The second annual Session of National Council for Science and Technology Policy took place on 15th and 16th of August 2013. Under the chairmanship of the Council Chairman Hoang Van Phong, members of the Council, senior experts and delegates discussed together and gave opinions on such contents as: how to implement effectively the Science and Technology Development Strategy in the period of 2011-2020 and take Law on Science and Technology 2013 into reality.
Government policies should offer more support to enterprises to license and transfer technology in order to increase their competitiveness, according to a report entitled "Firm-Level Competitiveness and Technology in Viet Nam", issued yesterday by the Royal Embassy of Denmark.
Fulfilling international cooperation tasks according to Protocol on “Providing updated knowledge for S&T managers of Democratic Republic of Laos” (2010-2011), from November 30 to December 04, 2011, the mission of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Democratic Republic of Laos led by Deputy Minister Sakhone CHALEUNVONG to visit and work in Vietnam. Deputy Minister of Vietnam’s MOST Nguyen Van Lang had a courtesy meeting with the mission.
Vietnam will reach and maintain higher growth if it chooses science and technology-based development, making Vietnam capable of creating more competitive products and carving a niche out in foreign markets, said Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan in an interview with the Vietnam Economic News' reporter Quynh Nga.
National and international experts will meet in Hanoi this week to discuss Viet Nam’s science, technology and innovation (STI) policy and strategy development. The policy will contribute to achieving Viet Nam’s goal of becoming an industrialized and modernized country by 2020.
In the afternoon of March 05, 2013, in Hanoi Minister of Science and Technology (MOST) Nguyễn Quân met with the delegation of Japanese Nuclear Energy Safety Commission (JNES) led by Mr. Toshihiro BANNAI, Director of the Department of International Cooperation of Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA).
In June 4 and 5, 2013, in Hanoi Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) coordinated to organize the International Workshop on “Intellectual Property, competition and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights: Experience of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia”.