HANOI, June 16 (VNA) – Vietnamese and Australian companies explored partnership opportunities in technology and trade at a forum jointly hosted by the Ministry of Science and Technology on June 16 in Ho Chi Minh City, the Saigon Innovation Center, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
The event, which is part of a program to enhance economic cooperation between the Vietnamese and Australian governments, aims to help business communities collaborate in the transfer of energy solutions and technologies. High-tech clean agriculture and digital transformation.
The Australian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, Sarah Hooper, stressed the importance of innovation, particularly in clean energy, which will help Vietnam achieve the goals set at the 26th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26). .
She said that Australia is ready to invite Vietnamese companies to the country to explore new opportunities for clean energy as well as cooperation opportunities with Australian partners in technology transfer, stressing that the cooperation programs will help in strengthening bilateral relations and enhancing trade and investment partnerships between the two countries. Countries.
Deputy Minister for Science and Technology Bui The Duy thanked the Australian government for its support of Vietnam in innovation, noting that many collaborative activities were jointly implemented by the Australian Department of Science and Technology and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
He said that since 2018, the two sides have worked together to research and publish reports on Vietnam’s digital economy as well as assess the contributions of innovation to Vietnam’s social and economic development.
The Deputy Minister said that they also concluded a series of cooperation agreements to promote innovation and technology transfer, expressing his belief that companies from the two countries will continue to strengthen their relations, thus helping to boost economic cooperation between Vietnam and Australia.
Professor Eryk Dutkiewicz of the University of Technology Sydney said that the majority of Vietnamese companies have a demand to explore and access new technologies to increase their productivity and engage deeper in global supply chains, providing products and services with higher economic value.
However, he said, companies need additional support during the process of accessing advanced information and technologies. He added that hosting the forums is expected to enhance application capacity and technology transfer in addition to providing career guidance to companies from both sides.
Professor Ian Burnett of the university said the forum reaffirmed Vietnam’s interest in new Australian technologies, innovation and investment. He said the Joint Technology and Innovation Research Center at the University of Technology Sydney in Vietnam, the first of its kind between the two sides, opens possibilities and collaboration opportunities for Australian and Vietnamese partners.
Attendees at the event showcased a number of technologies and solutions in various areas including commerce, response to climate change, healthcare, application of blockchain technology in tracking agricultural products, as well as just smart farming solutions. – VNA