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Vietnam, Australia promote research commercialization

HCMC – Representatives of the Vietnamese and Australian governments are joining hands to accelerate the implementation of the commercialization of research results.

Promoting the application of research results in manufacturing is in line with the prime minister’s strategy for developing science, technology and innovation to boost the quality and competitiveness of products and services until 2030.

Based on that principle, RMIT University and the Vietnam Institute of Science, Technology and Innovation (VISTI) under the Science and Technology Ministry cooperated to organize a roundtable on the third collaboration between Australia and Vietnam over Industry 4.0.

The event featured representatives of the Vietnamese and Australian governments, a number of local and international leading universities and corporations such as Ericsson and Dat Xanh Service.

Addressing the event, Nguyen Hoang Giang, deputy minister of Science and Technology, insisted on the importance of public-private partnerships to promote the commercialization of research results on production and business.

Moreover, research commercialization was a highly effective vehicle to implement knowledge from universities into production and business practice, he said.

According to Dr. Dinh Huu Phi, director of the Intellectual Property Department under the Ministry of Science and Technology, promoting commercializing of research results will offer Vietnam resolutions against problems inside and outside the country and attract more investment and development opportunities.

“Still, the ownership right holder plays a crucial role in visualizing the invisible asset. Besides, intellectual property rights protection and tools had become a cornerstone in bringing research commercialization to fruition,” he explained.

As co-chair of the third Industry 4.0 Roundtable, Pr. Calum Drummond, vice president of RMIT University, showcased the Australian experience in intellectual property in the commercialization of research results.

Pr. Drummond affirmed, “In the future, we will continue to develop and promote the innovation platform, share our insights and acquire new knowledge in Vietnam to benefit the Vietnamese.

“Over the past six years, RMIT has been ensuring the quality of research activities beyond academic measures to be in line with world standards. In addition, RMIT is pursuing many different paths that post positive outcomes beyond the academic framework.”

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