NCSTP's Activities

National Council for Science and Technology Policy in term of office: 2012 - 2016 organized the first meeting session (01/12/2015)

On November 22nd, 2012, National Council for Science and Technology Policy organized the first meeting session in Hanoi. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung attended and delivered a speech in the session. Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan and leaders of ministries and functional agencies were also present.   Professor Hoang Van Phong, said that, National Council for Science and Technology Policy in the 4th term of office made contribution to researching, discussing and recommending 2 bills, 2 strategies, the content of 3 decrees, 3 schemes related to science and technology upon the request of the Prime Minister. Simultaneously, the ... Đọc tiếp

S&T Activities

Vietnam's Program On International Integration In Science And Technology Until 2020 And The Need For Alumni Network (01/12/2015)

Vietnam's Program On International Integration In Science And Technology Until 2020 And The Need For Alumni Network

We all believe that science and technology (S&T) development is truly key driving forces of the rapid and sustainable development process of any economy, country, region and the world.   Vietnam's Program On International Integration In Science And Technology Until 2020 And The Need For Alumni Network  It is also recognized that the globalisation and international integration, formation and development of information society and knowledge economy are the major world tendencies.In this context, ... Đọc tiếp

Cooperation

Apply product order method "untie" for scientific research (01/12/2015)

Beginning in 2013, Ho Chi Minh City (first local) will apply the method to order products, helping scientists focus on research, not to worry about the financial mechanism as before. Applying the method to order Inter-ministerial Circular 44 Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Finance (44/2007/TTLT/BTC-BKHCN, dated 7/5/2007) defined a special subject in the field of social sciences and humanities up to 12 million dong, 30 million dong for engineering. This small and rigidity leads to a situation that to have enough finance to study, scientists are force to "swerve" when registering, by separated by ... Đọc tiếp

(01/12/2015)

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.

 

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.

There was a lot of room for improvement and support schemes needed to be made more transparent and easier for enterprises to apply, said Professor John Rand from the University of Copenhagen, one of the report researchers.

A large gap remained between policy and practice and the proportion of firms integrating new technology continued to be small, the report said.

Only a very small number of firms have invested in technology adaptation and research and development, despite such Government policies as the National Focal Technical-Economic Programmes and the National Technology Renewal Foundation, as well as indirect support through the tax regime, the report noted.

Findings from the National Science and Technology Survey of over 7,000 enterprises conducted in 2011 showed that 84 per cent had no technology adaptation or R&D programmes, with the number engaging in R&D and technology adaptation at only 8 per cent and 5 per cent, respectively.

Of those firms, over 75 per cent used their own financial resources and were forced to adapt technology rather than purchase it due to cost limitations, the report said.

Exports were a driving influence for technology spillovers because exporting exposed Vietnamese enterprises to new processes and equipment. Longer contract relationships also helped establish higher levels of trust and increased the chance of transfers occurring. Yet, while the report revealed that about 1,300 of the 7,000 surveyed enterprises were exporters, only 1 per cent had contracts with suppliers or customers for 36 months or more.

Enabling firms to move into new overseas markets should remain a priority for policymakers, said the report, pointing to evidence from other countries that one of the benefits of foreign investment were technology spillovers.

 

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