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Siemens promotes science literacy to Indonesian students

Published on 24 October 2017

Science Film Festival will be held for the eight consecutive years in Indonesia to promote science literacy among students through entertaining and interactive ways. The festival initiated by Goethe-Institut Indonesien this year will feature selected films themed "Anthropocene" or simply known as "The Age of Human", a new geological period that first signified the human influence on earth. In partnership with Siemens Indonesia, Science Film Festival 2017 will screen 12 films in 38 cities in Indonesia from October 24 to November 23, 2017. The theme "Antrophocene" serves as a reminder of how far human have been utilizing and altering the environment. For instance, industrialization has contributed to often irreversible footprint on earth.

"Siemens Indonesia is once again proud to continue its support to Science Film Festival that has inspired students to learn about new invention and fostered understanding on how the technology will affect our lives and also helped us tackle the challenges we are facing in our planet," said Prakash Chandran, President Director and CEO of PT Siemens Indonesia. "For 170 years, Siemens have tackled the challenges by providing technologies that improve the quality of life and create lasting value for society and the environment. The key impetus is technological innovation where Siemens always excels and strives to be recognized as trademark for sustainable solutions in electrification, automation and digitalization."

Since 2005 the Science Film Festival has disseminated excitement of science to students and broader audience across Southeast Asia, North Africa and Middle East. Each film featured in this festival is masterfully crafted to communicate science and technology in an entertaining and comprehensible way for children aged 9-14 years, combined with interactive scientific experiment and simulation. In Indonesia the festival took place for the first time in 2010, reaching 13,000 children in the first year in Jakarta alone. Over the years, the festival has steadily increased, reaching 50,000 children in 26 cities.

In addition, we will organize a Siemens Science Day 2017 on November 4, 2017 at the Goethe-Institut Jakarta. The invitation is extended to children of our employees and media network as well as to a street children foundation. Through this one-day event, children will be invited to watch science movies and participate in various science experiments. Commitment to education has a long tradition at Siemens. Our aim is to inspire young people to become involved in technical professions. Our company’s success is largely built on a leading position in scientific, technical, medical research and development.

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Siemens’ intelligent infrastructure solution for smart city

Published on 24 October 2017

Makassar City will host national seminar on standardization on October 24-26 in conjunction with the commemoration of National Standard Day that falls on October 14 and National Quality Month on November 10. In the seminar, delegates will discuss their views on the theme “Standard for building smart city” that is in line with the theme of world standard day: “Standards make cities Smarter.”

As corporate partner of the event, Siemens that has actively participated in standardization effort especially ISO/TC 64 on electricity is seeking the opportunity to showcase its smart city concept called intelligent infrastructure. Siemens was once known as the handphone maker, but the standard oriented company now has vast business portfolio in electrification, automation and digitalization. Siemens’ solutions are in fact tailored to cater the needs of urban infrastructure and enable the development of integrated smart city. 

Head of Business Development PT Siemens Indonesia Yoyok Suyono in Makassar (10/27/2017) said Siemens is supporting the realization of smart city concept in Indonesia. Siemens defines smart city as a concept to provide sustainable economic development and high quality of life. “Siemens help municipal government to identify suitable technology to deliver positive impact and choose which technology is also affordable and can be implemented,” said Yoyok.

To implement the concept of smart city, Yoyok added, government needs to collaborate with private sector to assess the needs of technology to be applied in the city, what sector in needs of technological support and the city’s financial capability to realize the smart city. “We have solutions to help government implement smart city, among others is Smart Transport to provide solution in transportation, Smart Building to make the efficient use of the building and Smart Energy to help government consume energy in efficient ways,” said Yoyok.

Siemens now is focusing to develop integrated urban infrastructure technology from transportation to energy saving. As a leading technology provider, Siemens’ smart city solutions can be applied to many cities in the world. In Indonesia, Siemens fosters collaboration with state-owned enterprises in developing signaling system for light rail transits in Palembang to be used to support Asian Games 2018. Palembang

LRT network is stretched 21.5 km and connects 13 stations along the route between Sultan Mahmud Badarudin II airport and Jakabaring Stadium. Siemens’ Building Automation System (BAS) also had helped to save electricity consumption up to 15% in various office buildings, hotels, shopping malls and other buildings in Indonesia.

Yoyok said that to help overcome challenges to urbanization in global scale, Siemens established Cities Global Center of Competence (CoC) that specifically designed to cater the needs of urban stakeholders, foster structured dialogue and provide assessment to the urban decision makers. Siemens brings vast expertise and knowledge on intelligent infrastructure to CoC as the center of research and development to formulate and implement smart city concept in the world.

Intelligent infrastructure technology is significantly superior to other infrastructure system, for example it can provide 20% increase in city traffic speed, a probable 30% increase in railway capacity, 30% energy saving in buildings or 40% cost reduction in the expansion of power network. For Siemens, the utilization of latest technology is the key to build city of tomorrow. The applied technology is not only protecting urban environment but also highly beneficial from economic perspective.

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