Vietnam and Australia strengthen technology and trade partnership | The science

Hanoi, June 16 (VNA) — Vietnamese and Australian companies explored opportunities for partnerships in technology and trade at a forum jointly hosted June 16 in Ho Chi Minh City by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Saigon Innovation Centre, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). ).

During the forum: VNA

The event, which is part of a program to strengthen economic cooperation between the governments of Vietnam and Australia, aims to help the two business communities cooperate in the transfer of solutions and technologies in the fields of energy, clean, high-tech agriculture and digital transformation. .

Australian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Sarah Hooper stressed the importance of innovation, especially in the field of clean energy, to help Vietnam achieve the goals set by the 26th UN Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26). .

Australia stands ready to invite Vietnamese companies to the country to explore new clean energy opportunities as well as cooperation opportunities with Australian partners in technology transfer, she said, reaffirming that cooperation programs will help strengthen bilateral relations and expand trade and investment partnership between the two countries. countries.

Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Bui The Dui thanked the Australian government for supporting Vietnam in the field of innovation, noting that many joint activities are carried out jointly by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Since 2018, the two sides have been working together to research and publish reports on Vietnam’s digital economy, and evaluate the contribution of innovation to Vietnam’s socio-economic development, he said.

They also entered into a number of cooperation agreements to promote innovation and technology transfer, the vice minister said, expressing confidence that companies from the two countries will continue to develop their relationship, thereby helping to strengthen economic cooperation between Vietnam and Australia.

Professor Eric Dutkiewicz of the University of Technology Sydney said there is a demand for most Vietnamese companies to learn about and access new technologies to improve their productivity and participate deeper in global supply chains, providing products and services with higher economic value.

However, according to him, enterprises need additional support in the process of accessing advanced information and technologies. Holding the forums is expected to improve application and technology transfer opportunities, as well as provide professional guidance to businesses from both sides, he added.

Professor Ian Burnett of the university said the forum confirmed Vietnam’s interest in Australian new technology, innovation and investment. The Joint Technology Research and Innovation Research Center at the University of Technology Sydney in Vietnam, the first of its kind between the two parties, opens the potential for collaboration and opportunities for Australian and Vietnamese partners, he says.

The participants of the event demonstrated a number of technologies and solutions in various fields, including trade, climate change response, healthcare and the application of blockchain technology for tracking agricultural products, as well as solutions for smart farming alone. – VNA