The connectivity of the different University stakeholders in Indonesia to each local Growth Hub provides new opportunities for innovation. Integrating the three components of the Triangular Approach has led to the creation of a new and innovative national entrepreneurship learning network embedded in each University’s differing activities, and also between the Universities in Indonesia.
The GITA Learning Network is dedicated to promoting entrepreneurial capacity building in Indonesia’s higher education sector and beyond in order to extend and maximise the impact of the “Growing Indonesia – a Triangular Approach” [link to www.growingindonesia.eu] project in Indonesia, and within the ASEAN region. Its purpose is to connect its members with key stakeholders including local, regional and national public sector organisations, professional and funding bodies, enterprises, local communities including those that are marginalised, and other higher education institutions nationally and abroad.
Activities range from networking, training and consulting services, career planning support for entrepreneurs, teaching support for entrepreneurship education instructors, fundraising for start-ups to informing policy-making at local, regional and national level. The network operates through an online platform with local representations in associated GITA Growth Hubs.
The GITA Learning Network is aligned to specific local or regional requirements and also to the strategic needs of the Indonesian higher education and SME sectors. Local Growth Hubs are financially self-sustaining and develop action plans for ensuring ongoing financial and operational viability as well as ongoing access to funding streams by collaborating with public and private sector organisations.
The GITA Learning Network oversees the implementation, dissemination and long-term impacts of the project and its outputs and provides dynamic capabilities to ensure that the activities of the established Growth Hubs remain relevant, impactful and financially sustainable. Key elements will be the generation of new income and funding mechanisms for start-ups, benchmarking and knowledge-exchange.
The web portal [ www.gitaproject.org ] of the GITA Learning Network provides access to state-of-the-art reference material for aspiring entrepreneurs and those already in business, instructors and researchers in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education, and investors.