He is the 2008 International Young Creative Entrepreneur Champion who created the Peace Generation program promoting social entrepreneurship in Indonesia. His vision is to foster peace between races, tribes and religions. His community boasts over 10,000 youngsters - who themselves have created peace training centers from Aceh to Sulawesi.
He fervently searches for the meaning of happiness through his art. His projects ("Change Yourself" and "Happiness Project") and art movements displayed in both domestic and international exhibitions reflect this journey. He advocates a fun and positive approach to life as he continues to explore life's toughest philosophical questions.
Dr. Nurul felt the noble calling to return home after years of being a highly regarded Nanotechnologist in Japan. At the age of 40, this Best Young Scientist Award winner (LIPI, 2004), holds in excess of 10 patents and copyrights. He is passionate to teach and lead innovation in Indonesia so the country can unlock her rich treasure and become a force in groundbreaking research.
A maverick in the Indonesian jazz world, this self-acclaimed "street jazz musician" chooses to follow his heart in defining the tune and heart of the country's jazz scene. He has composed, produced and arranged music for reknown artists such as Glenn Fredly, Ello and Tompi and continues to lead younger musicians through his Barry Likumahuwa project that he started in 2008
He is one of Indonesia's most celebrated athletes. He has won numerous international bodybuilding championships and popularized the sport in the country. He advocates healthy lifestyle through his RAI institute, a center of fitness, motivation, education and research, and Adiraga magazine. He dreams to see a higher national life expectancy in Indonesia.
He is among the biggest names in modern Indonesian architecture. As an architect with a love for green, he uses creative design such as maximizing pedestrian walkways to solve urban issues. He is famously known as the designer of Aceh's tsunami museum and Rasuna Epicentrum (Jakarta). His house was made from 30,000 used Red Bull bottles.