The Centre of Excellence for Development and Utilization of Seaweed (CEDUS) is one of the CoEs at Universitas Hasanuddin (Unhas) and is the only CoE in Indonesia that specifically focuses on seaweed. The establishment of the CEDUS in Unhas is based on the potential of South Sulawesi as a major seaweed cultivation and trading centre in Indonesia, in addition to the fact that Unhas has experts in various aspects of seaweed research and development. In 2005-2007 Unhas pioneered seaweed cultivation in South Sulawesi. In 2012, together with other eight stakeholder groups (government agencies, universities, research institutes and private sector), Unhas initiated the establishment of the Seaweed Research and Development Centre Consortium (KP3RL). The KP3RL focused on seeking new/improved seaweed varieties, providing superior seeds and cultivating them in the coastal waters around South Sulawesi. This has strengthened the position of South Sulawesi as the largest producer of seaweed in Indonesia with a production of 3.67 million tons per year, contributing around 30-35% of national production. According to a recent report by the Australia-Indonesia Centre, South Sulawesi accounted for around 11% of the total world seaweed production in 2017. In 2018, the KP3RL was transformed into the CEDUS, partnering with Indonesian and overseas institutions. The vision of the CEDUS is to become a leading centre for seaweed research and development in Indonesia by 2025, with the following missions: (1) To master seaweed science and technology as a prime mover in achieving sustainable development; (2) To Increase added value and conserve natural resources through technological mastery; (3) To participate in educating the nation through the application of seaweed science and technology; (4) To improve the performance and good governance of the CoE. CEDUS research on many aspects of seaweed has been published in reputable journals. CEDUS also fosters around 200 seaweed communities that have produced many innovative products. Various seaweed inventions owned/patented by CEDUS include the production of biosugar, bioethanol, capsules, anti-aging cosmetics, high protein seaweed, and technology to increase the production of seaweed products. To achieve the CEDUS objectives, these inventions are a top priority for further development through collaboration. This includes cooperation on seaweed cultivation and utilization of high protein seaweed as a protein food for the future, and there are many other opportunities for collaboration on seaweed-related development, especially through downstream programs. The CEDUS has high hopes that this workshop will open the door for such cooperation