The 2019 Ho Chi Minh City Innovation, Startup and Entrepreneurship Week (WHISE 2019) welcomed more than 150 innovative startup businesses, both domestic and international. This is the third time the event has been co-chaired by the HCMC People’s Committee and the Finnish Embassy in Vietnam.
In an interview with Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper, Mr. Vu Xuan Thanh, deputy chief of the General Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, emphasized the need of fortifying the dyke system to cope with natural disasters, which have been erratic and not followed laws of nature.
The Central Party Economic Commission is cooperating with related ministries to organize the national summit and international exhibition on Industry 4.0, named ‘Industry 4.0 Summit 2019" on October 2 and 3 in Hanoi.
The Decree No.13/2019/ND-CP on science and technology enterprises (STEs), effective as of March 20, 2019, has erased a rule about chosen fields for the registration of STE. This has allowed several businesses to make good use of advantageous conditions offered to STEs to further develop.
Vietnam has established the goal to boost the digital economy share in the national GDP to 20 percent in 2025 and to 30 percent 5 years later, according to the newly released Resolution No.52 NQ/TW of the Politburo, which was signed on September 27 by Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong on ‘guidelines and policies to actively participate in Industry 4.0’.
The Ministry of Science and Technology has just finished the program Techfest Vietnam 2019 in the US, aiming at offering a playground for startups to attract international capital, introducing the Vietnamese innovative startup ecosystem, and drawing talented experts, especially Vietnamese Americans, to the country.
A conference themed ‘Technology Connection between Vietnam – Korea 2019’ will be held in HCMC's District 1 on September 19 to boost technology connection activities and inter-investment among businesses between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea.
MakeX Vietnam – Robotics Competition 2019, which was launched in HCMC yesterday, is significant to promote innovation and creativity among teachers and students in the city as well as the whole country, according to Deputy Director of the HCMC Department of Science and Technology Nguyen Khac Thanh.
The Rencontres du Vietnam yesterday introduced the training session ‘2nd Vietnam School of Earth Observation (VSEO 2)’ in the International Center for Interdisciplinary Science and Education (ICISE), located in Quy Nhon City of Binh Dinh Province.