productive and competitive young generation. Mrs. Agatha appealed to young people to color Indonesia together with various kinds of creativity.

After the presentation from Mrs. Agatha, Mr. Angger told about his life journey that did not stop developing his creativity, starting from the beginning of entering college to graduating and working. According to Mr. Angger, networking and trust are important components for us in working with other people. Since college, he has received high-value project work and has traveled to various regions in Indonesia. All of that can be realized with unlimited creativity and an unyielding spirit. Mr. Angger's life journey really inspires young people to keep working more.

The webinar was then of course followed by a sharing from Mrs. Agatha about her college life which was very inspiring as well. After that, a question and answer session was opened for the participants. The webinar ended with a group photo session along with attendance for ISTTS internal participants.