Theresia Ningsi Astuti was elected as the new Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific in September 2021. For more than 20 years, she worked at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), and she has experience of about 7 years in technology transfer and business innovation. By organization integration, she has a new role as a Coordinator of Research and Innovation Infrastructure Partnership Development at the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN). She has responsibility for business development, partnership development, facilitating the research infrastructure, creating cross-institutional relations, joint events, research collaboration both nationally and internationally. In addition, she has taken part in international organizations as a focal point and other international cooperation projects.
With her experience, Theresia would like to implement in a more extensive scope through WAITRO by strengthening the relationship among the RTOs, industries, start-ups, SMEs, communities, and matching research supply with research consumers to turbo-charge the growth of technology transfer by integrating Asia and the Pacific better into the rest of the world for the benefit of all.
Theresia is passionate to serve at WAITRO by strengthening the innovation ecosystem and promoting WAITRO as the Global Innovation Family to the world. “All nations become one family. That is WAITRO.”