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Over 770,000 euros poured into technology transfer promotion in Vietnam
By Huynh Kim
Monday,  Mar 25, 2019,18:07 (GMT+7)

Over 770,000 euros poured into technology transfer promotion in Vietnam

By Huynh Kim

A view of the workshop on KTT taking place at Can Tho University on March 25 – PHOTO: HUYNH KIM

CANTHO – The project “Vietnamese-European Knowledge and Technology Transfer Education Consortium (VETEC),” valued at more than 770,000 euros, is underway in Europe and Vietnam.

It is funded mainly by the European Union at 700,000 euros, while Vietnamese entities have provided some 70,000 euros, heard attendees at a workshop on knowledge and technology transfer (KTT) titled “KTT in Vietnam: Strategies and Plans,” held at Can Tho University on March 25.

The VETEC project is coordinated by Belgium-based Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in partnership with a university in Germany, TU Dresden; Aveiro University South in Portugal; Hanoi University of Science and Technology; Hue University; and Can Tho University. The project was launched in Vietnam in 2017.

VETEC is aimed at unlocking the KTT potential in Vietnam by creating training models and strengthening management to support partners in the country and the relevant members in the field of KTT. The project is expected to create opportunities to access enterprises to bring technology and knowledge to daily activities through useful products.

Prof. Dr Nguyen Thanh Phuong, vice principal of Can Tho University, noted that the workshop was aimed at providing typical examples of KTT in European countries and pointing out the challenges of KTT that will be faced by north, central and south Vietnam. Some appropriate strategies and plans will be proposed at the workshop, which will conclude on April 5, for the sustainable transfer in Vietnam, Phuong remarked.

Talking about the status of the technology transfer in Vietnam, Phuong noted, “Institutes, schools and departments of science and technology have made efforts to boost KTT for a long time, but they have failed to produce a satisfactory result.” As a result, the transfer will have many difficulties during the execution process.

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