Program & Research


Technology has become an increasingly inseparable part of our daily lives. The digital era gave birth to big data and artificial intelligence, leading us to the 4th industrial revolution.

Computers transformed into chips are now embedded in various devices we use every day: cell phones, cars, watches, televisions, temperature controllers, refrigerators, and other household appliances. These devices now bear the title of "smart" because of their ability to communicate data and operate autonomously.

These technological developments have changed how we live, work, and do business. Many businesses and jobs are now extinct, but not a few new companies and jobs have been created, which have never existed before. These technological developments' economic and social impacts are enormous and will determine our future direction.

Tech Talk is a public discussion program run by The Habibie Center, the Institute for Democracy through Science and Technology (IDST), which raises topics explicitly around the development and use of technology in various fields and their impacts. Tech Talk presents competent business, academia, government, and civil society speakers. Various topics discussed include issues in the digital economy, data security, social media, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, and so on.

Program Objectives

Become a forum for all stakeholders in the technology sector to discuss technological developments and their opportunities and challenges.

Provide technology literacy education to the community to understand the role of technology and make the best use of it.

Lift innovations produced by the nation's children so that they are more widely known.