IKN Not Enough, Prabowo-Gibran Want to Build 10 Tech Innovation Cities – 2 hours ago


Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The presidential and vice presidential candidate pair Prabowo Subianto-Gibran Rakabuming have plans to build 10 innovation cities. All of them come from cities throughout Indonesia.

“Digital must have analog legs, analog legs are the 10 innovation cities that Pak Prabowo wants to build. Because our challenges socially, economically and culturally are extraordinary,” said the Prabowo-Gibran National Campaign Team (TKN) Expert Council, Budiman Sudjatmiko at the Indonesia Digital Summit 2023, in Jakarta, Tuesday (28/11/2023).

IKN will be the center of the digital ecosystem in this plan. The new capital city was designed to be an integrator and agrigator to realize the ideals of independence, namely protecting, advancing and educating the nation.


“The formation of IKN is important for us, because it is an analog forum for the center of the digital ecosystem. IKN as an integrator and aggregator of the digital ecosystem realizes the ideals of independence, protects the entire Indonesian nation, advances and educates the nation,” he explained.

Apart from IKN being the center of the digital ecosystem, regions in Indonesia will also be divided into accelerators, stabilizers and dynamists as well as production bases.

For 98 cities, they will become accelerators for the development of Indonesia’s digital ecosystem so that it is connected to the global. Next, 46 districts become stabilizers and facilitators in developing digital ecosystems to maintain ecosystem sustainability.

Meanwhile, 74,961 villages have become dynamists and production bases. This is the human resource base and initial market absorber for a number of digital technology innovations created by the nation’s children.

For the 10 innovation cities designed by the Prabowo-Gibran couple, here are the details:

  • IKN for the genome and neuroscience industry
  • Two cities in Sumatra for the chips and nanotechnology industry as well as the IoT and sensor industry.
  • Three cities in Java, namely one city for the AI โ€‹โ€‹& computing technology industry, the mobile devices & VR/AR industry, and the robotics & autonomous vehicles industry.
  • Bali as a human computer interface and social media industry
  • Sulawesi for the biotechnology and agriculture industries
  • Maluku for energy storage industries
  • Papua for the satellite & connectivity industry

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