I am Edwin Kurniawan from Manufacture Engineering of POLMAN Bandung (Bandung Polytechnic for Manufacturing). My background is manufacturing studies in tool making. My dream is starting and growing up a business, and to become a CEO of a company.
I joined I-CELL because of I believe in I-CELL, I can learn more about business. So, hopefully later, I can realize my dream.
This picture below is taken at the beginning of our adventure in I-CELL (Innovation Cell). I-CELL has three project teams which include: BIOFUEL talent, SEAWEED talent and WASTE-TREATMENT talent. I am member of the BIOFUEL team; the one person who is wearing the white T-shirt in right side of the picture.
This picture is one of my favorite pictures that were made during the I-CELL experience. We are playing a game named “magic stick”. This game is played with all member of my team including 5 people. And this 5 people have to bring the stick from above to the ground our two “point finger”. This made us learn that as a team we must have full concentration to bring the stick to the goal.
About my learning in I-CELL so far
I’ve learned so many things after almost 2 months here in I-CELL. There are 6 steps or milestones to achieve in I-CELL: The first step is the introduction and team building season, the milestone of this season is Team. We get the solid team in I-CELL. The second is the problem season, the milestones is problem analysis. We analyze the problems of your challenge; everything about biofuel, we made a brainstorming to make the analysis of problem, and then we made a report to our sponsor company. The third step is Idea season. Here we have to get the one idea to bring to the plan season. The fourth step is Planning season, and the fifth step is Development season, and the last is Expo.
This was interested for me: To work together although this was our first meeting during the first phase of I-CELL with was “Introduction and Team Building”. We feel that we were very successful to build our team.
The formation of my team
Our team is consisting of 5 people, from different universities and colleges. My team members are Alfonsus Arista Tefa from Design Machine ATMI Surakarta as a mechanical talent, Anselmus Hendra Krist from International Business Management Unika Atmajaya Yogyakarta, Budi Tjahjono from Chemical Engineering UNS Solo as a chemical talent, Eni Rohkayati from Biology UNS Solo and me, Edwin Kurniawan from Manufacture Engineering Polman Bandung.
During the process of our activities, we made a structure or formation in some kind of hierarchy. As a team leader, me – Edwin Kurniawan. As a research and development manager, Mr. Alfonsus Arista Tefa; as a FAME research manager, Mr. Budi Tjahjono; as a TVP research manager, Mrs. Eni Rohkayati, and as the business manager, Mr. Anselmus Hendra Kris.
We work together for the training in I-CELL for 4 months. And we hope that we can make our dream to become true:
Starting up a biofuel company in Indonesia.