Theresia Ningsi Astuti
Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional RI, Indonesia
Getting commercial value from Innovation
Theresia Ningsi Astuti was elected as the Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific in September 2021. With over 20 years of experience at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) and 7 years in technology transfer and business innovation, she now holds the role of Coordinator of Research and Innovation Infrastructure Partnership Development at the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN). Theresia is responsible for business and partnership development, research infrastructure facilitation, and promoting cross-institutional relations and research collaboration.
Theresia is passionate about using her experience to strengthen the relationship between RTOs, industries, start-ups, SMEs, communities, and research consumers through WAITRO. She aims to integrate Asia and the Pacific into the rest of the world for the benefit of all, and promote WAITRO as the Global Innovation Family. With her dedication and experience, she is poised to turbo-charge the growth of technology transfer in the region.