(Semarang, November 11, 2022) Electrical Engineering, Diponegoro University, has won another achievement on the international stage. Udayana University became a silent witness where a silver medal was won in the ‘World Inventors Technology Expo’ (WINTEX) which is a series of activities from ‘Indonesia Inventors Day’ (IID) on 27 – 31 October 2022. IID is an international forum for developers, researchers, and local and international scientists to present their discoveries and innovations to the international level. WINTEX is a series of IID activities that aim to promote global investors in funding projects from invention and innovation to enter into the incubation, development and commercialism stages. With the participation of more than 1,000 teams and 30 countries, WINTEX is a prestigious event for research activists on the international stage.

It consists of four departments with team members namely Fauzan Rafi Miraj (Electrical Engineering), Akhrim Oktaviano (Electrical Engineering), Tegar Indera Hidayat (Capture Fisheries), Pranata Candra Perdana Putra (Capture Fisheries), Zahwatul Ulla (Capture Fisheries), Cindy Nurochmah ( English Literature), and Muhammad Naufal Azizi (Mechanical Engineering) an Internet of Things (IoT) based fishing tool called “Fish Caller” was created. The fishing gear used uses the light method to catch fish with positive phototaxis and distracts them with sound so they get entangled in fishermen’s circular nets (gillnets). The light and sound produced can be controlled using a smartphone with internet connectivity, so it is projected that innovations are designed to make it easier for artisanal fishermen in Indonesia.

Using this innovation, a silver medal from the ‘Agriculture, Livestock, Horticulture, Aquaculture, and Fisheries’ category was won. With future contributions regarding SDG’s points 7, 8 and 9, as well as potential production levels, Fish Caller has its own charm for the judges and other participants. Fauzan as one of the technicians responsible for the electronics component field said “When compared to other teams, there are still many teams with high technology and intellectual levels. But Fish-Caller isn’t just about how advanced it is, but how useful it is and how ready it is for production. Therefore, we came there not only ready for the race, but we came to introduce a product that has potential and will be useful for Indonesia in the future.”