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Monday 15 - Tuesday 16 Mar 2021
1.00 to 5.00pm (AEDT) | 9.00am to 1.00pm (WIB)


Online virtual event held over two half-days
Webinar details will be provided to registrants via email

About the Plastics Innovation Hub Symposium

The Plastics Innovation Hub Symposium is a two half-day virtual event which will bring together key stakeholders across the plastics ecosystem.

At this event, you will collaborate with others in small teams to:

  • Prioritise the problem areas in the plastics life cycle where innovation and deep-tech is most required and can have the most impact.
  • Pinpoint alignment between stakeholder needs/interests and The Hub’s priority problem areas.
  • Identify the right incentives to rally support from key stakeholders and the activities that will enable deep exploration, collaboration, and solution-making to occur.
  • Co-create a charter of collaboration principles to ensure transparency and openness in The Hub’s governance.

In addition to the group activities, this event will offer you the opportunity to network with key stakeholders working across the plastics ecosystem and learn from globally renowned guest speakers.

Who should attend?

Government, industry, Startups, NGOs, investors, researchers and innovators working on solutions in abating the leakage of plastics into our environment.

To find out more about this event please contact Chloe Sterland via


  • This event is free to attend


Dates and Times

Event date: Mar 2021

Monday 15 - Tuesday 16 Mar 2021

Online virtual event held over two half-days

1.00 to 5.00pm (AEDT) | 9.00am to 1.00pm (WIB)

Webinar details will be provided to registrants via email

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Chloe Sterland

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About the Plastics Innovation Hub

The Australia-Indonesia Plastics Innovation Hub (The Hub) is a partnership between CSIRO (Australia's national science agency), the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and the Indonesian Ministry of Research and Technology (Kemenristek). The Hub is working in collaboration with the Indonesia National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP) to identify how innovation and technology can help achieve systemic change, and radically transform plastic pollution and waste management in Indonesia.

The purpose of The Hub is to enhance stakeholder collaboration, leverage existing investment, attract new sources of funding, and boost innovation capabilities to identify deep-tech opportunities to tackle plastic waste and translate them into real world solution across the Indonesian region.

The Hub will convene academia, startups, NGOs, investors, industry, and government to collectively tackle plastic waste by facilitating a collaborative space to design, support, and scale highly impactful deep-tech solutions.

The Hub will be based on models of innovation and hub design which have been delivered in other research contexts, including renewable energy and lab research, and co-designed with a diverse network of experts to ensure the complex needs of stakeholder groups are met.

The partners have provided seed funding for 3 years for The Hub with the intent to establish a vehicle to attract funding from other sources and set a governance structure to ensure long-term sustainability.


Day 1

The Problem of Plastics - Where do we Need to Focus our DeepTech Solutions?

Networking - Meet Innovators, Industry, Government and Investors

The Plastics Innovator’s Dilemma - How can we Deliver Sustainable and Scalable Impact?

Day 2

Accelerating Plastics Innovation - How will we match problems with deeptech solution providers?

Pitching Event - Problems and solutions 

Delivering Enduring Value - how will we collaborate and engage everyone across the plastics innovation system

Tuti Hadiputranto

Tuti HadiputrantoMs. Hadiputranto becomes the NPAP Chairwoman since March 2020. She is a well-respected Indonesian lawyer who has been working for 40 years with primary focuses on capital market/securities, corporate finance & restructuring work and in the Indonesian government’s recapitalization program for Indonesia banks. She graduated from the University of Indonesia’s Faculty of Law and Social Sciences in 1970 and continued with a Master of Law from the University of Washington, USA (LLM) in 1981.

As of 1st March 2020, she became the CEO/President of United In Diversity (UID), an Indonesian-based foundation working with Indonesian leaders from business, government and civil society on a mission of building trust for a common future through education and sustainable development. Currently, she serves as Senior Advisor of the Gajah Tunggal Group, the largest integrated tire manufacturer in Southeast Asia; Senior Advisor for Investment Banking company, Morgan Stanley Indonesia; Independent Commissioner of PT Astra International Tbk. and Members of the Risk Monitoring Committee of PT CIMB Niaga Tbk.

Dr Denise Hardesty

Dr Denise HardestyDr Denise Hardesty is a principal research scientist for CSIRO’s Oceans and Atmosphere.  A broadly trained ecologist, her work has taken her to all seven continents, studying everything from penguins in Antarctica to hornbills in West Africa, the rainforests of central and South America, and looking at plastic waste along the coastlines in Australia, Asia and Africa.  For the last decade her work has increasingly focused on plastic pollution, looking at impacts on wildlife such as seabirds, turtles and marine mammals, and examining the sources, drivers and distribution of mis-managed waste.  Denise’s team takes a risk-based approach to addressing biodiversity impacts resulting from ingestion and entanglement, combining empirical evidence with model-based approaches.  Her marine debris work also focuses on gear loss from fisheries, drivers for litter losses into the environment, waste policy effectiveness, and non-point source reduction.

Denise’s team’s work addresses the impacts on communities and economies, as well as addressing policy responses and effectiveness.  She advocates for the role of science in underpinning policy and decision making, and has served as a scientific expert on a number of international panels.  As recognition of the plastic pollution issue grows, Denise is increasingly asked to provide expert opinion on marine debris related matters to international and domestic governments, industry, fisheries and other stakeholders including the United Nations, G7 and G20 bodies, and the Convention on Biological Diversity, with the aim of to reducing this important transboundary issue.   She believes strongly in the contribution of communities, having worked with more than 8,000 citizen scientists over the last few years to help tackle the plastic pollution problem.

Tommy Tjiptadjaja
Co-founder and CEO - Green Hope

Tommy TjiptadjajaTommy is passionate about leading the team to solve the world's problems and bringing clear social and environmental impact. His past experience includes owner/managing partner of handwoven furniture and fashion brands, an executive of Indonesia's top conglomerate group, a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group.

After spending 10 years in the US and Europe, Tommy chose to go back home to pursue his idealism of building Indonesia, foregoing his permanent residence status abroad. Tommy actively builds communities of entrepreneurs and business leaders who are committed to doing business with integrity.

Tommy received MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and spent some time learning development economics at the London School of Economics. Together with Sugianto, he was also selected and graduated from Harvard University & Schwab Foundation World Economic Forum scholarship program on "Delivering Social Impact at Scale". Recently Tommy was selected as Top 100 Visionary Leaders by Real-Leaders magazine ( Along with Greenhope as an "Unreasonable Company", Tommy was selected as one of the Unreasonable Fellows to participate in the Unreasonable Goals program (

Recently he's featured in Hongkong Tatler as the Most Influential Individuals Who are Defining the Future of Asia: The Impact List 2020.

Tommy greatly values spending time with his wife and two homeschooled daughters.

CSIRO | Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade | RISTEK-BRIN | NPAP Indonesia | Asymmetric Innovation