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UMY IP Lab Provides Students With Sociopreneurship Soft Skills

Yogyakarta – (2/12). The Sociopreneurship Government Science (IP) soft skill activity at the University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) was held online on Wednesday (1/12). The activity which was carried out for 5th semester students attracted a lot of participants enthusiasm.
Soft skill activities aim to provide knowledge and skills about sociopreneurship as an effort to overcome social problems that occur in society. In addition, this activity is expected to be able to bring changes in students, related to  the importance of staying in business but not only profit-oriented but also for the sake of the environment they live in.
Tunjung Sulaksono as Chair of the UMY IP Study Program opened a series of soft skills activities by conveying the hope of implementing sociopreneurship soft skills “One of our hopes for students is to be able to create jobs. Through this training, hopefully young sociopreneur candidates will emerge who can make good changes for society, ” he said.
Furthermore, Isnaini Mualliadin as the Coordinator of the UMY IP Lab also gave an opinion regarding this activity. “The output of this activity is the formation of a sociopreneurship student group in the UMY Government Science Study Program,” he said.
The activity which lasted from morning until noon was filled by 4 presenters. The first speaker presented by resource person Heru Wijayanto discussed the meaning of sociopreneurship, the development of sociopreneurship in Indonesia, strategies for developing social business ideas, and stories about the activities of the Indonesian Sociopreneur Team.
“Don’t get me wrong, sociopreneurship is not only about profit. Profit and social impact must be balanced. This means, the more profit, the wider the good impact that can be given to the community,” he explained.
The second speaker presented by Puthut who discussed his experience in establishing Ecoprint Lemospires. Furthermore, the third material was filled by Ainun conveying his experience when participating in a sociopreneurship competition and succeeded in becoming a winner.
The last speaker was delivered by Agung who invited the participants to do design thinking. Series of questions you need to answer when you want to make an innovation from a problem.
“That is why observation and interviews with the community are very necessary to validate our solution on a problem,” he concluded. (DA)
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