Vietnam-Australia cooperation on building innovation ecosystem
From August 25th to 31st, a delegation of senior leaders and researchers from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), Vietnam National University of Agriculture and University Can Tho visited Centers for Scientific Commercialization and Innovation in Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne to explore the potential, relevance and effectiveness of the approaches to different commercial chemical cooperation. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phan Tien Dung, Deputy Head of Application and Development of Technology; Dr. Nguyen Hoang Duong, Director of Center for Soft-Physics and Biophysics under Center for High Technology Development under VAST, joined the delegation.
The visit was part of the program to improve the commercialization of scientific research results, promoting the innovation partnership between Vietnam and Australia.Delegates had an opportunity to access models of cooperation between industry and research to strengthen the capacity of commercializing science and innovation, speeding up technology and knowledge into markets and lessons from experience at units such as the Innovation Department under Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Australian Agency for Science and Industry Research, the Canberra Innovation Network, Australian Association of Rural Research and Development, Australian National University, Center for Agricultural Business and Technology, Uniquest, University of Queensland and Monash University Food Innovation Center.
The working session with Uniquest, University of Queensland
The working session with the Center for Innovation, Australian National University
The commercialization of scientific and technological research results is an indispensable activity of Australia's research institutes and universities, in order to create an impact on sustainable socio-economic development, an indicator of competence of universities and institutes. It serves as a basis for considering the priority of state resources investment. Promoting technology commercialization is a difficult and complex task. Therefore to implement smoothly and effectively, the state needs to build an innovation ecosystem with strong support from the Government through appropriate and open mechanisms and policies, especially financial policies.