HCM CITY — A centre for exchanging technology and scientific products which aims to bring scientific studies and application closer to users officially opened in HCM City by the city's Science and Technology Department on Tuesday.
The department's director Phan Minh Tan said the centre would not only meet demand for technology products in HCM City, but the whole southern region.
The majority demand would be for agricultural technology, he predicted.
The centre should have had been opened earlier to meet the country's demand for technology renovation, he added.
Besides connecting sellers and purchasers, the centre will also provide price and technology appraisal services free of charge.
Authors of scientific studies will have access to loans from the national fund for science and technology development to complete their work. After that, the centre will commercialise their products.
For purchasers, the centre also promises advice regarding how to take advantage of favourable policies on new technology investment and transfer. — VNS