Grab has launched a tech center in Indonesia to serve as an innovation hub to build tech solutions for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in South-east Asia.
Tuesday, December 1, Grab Chief Anthony Tan said the firm wants to enable digital and financial inclusion in Indonesia, “one of our two headquarters”.
“With our tech center, we’re going to invest more in local tech talent development and groom the next generation of Indonesian tech leaders … Grab is here to contribute to Indonesia on her path to economic recovery,” he said.
The facility is dedicated to building solutions for Southeast Asia’s micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
“Grab Tech Center aims to increase capabilities and accommodate the best tech talents in Indonesia. We’ll also work with Grab’s other research and development (R&D) centers to develop, design, and test tech solutions for MSMEs before being applied for small businesses throughout Southeast Asia,” said Grab Indonesia President Ridzki Kramadibrata in a virtual press conference.
Tuesday’s tech center launch was attended by Indonesian Cabinet ministers such as Luhut Pandjaitan, the Coordinating Minister of Maritime and Investment Affairs, and Airlangga Hartarto, Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs.