Saab, together with Swedish universities, is imparting innovative work methods and technology transfer through university collaboration and Triple Helix (Corporate-Government-Academia) projects. The triple helix concept involves the close cooperation between academia, industry and public institutions to find and solve new innovation challenges and is a trademark of the Swedish Innovation System. As a contribution in this partnership, Saab has instituted 50 scholarships for Indonesia.
This would be a part of Swedish industry’s and Swedish universities’ wish to further the exchange of innovation and technology with Indonesia. The scholarship program is being jointly provided by Saab, Chalmers University of Technology, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and Linköping University.
Innovation and exchange of knowledge is the key to the future. Saab knows that in order to anticipate tomorrow we have to start building the knowledge today. One part of this is to help foster the young professionals that will contribute to the innovation of the future.
The Saab Scholarship Program was created to further the exchange between Sweden and Indonesia. The program is a continuation of Saab’s constant strives to create strong bonds between people and countries in a joint effort to learn from each other and to build bridges in areas where a joint goal is set up. The objective is to increase exchanges between the countries when it comes to education and technology. The first batch of students is scheduled to begin courses in Sweden by August 2014. The scholarships will cover tuition fees for “high technology focused master’s degree courses as well as for internships conducted in Sweden. An industry mentor will be provided and the internship will be executed together with industry or other relevant organizations. Scholarship recipients should preferably have at least a bachelor’s degree in engineering.
According to Dan Enstedt, President & CEO, Saab Asia Pacific, “The Saab Scholarship programme will enable skill development, further the exchange of innovation and technology with Indonesia. The Scholarship programme will be a bridge between Sweden and Indonesian organizations, industries and educational institutions.”
According to Peter Carlqvist, Head of Saab Indonesia, “The Scholarship programme will enable Indonesian students to access high technology focused master’s degree courses as well as for internships conducted in Sweden.”
The young Indonesian professional granted with the scholarship will access high technology focused master’s degree courses in an area that will be of interest for the Indonesian future. The courses take place in close collaboration with Swedish universities abroad.