9 June 2023
JAKARTA: Astra revealed the winners of the digital innovation and technology competition Astranauts 2023 at the Demo Day & Awarding Astranauts 2023 event today (6/7). The event was attended by Astra’s Board of Directors and Astranauts 2023 judges and mentors.
This year marks the second year of Astranauts. The theme for the 2023 Astranauts is “Building A Sustainable Future Through Technology”, which signifies Astra’s commitment to encouraging digital innovations by Indonesian students and startups and finding solutions to current business and technology challenges. The winners of Astranauts 2023 came up with innovative ideas in the nine fields of sustainability, EdTech, emerging tech, health, agribusiness, mobility, fintech, logistics and new media.
“Astra launched Astranauts in 2022 as a manifestation of support to Indonesia’s digital economy through fostering digital innovations by startups and students in the country that can help solve business and technology problems and create a sustainable impact for Indonesia,” said Astra Director Santosa while delivering the speech of Astra President Director Djony Bunarto Tjondro.
Astranauts 2023 Demo Day & Awarding
Astranauts received more than 900 innovative ideas from 2,200 applicants. A total of 23 finalists, 12 from the startup track and 11 from the student track, were selected and received a two-week mentorship from industry experts before presenting their business concepts and innovative ideas in front of Astra’s Board of Directors during Demo Day.
Winners for each track, as selected by the jury after a series of judging processes, are:
|Startup Track||Student Track|
|1st Winner: Fazpass||1st Winner: Karla Bionics|
|2nd Winner: Blitz Electric Mobility||2nd Winner: Moona|
|3rd Winner: Seratuspersen Anak Nusantara||3rd Winner: MyECO|
All winners received cash prizes: First Winner-Startup Rp100 million, Second Winner-Startup Rp70 million, Third Winner-Startup Rp40 million, First Winner-Student Rp40 million, Second Winner-Student Rp30 million, Third Winner-Student Rp20 million.
In the two new categories for this year, Fans Favorite and Out of The Box, the winners are Kawancara, Mengasihi Group and Speakapp. Kawancara received the most votes from the public based on the online voting results and won the Fans Favorite award. Meanwhile, Mengasihi Group and Speakapp won the Out of The Box award for their most creative and original ideas presented at Demo Day.
All finalists will have the opportunity to participate in Astra InnovLab’s incubation program, join Astra Startup Community and collaborate with Astra Group.
Finally, Astranauts Conference 2023 will conclude the series of events for the 2023 Astranauts. It will feature various inspirational topics and bring together more than 25 tech leaders, industry leaders and regulators to share insights on the nine fields.
Astranauts 2023 partners with the Health Ministry, the Ministry of Transportation, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology, Biofarma, MRT Jakarta, Bank Indonesia, Blue Bird Group, GoTo, GovTech Edu Indonesia, GDP Labs, Sime Darby, MD Entertainment, Google APAC, Google Cloud Indonesia, Meta Indonesia, Microsoft Indonesia, AWS Indonesia, Halodoc, DANA, Mapan, Dagangan, Eduqat, eFishery, JALA, Rekosistem, Paxel, Waresix, Shipper, Noice, Ayoconnect, Kejora Capital, Plug and Play Indonesia, Arkblu, Chickin, Belajarlagi, MarkPlus Inc., WeTV Indonesia, Kumpul ID, Astra Startup Community, Binus University and Indonesia LPDP Entrepreneurs Club (ILEC). Representatives of these organizations are taking part as mentors, Demo Day judges and Astranauts Conference 2023 speakers.
Astra’s dedication to accelerating the digital ecosystem for Indonesia’s present and future through Astranauts is in line with Astra’s mission to prosper with the nation and support Indonesia’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
For more information, please contact:
Boy Kelana Soebroto
Head of Corporate Communications
PT Astra International Tbk
PT Astra International Tbk was established in 1957 in Jakarta as a general trading company under the name Astra International Inc. In 1990, for the purpose of the company’s initial public offering (IPO), the name of the company changed to PT Astra International Tbk, followed by listing its shares on the Indonesia Stock Exchange under the ticker code ASII.
Astra has developed its business by implementing a business model based on synergies and diversification within seven business divisions: 1) Automotive, 2) Financial Services, 3) Heavy Equipment, Mining, Construction & Energy, 4) Agribusiness, 5) Infrastructure and Logistics, 6) Information Technology and 7) Property.
Astra Group conducts business operations in all parts of Indonesia under the management of more than 240 companies, including subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates, and was supported by more than 188,000 employees, as of December 2021.
As one of the largest national business groups in Indonesia today, Astra has built a strong reputation through offering a range of quality products and services, taking into account the implementation of good corporate and environmental governance. Astra always aspires to be the pride of the nation that participates in efforts to improve the welfare of the Indonesian people.
Astra’s business activities strive to apply a balanced mix in the commercial aspects of business and non-business contributions through 9 foundations and a variety of sustainable social responsibility programmes, namely Astra Untuk Indonesia Sehat, Astra Untuk Indonesia Cerdas, Astra Untuk Indonesia Hijau and Astra Untuk Indonesia Kreatif.
Astra initiated the Semangat Astra Terpadu Untuk (SATU) Indonesia Awards programme, which has entered its eleventh year, and has given recognition awards to 493 young Indonesians, consisting of 81 national level recipients and 412 provincial level recipients in the fields of Health, Education, the Environment, Entrepreneurship and Technology, which are integrated with Astra’s wide range of community activities through 133 Kampung Berseri Astra and 930 Desa Sejahtera Astra initiatives in 34 provinces throughout Indonesia.
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