On the morning of October 31, 2020, the Week of Connecting Technology and Innovation in 2020 officially opened. This is a program organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development at the Vietnam University of Agriculture (VNUA). The event aims to introduce, promote, connect, transfer technology, promote the development of the science and technology market, expand cooperation between research institutes, universities, businesses, and bring science public. technology into practice in service of production and socio-economic development.
Attending the opening ceremony of the Technology Connection and Innovation Week in 2020 were Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan; Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung; Mr. Nguyen Xuan Dinh – Vice Chairman of Vietnam Farmers Association; Mr. Chu Hong Ha – Vice President of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology; Mr. Pham Bao Son – Deputy Director of Hanoi National University.
On the side of Vietnam Academy of Agriculture, there was Professor.TS. Nguyen Thi Lan – Secretary of the Party Committee, Director of the Academy; Prof.Dr. Tran Duc Vien – President of Academy Council with more than 500 representatives from Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam Cooperative Union, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vietnam Academy of Agriculture, Embassies of several countries in Hanoi, leaders of provinces / cities nationwide, research institutes, universities, associations, joint ventures industry, scientists and exhibitors at the event.
Overview of the ceremony
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung shared that taking business as the center of the national innovation system is a favorable legal environment and supporting businesses in the process of production and business, creating favorable conditions for creative transfer and innovation activities in enterprises. Startup activities and investment in innovative startups are the orientations and policies of the Party and State over the years, which have been concretized into many programs and actions.
Not only is the activity of national stature in science and technology, through the main activities at the Week, it shows the importance and urgency in the panorama of technology connecting activities and innovation in Vietnam. The Week of Technology Connection and Innovation 2020 contributes significantly to promoting technology application, transfer and innovation in businesses and local organizations, thereby contributing to the implementation of Government resolutions on improving the goods competitiveness of enterprises, creating conditions for scientists to apply their results to production and business, and contribute to practical socio-economic development. .
On behalf of the leaders of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Deputy Minister Tran Van Tung expressed his thanks to the attention of the Party and State leaders, the effective coordination of ministries, departments, central and local branches in connecting supply and demand of technology and innovation. At the same time, he also praised the active participation of enterprises, scientists, young start-ups and experts throughout the country to enhance scientific research, technology transfer and innovation.
Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung delivers the opening speech at the ceremony
Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan expressed his thanks to the presence of businesses, scientists, representatives of organizations participating in the Technology Connection and Innovation 2020.
In the context of Vietnam’s extensive economic integration, besides the advantages, there are also many great difficulties and challenges. Typically in 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the global import and export, directly affecting the production, import and consumption of agricultural products. African swine fever has decreased but has not been completely controlled, making it difficult to re-herd and increase herd. Climate change causes droughts in all 3 regions, surface intrusion in the Mekong Delta, heavy rains, and widespread floods in many areas in the Central region. In addition, the market for many agricultural products tends to decrease due to the impact of the trade war of major economies.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan made a welcome speech at the opening ceremony
The Deputy Minister said that in order to continue affirming the great role of science and technology, innovation in the development of agriculture and rural development should focus on well performing the following tasks:
Firstly, proactively, timely and effectively grapsing opportunities from the achievements of the industrial revolution 4.0 associated with international integration to restructure the economy, develop the digital economy, the communal assembly; improve productivity, quality, efficiency and competitiveness. Develop training programs, raise awareness in the education system, research facilities on science and technology application and innovation, control the knowledge economy globally.
Secondly, perfecting institutions and legal policies in line with the international market mechanism and technology to develop a scientific economy in Vietnam, develop science and technology and innovate for businesses. Focus on developing national products based on new technologies, high technologies, building new industries, new varieties, creating high added value and competitive advantage in Vietnam.
Third, complete the system of policies to encourage and promote innovation in the corporate sector and public services, especially start-ups, innovation and technological innovation in production and business. and public service.
Fourth, strongly implement the national digital transformation project, promote state agencies, universities, research institutes and enterprises to develop on digital platforms. Develop and apply vigorously high technologies, especially digital technologies in the trend of the fourth industrial revolution. Apply high technology, digital technology and smart technology to promote agricultural development in Vietnam.
Fifth, encourage and promote enterprises to develop innovative business models, think about marketization, and the science and technology market to facilitate competition, and mobilize the participation of all business sectors.
Mr. Andrew Barnes – Australian Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam expressed his honor to join the Technology Connection and Innovation Week 2020
Representing the embassies in the opening ceremony, Mr. Andrew Barnes – Deputy Ambassador of Australia to Vietnam expressed his honor to participate in the Technology Connection and Innovation Week 2020. According to Mr. Andrew Barnes Barnes, Vietnam and Australia all benefit from the good commercial relationship in agriculture. Australian consumers love and consume more and more high quality products from Vietnam such as fruits, cashew nuts and coffee. In addition, Australia’s live cattle, cotton, wheat and barley are also the input materials for Vietnam’s agricultural value chain and Vietnam is Australia’s largest source of shrimp imports.
Australia is also working closely with Vietnam in policy research, tools and recommendations for research on trends and scenarios for Vietnam’s digital economic future; developing a model to measure the impact of technology on productivity and growth; promote the application of artificial intelligence technology through hosting application technology forums and supporting the formulation of R&D strategies; consulting the national science and technology innovation strategy for the next 10 years.
Mr. Tran Manh Bao – Chairman of ThaiBinh Seed Group Joint Stock Company speaking at the ceremony
Representing the business, Mr. Tran Manh Bao – Chairman of ThaiBinh Seed Group Joint Stock Company expressed his honor to attend the Opening Ceremony of Technology Connection and Innovation Week 2020 by the Ministry of Science and Technology. coordinated with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to organize at Vietnam Academy of Agriculture.
Established in 1972, up to now, ThaiBinh Seed is one of the leading enterprises in promoting scientific research and applying research achievements in production. According to Bao, ThaiBinh Seed has built a development strategy based on three main pillars: “Quality human resources”, “Science and technology” and “Cooperation”. In this strategy the human role comes first; Science and technology are the foundation of the development strategy; “Cooperation” is a condition for the development of science and technology.
Mr. Bao shared that, in order to apply science and technology to effective operations, in addition to focusing on human resources, the company also actively integrates and international cooperation. In 2002, ThaiBinh Seed joined the Asia Pacific Seed Association (APSA). Currently, ThaiBinh Seed has cooperative relations with specialized institutes in the country and many research institutes, universities and foreign enterprises.
Deputy Minister Le Minh Hoan and Deputy Minister Tran Van Tung awarded medals and certificates to businesses with achievements in technology innovation and technology commercialization in 2020.
Prof.Dr. Nguyen Thi Lan – Secretary of Party Committee, Director of Vietnam Academy of Agriculture signed the cooperation in scientific research, technology transfer and training activities with a number of enterprises and organizations.
Ribbon cutting ceremony to open the Week of Technology Connection and Innovation in 2020
The Week of Connecting Technologies and Innovation in 2020 will have the participation of more than 200 booths with more than 1,000 technologies demonstrated by research institutes, universities, organizations, enterprises, scientists, domestic inventors and international organizations, units, and enterprises operating in Vietnam, focusing on technology areas such as mechanical engineering in agriculture, post-harvest processing and preservation, agriculture high technology, environmental treatment, new energy, renewable energy, information technology, medicine …
In particular, the event is a place to introduce, promote, connect, transfer technology, promote the development of the science and technology market, expand cooperation between research institutes, universities, and enterprises. science, technology and innovation into practice in service of production and business, socio-economic development.
Delegates visiting the booths