Domestic scientific and technological units have quickly carried out research and initially produced remarkable results in the prevention and fight against the COVID-19 epidemic. Notably, scientists from the Military Medical Academy and Viet A Corporation have successfully produced a new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) test kit, helping Vietnam to take the initiative in testing the disease.
The first batch of 7,500 SARS-CoV-2 test kits produced in Vietnam will be shipped to Ukraine and Finland this week.
Qualcomm Vietnam held a webinar on March 12 to launch a start-up competition aiming to select and support new ideas that will accelerate innovation in Vietnam.
The Australian Embassy in Vietnam on March 12 stated that the Australian government has announced its support for Vietnam to implement a study themed “Technological change in Vietnam – How technology contributes to productivity and economic growth.”
NDO – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed Directive No. 09/CT-TTg asking for more favourable conditions for start-ups.
On February 17, 2020, in Hanoi - Center for Vietnam Science and Technology Internationalization Promotion (VISTIP), Ministry of Science and Technology has welcomed the LATOI GROUP's delegation from Australia (LATOI). The Deputy Director of VISTIP - Mrs. Bui Thi Huy Hop – has received the delegation.
In 2019 witnessed a clearer formation of facilities and professional activities of Vietnam – Korea Institute of Science and Technology (VKIST) - as the set target, 2020 will be the year of the margin for VKIST's activities officially put into operation.
A national start-up connection network and three subdivisions of the National Start-up Support Centre will be established and put into operation in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City in 2020, as announced by the Ministry of Science and Technology at its quarterly press conference held in Hanoi on January 20.
The Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) should take measures to promote creativity among the whole community as well as encourage enterprises to invest in the sector.
WIPO Publish-based Digital library of industrial property has been put into trial since November 20, 2019 and is expected to officially operate from March 2020.