[Journal:] The International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology (IJMSIT) [ISSN:] 1923-0273 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 18 [Pages:] 63-70
Indonesia will enter ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. Domestic industries including Small-Medium Enterprise (SME) should be able to compete with foreign goods and services to survive in AEC. Higher competitiveness can be reached by utilizing technology and manufacturing unique products. However, only few SMEs have utilized technology. Moreover, many Geographical Indication products have not been registered to The General Directorate of Intellectual Property Rights. This is a descriptive scientific paper using literature review and interview as method to collect data. There is a possible solution to this matter which is the utilization of technopreneurship to develop Indonesian Geographical Indication products with several steps as follow: (1) exempt machinery companies from tax; (2) compel CSR in form of industrial machine aid to SMEs producing Geographical Indication products; (3) require in agreement that SME should register their Geographical Indication to The General Directorate of Intellectual Property Rights before receiving the aid.