The Hanoitimes - Measures to help Vietnam solve challenges in applying foreign technologies in domestic production and build relevant policies were discussed at a workshop in Hanoi on July 6.
Jointly held by the State Agency for Technology Innovation (SATI) under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), and the Office of the National Science and Technology Policy Council, the event also aims to share international experience in technology transfer.
Ta Viet Dung, Director of the SATI, mentioned the fact that technology transfer in Vietnam is yet to achieve desired results, reflected by the limited application of study findings in reality and the small number of technology transfer contracts.
Enterprises have not paid due attention to investing in research and technology transfer activities, he said, underlining the responsibility of management agencies for establishing a legal foundation to support technology transfer, thus promoting the process in the coming time.
Do Hoai Nam, Director of the MoST’s Department of Technology Appraisal, Examination and Assessment, briefed participants on Vietnam’s technology transfer policy, and introduced new contents in the revised Law on Technology Transfer approved on June 19. The law and relevant laws and decrees are hoped to contribute to strongly boosting technology transfer activities in the coming time, he said.
Michael Braun, a German science and technology expert, said Vietnam needs to have appropriate strategies to catch up with technological trends in the world. Local experts and those from France and Germany, and representatives from enterprises also shared experience in how to make technology transfer more effective.