We are The Innovation Centre of Merapi Volcanic Materials (PUSAT INOVASI MATERIAL VULKANIS MERAPI /PIMVM). This Innovation Center is established and operated since 1 September 2012 and under the auspices of the Indonesian Islamic University (UII). PIMVM focuses on research activities, community empowerment, and business incubator for UII academic community and surrounding communities. This establishment is a testament to the seriousness of UII as the university closest to Mount Merapi in order to empower local resources (natural resources, human resources, and technological resources) so that people around Mount Merapi can utilize local potential to improve their life in real.
The products developed by PIMVM are based on study and results of the research conducted by the lecturers and students of UII, primarily focused on building materials research of sand-cement based. These products have been through the process of testing in the community. For example: Brick Merapi as a results of PIMVM innovations have been initiated through a Focus Group Discussion with Alumni UII as a principal construction and have been tested in the Construction Materials Engineering Laboratory of UII. Merapi brick products have gained Indocement Award in 2012. PIMVM motto: MOVE, GROW, SHARE and in the frame of community development, especially communities around Mount Merapi, which UII Integrated Campus located.