IO, Malang – Preconcy, a website initiated by three Universitas Brawijaya (UB) students and a Malang State Polytechnic student, won the Bronze Medal at the Paper Competition, 2020 World Invention and Technology Expo (WINTEX). As quoted by ub.ac.id, Wednesday (25/11/2020), Aminaturrokhiyah from the Faculty of Library Science UB, explained that Preconcy is a forum for preserving local knowledge of the Kayu Tangan Heritage Village area, which is located in Malang City, East Java, so that the village identity is not eroded by era.
The website aims to manage and preserve knowledge, as well as increase the interest of young people in preserving culture. “Preconcy created the background because many young people are insufficiently interested in the history of the Kayu Tangan Heritage Village in Malang City,” said Aminaturrokhiyah, Team Leader, whose members were Yudha Wahyu Risdiyansah from the Library Science Study Program and Eko Prasetyo from the UB Department of Informatics, and Muhammad Rizal” “Nurdin from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Malang State Polytechnic.
Besides containing the history of the Kayu Tangan Heritage Village, Preconcy is also a means of branding local businesses for the local community. With this local business branding, it is hoped that later it can boost the standard of living of the local population. “This is a form of implementation of SDGs points 8 and point 11, namely, good jobs and economy and sustainable cities and communities,” said this stu-” “dent of 2019 class.
WINTEX is an international scale competition for innovation-based research in various fields. This year’s WINTEX carries the theme “Ideas Meet People” which is held online. The competition was attended by various students and individual researchers aged at least 18 years of age, from many countries. Apart from Indonesia as the host, participants came from Malaysia, Sri Lanka, the United States, Taiwan, Ukraine, and Sweden.
“The point of this innovation is to create a knowledge management concept that is more structured and packaged in the current 4.0 technology era,” she concluded. (est)