On March 27, 2019, representatives from seven universities and educational institutions in Indonesia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Innovative Education Alliance (IEA) at the Education Forum of Smart City & IoT Smart City. The representatives from Universitas Trisakti, Universitas Bandar Lampung, Politeknik Negeri Banyuwangi, Soedirman University, Brawijaya University, STIKes Widya Cipta Husada Malang and Nahdlatul Ulama Cirebon are the first founding members of IEA. After the signing ceremony, both representatives stated that they are looking forward to developing mutually beneficial cooperation and wish to expand their knowledge base.
The representatives visited Taiwan from March 26 to 27 with the Minister of Education and Culture of Indonesia. In addition to the MOU, they also visit Smart Education industry and institutions such as INNOTRIO CO., LTD., GEOSAT Aerospace & Technology Inc., RAC Electric Vehicles Inc. and Taipei Medical University Center for Education in Medical Simulation (TMUCEMS). They also signed a MOU with the New Taipei city government.
IEA will continue to coordinate with the partners of Indonesian educational institutions to run STEAM workshops and promote smart education in schools, and discuss the feasibility of cooperation with Taiwanese manufacturers and the schools, educational institutions all over the world.
Representatives of seven schools and educational institutions in Indonesia are：
- Universitas Trisakti：Ali Ghufron Mukti
- Universitas Bandar Lampung：Muhammad Yusuf Sulfarano Barusman
- Jenderal Soedirman University：Akhmad
- Brawijaya University：Gugus Irianto
- STIKes Widya Cipta Husada Malang：Tayubi Hariyanto
- Nahdlatul Ulama Cirebon University：Eman Suryaman
- Politeknik Negeri Banyuwangi：Son Kuswadi
The representatives visited Smart City Summit & Expo.
The representatives were signing the MOU with the IEA
I-Chang Tsai (Director of DEI, III), forth from right,
and the representatives were posing for pictures at the MOU signing ceremony
The representatives visited GEOSAT Aerospace & Technology Inc.