The Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) organised a seminar on technology demand of the business community in Hà Nội on Thursday, in order to help with the building of a Viet Nam-Korea Institute of Science and Technology (V-KIST). — Photo vast.ac.vn
Hà Nội – The Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) organised a seminar on technology demand of the business community in Hà Nội on Friday, in order to help build a Vietnam-Korea Institute of Science and Technology (V-KIST).
The V-KIST is a joint project between the two governments, aiming to boost sci-tech research and application in Việt Nam.
Kum Donghwa, a representative from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) shared experience in the operation of the KIST and affirmed that the institute will support Việt Nam in building the institute.
Nguyễn Đình Hậu, Director of the Department of Science and Technology for Economic-Technical Branches, said the V-KIST is expected to address technological issues facing Vietnamese firms.
Hậu said there is a large gap in technology development between Vietnamese enterprises and their international peers, adding that most advanced technologies available in the country are concentrated in the foreign-funded sector.
According to Nguyễn Anh Dũng, deputy head of the MoST’s support centre for technology transfer, sectors that have highest demand for technological improvement include agricultural produce processing and mechanics. — VNS