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Pertamina launches business ideas competition on renewable energy

State-owned oil and gas giant Pertamina has launchedA�Pertamina da��Gil, a competition on business ideas, breakthroughs and innovations in theA�renewable energy sector for students, professionals and corporate workers.

The company says the competition, which runs from Dec. 7 toA�March 5, 2017, is aimed at increasing public participationA�to develop the countrya��s renewable energy sector, as renewables are commonly seen as an alternative solution to energy amid the growing demand for energy in the immediate future.

a�?With this competition, Pertamina will transform innovative ideas intoA�a feasible business operationA�that could help replace the use of conventional energy sources,a�? Pertamina spokesperson Wianda Pusponegoro said in a statement releasedA�on Wednesday.

She added that the competition was divided into two main topics: Innovative Business Ideas and Product and Technology Breakthroughs.

Aspiring participants can submit their ideas onA�Pertamina da��Gila��s official websiteA�pertaminaidegila.com, before a panel of experts assess and evaluate their ideas to look for finalists inA�the competition.

The selected finalists will later be invited to join coaching clinics and mentoring sessions from Pertamina and experts. All winners will receive cash prizes worth a total of Rp 500 million (US$37,645).A�(adt/hwa)

Source: Jakarta Post