Bali, 17 November 2022 – As a follow up of the Tri Hita Karana Forum Blended Finance, today, Tri Hita Karana Future Knowledge Summit is kicked off. The two-day Summit is held to promote leadership between developing and developed countries for technology innovations and transfer, transformative capital to support the scale of investment needed from private sectors to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Summit will be gathering global and local policy-makers, corporates, technical innovator communities, finance institutions, philanthropy, NGOs, think tanks, academia and all the key actors in the innovation ecosystem to ensure global action to achieve net zero aligned growth pathways that are socially, environmentally and economically inclusive.
“We are in a critical decade. Accelerating investment in social inclusion, climate action, health and nature is key. We need more scientists and technology partners to create awareness-based technology innovation to reimagine system shifts in solving SDGs goals,” said Satryo Soemantri Brodjonegoro, President of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences.
“The spirit of the Summit is aligned with the trisector’s commitment which managed to catalyze USD 30 billion capital through Global Blended Finance Alliance (GBF). The Government of Indonesia aspires to establish a THK Center of Future Knowledge in Bali, to join the world in envisioning a New Era Bali Kerthi Roadmap to solve health, green and blue economy, and digital inclusion, together,” added Satryo.
Topics of discussion in the Summit are various such as decarbonization innovation, digital technology and transformation, medical technology innovation, artificial intelligence of data government, and fostering micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and entrepreneurship.
“If we are serious about net zero commitment, we should be able to provide qualified data. Our findings can better assess the promise and potential decarbonisation innovation through verifiable, real-time carbon accounting and auditing,” said Prof. Karthik Ramanna, University of Oxford.
During the Roundtable Dialogue with the World University Leaders session, it is agreed that accelerating universities' contribution is crucial to the achievement of SDGs.
“Although universities have different approaches and programs, the main responsibility is to prepare the student to have the capacity to solve challenges in the next five to ten years, especially in technology and science. One approach is by developing the students to become a long-life learner and bridging the gap between the educators and learners to have the same understanding on the current issues. This is what future knowledge is all about,” Edward Crawley, Ford Professor of Engineering, MIT, Senior Academic Advisor, United in Diversity Foundation, Honorary Professor, Tsinghua University.
The Summit also presented the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of THK Knowledge Prize Alliance which brings together six partners to promote the awareness-based technology innovation and entrepreneurship through an incentive power. It will be a platform to exchange and create connection among innovators, inventors, researchers and practitioners to share best practices and establish capacity building programs.
THK Future Knowledge Prize Alliance is aim to fostering Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Anousheh Ansari, CEO of XPrize Foundation declared,” We need to have trust and knowledge system to support our entrepreneurs. We also need to teach our young generation about technology and entrepreneurship. It is a journey of passion which need constant support, emotionally, and building blocks to start their entrepreneurship up and running.”
The Summit concluded that with technological advances, human innovation should focus on bringing harmonious living and a healthy planet for the future of the next generation.
On the second day, the Summit brings participants to experience a sensing journey to acknowledge that knowledge should be embedded into the mind and soul. The sensing journey will expose participants to appreciate the Balinese traditional philosophy of ‘Tri Hita Karana’ through culture, history, generative farming, innovative education, and arts.
About THK Future Knowledge Summit 2022
Is the preparation for the THK Center of Future Knowledge envisioned together with the Government of Indonesia including the Ministry of Education and Culture, Ministry of Information Communication, UID Foundation, Academy of Sciences, Knowledge Innovation Technology Alliance (UI RCCC, ITB, UGM, Udayana, Tsinghua, MIT Harvard RMI and Oxford University), S20, T20, F20, O20, IEEE, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN), OECD, World Economic Forum, X Prize Foundation, Promotion Association for the Global Youth Innovation Leaders Community (PILC), Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA).
The Summit promotes the awareness-based technology innovation and entrepreneurship to foster human-centric advancement for a common happy future. The Summit will gather global leading technology partners and innovators to reimagine system shifts in solving climate change and the SDGs.