Building Human Capital

Developing human capital goes beyond our employees and involves strategic partnerships between academia and industry. Together with Indofood, we have been funding research that bolsters food security under Indofood Riset Nugraha (IRN) since 1998. In addition, we also support the Government by contributing to the Vocational Link and Match program and continue to build on our industry-training curriculum program with Polytechnics (Vocational Program).

Indofood Riset Nugraha
IRN is Indofood’s research grant program for university students conducting research related to improving national food security as part of their final or thesis work. The program also provides industry attachment opportunities for final-year students to train with industry and academic professionals. Together with Indofood, ICBP invited university students from across the archipelago to submit food-related research proposals which are evaluated by a panel of experts in Agriculture and Fisheries Technology, Production Technology (Food, Animal husbandry, Fisheries), Nutrition and Public Health, Molecular Biotechnology, and Socio-Economics.

In 2022-2023, we retained the previous year’s theme on “Functional Food Based on Potential and Local Wisdom” to guide research toward the intersection of food science and local knowledge. The program was awarded the Gatra Award in the “Business Incubation” category by Gatra Media Group.

Vocational Program

Building partnerships between industry and educational institutes is an important extension of nurturing human talent. ICBP recognizes that vocation-based learning programs complement conventional academic courses by preparing graduates with job-ready industry-specific skills.

Since 2021, we have partnered with Polytechnics to co-develop a vocational program with the following objectives:

  • Produce graduates who are competent and adaptable in their work environment;
  • Produce graduates who have applied skills, and are fluent with technology;
  • Produce graduates who can compete at the national level;
  • Produce quality works as a product of community service.


The program centered around flexible packaging and involved designing and teaching a new industry-focused curriculum on packaging for polytechnic students in fourth and fifth semester and an internship program in sixth semester. Industrial site-visits to ICBP factories were integrated into the program and our staff participated as guest lecturers.