Grassroots Innovation (GRIN)

We come with a deep reflection on the responses to various innovation-related issues in Indonesia. This includes the unfavorable innovation climate for grassroots innovators, as well as the lack of impact and sustainability of research conducted by universities for the community.

Therefore, Grassroots Innovation has been formed as a solution to address these challenges. We are here with an innovative spirit on November 1, 2023, which is also National Innovation Day.



Creating an Impactful and Sustainable Innovation Ecosystem, Promoting Technological Advancement for the Entire Society.

  • Becoming an inclusive technology innovation education hub

  • Developing of appropriate technology by, for, and with grassroots communities

  • Empowering youth through science-based community service

  • Developing equal cross-sector partnerships

7 Pillars of Inclusive Innovation

To align with our vision and mission, we incorporate the following values into each of our actions.

Our team

Brahmastya Artanto, S.T.

Executive Director

Sayyidah Maulidatul Afraah, S.T., M.T.

Program Manager

William Elian Gandana, S.T., M.MSc.

Partnership Manager

Afan Sutopo, S.T.

Tech Manager

Kresna Adi Mahendra, S.T., M.Sc.

Finance & Resoure Manager

Contributions to The Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 global goals established by the United Nations in 2015. They aim to address important issues such as poverty, health, education, and environmental sustainability by 2030. These goals provide a roadmap for the world to work together toward a better future.

Grassroots Innovation is dedicated to supporting the SDGs. Our mission aligns with several of these goals, including improving education (SDG 4), fostering innovation (SDG 9), reducing inequalities (SDG 10), creating sustainable communities (SDG 11), and forming partnerships (SDG 17). We achieve this through inclusive education, community-based innovation, youth empowerment, and collaborative partnerships. Our work contributes to the global effort to achieve these important goals and make the world a better place for everyone.