ASEAN Smart Cities Summit & Expo 2020 with the theme “Smart cities – Towards Community, Identity and Sustainable Development For a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN” is one of the important milestones in the year 2020 in which Vietnam was the chair of ASEAN was co-organized by Central Economic Commission and Ministry of Contruction on October 22nd, 2020 with the support of Office of the Government, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Information and Communication, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, The State Bank of Vietnam, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Industry and Trade, ASEAN Secretariat, Ha Noi People’s Commitee, Ho Chi Minh People’s Commitee and Da Nang People’s Commitee. Leader of the Ministry of Science and Technology chaired and managed one Special Thematic Conference belonging to the framework of the Summit.
The successful digital transformation for the public sector and business community following the specific targets until 2025 will be an effective step towards S&T integration in particular as well as Vietnam's economic integration in general.
With the direction of the Government, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the support of Hanoi People’s Committee, Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park (HHTP) has got some remarkable achievements. Especially, after the visit of H.E. Mr. Vuong Dinh Hue, Member of the Politburo, Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, to HHTP on July 10th, 2020, some difficulties for HHTP development have been solved, including handing over the water supply system.
On October 2nd, 2020 in Hanoi, The Center for Vietnam Science and Technology Internationalization (VISTIP) held the Scientific seminar "Sharing experiences and opportunities about science and technology cooperation with Sweden”. The seminar is an opportunity for participant to discuss and share experiences of S&T cooperation with Sweden and solutions to build S&T cooperation between Vietnam and Sweden better, it also created favorable conditions for Scientists, experts, managers and businesses have the opportunity to access and exchange information on S&T cooperation between Vietnam and Sweden.
On September 30th, 2020 in Hanoi, The Center for Viet Nam Science and Technology Internationalization Promotion (VISTIP) held a seminar on "Fostering Innovation in the public sector". Representatives of public S&T Institutions, gorvernment bodies under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Information and Communications, Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Home Affairs of Hanoi and some universities in Hanoi ... were attended the Serminar.
National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) and Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) would like to announce the opportunity for applying to the first call of NAFOSTED – SNSF Joint Research Funding Program. Proposal submission time is from 01 October 2020 to 17:00 Swiss time (22:00 Vietnamese time) on 15 January 2021. Deadline for voluntary pre-registration is 23 November 2020.
The issue of food safety and hygiene, agricultural products in Vietnam is always a hot issue not only for domestic consumption but also for export. What is the value and transparency of Vietnamese agricultural and food safety information? it is a big question that is posed not only by regulators but also with businesses / intermediaries, farmers, importers and consumers as well, they need to be resolved in order to improve the competitiveness for Vietnamese agricultural products, while ensuring community’s health. Recognizing that, the Vietnamese agricultural export business community has expanded its business network to many other countries around the world that the input of this process is the application of global good agricultural practice standards (GLOBAL GAP) and advanced technologies in the process of cultivating, havesting, processing, preserving and commercializing agricultural products and foodstuffs and developing the transparency of origin and quality of agricultural products.
On September 17th, 2020 in Hanoi, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) and the World Energy Council (WEC) in Vietnam co-organized the Vietnam’s Energy Technology Forum, 2020.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released the GII 2020 Report with the theme “Who Will Finance Innovation?” on September 2nd, 2020. In the context, this HIPOC’s session was focused on financing innovation.
Viet Nam ranks 1st among the 29 lower middle-income group economies.