Recognition and Mentoring Program (RAMP) Indonesia was formed to facilitate the development of invention and innovation in Indonesia that based on impact oriented. Implementers of the program is INOTEK and RAMP IPB, with support from The Lemelson Foundation.
The Lemelson Foundation is a philanthropic organization founded by Jerome Lemelson and his family. Jerome Lemelson was a very productive United States inventor, he use his wealth to inspire, encourage, and recognize the existence of the inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs, particularly those who develop the invention to meet the needs of a large part in supporting the implementation of sustainable development.
Besides Indonesia, RAMP is also implemented in India and Peru. RAMP long-term goal is poverty alleviation through the improvement and application development technologies that efficiently and effectively, creating a conducive environment for the growth of invention and innovation, as well as filling the gap between demand and supply of technology in society.
Medium-term objectives and short-RAMP are:
- Facilitate grassroots innovator in realizing their ideas into practice, thus providing benefits either directly or indirectly for marginal groups as beneficiaries of related technologies.
- Develop the ability to innovate and seek among the students which in turn can encourage job creation independently.
- Provide choices of affordable technology and innovation for marginal groups in order to increase productivity, efsiensi and quality of life.
- Providing technological solutions and innovations that are affordable and can create commercialization opportunities utilization of natural resources better and sustainable.
The main activity of RAMP is to provide a comprehensive Mentoring includes aspects of technology development (product and production system development) as well as aspects of the business (market studies, feasibility studies, business planning). RAMP Indonesia also conducts training activities for students with the names Student Technopreneurship Program where participants devoted to students and fresh graduates a maximum of one year, the program is divided into two activities, namely the Intensive Student Technopreneurship program conducted once a year at the Bogor Institute of Agriculture and One-Day Workshop where Technopreneurship IPB team conducts workshops in collaboration with universities in several areas. In addition to these two programs, RAMP still has a course of policy (Policy Study), the promotion and establishment of partnerships and equity support for Entreprises / technology-based products (techno-based venturing Entreprises / products).
For the first 3 years, the total commitment of The Lemelson Foundation to the overall activity of RAMP to $ 3,000,000.