First Apple Indonesian R&D center to begin operating in the second quarter

Apple’s first Indonesian research and development (R&D) center is expected to begin operating in the second quarter in Tangerang, Banten, reports The Jakarta Post.

Industry Ministry expert staff member Sanny Iskandar said the tech giant was looking to rent an office as its first R&D center at Green Office Park in BSD City, Tangerang. The center will develop educational programs for 300 to 400 local students told The Jakarta Post. Mentors will teach students how to create applications. 

Apple is investing $44 million in three Indonesian R&D facilities for the right to market current and future iPhone models in the region. Beyond the Tangerang center, the company is setting up two more facilities in Java. 

Jakarta is the capital and most populous city of the Republic of Indonesia. Located on the northwest coast of the world's most populous island of Java, it’s country's economic, cultural and political center, with a population of 10,075,310 as of 2014. Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country after China, India and the U.S, with a population of more than 260 million.