(MPI) - The National Innovation Center (NIC) in collaboration with the Vietnam Economic and Cultural office in Taipei, and Vietnamese experts and intellectuals in Taiwan organized an online launch and reported to the Heads of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) on the establishment of the Vietnam Innovation Network in Taiwan (VIN Taiwan) on November 24th, 2021.
Deputy Minister Tran Duy Dong at the launching event. Photo: MPI
At the launch of the VIN Taiwan, as stated by Vu Quoc Huy, NIC Director, the NIC has focused on developing and expanding the Vietnam Innovation Network (VIN) initiated by the MPI to implement the assigned task for the development of innovation ecosystem under the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 1269/QD-TTg dated October 2nd, 2019. The network aims to gather Vietnamese intellectuals and experts worldwide to contribute and participate in the promotion of science - technology and innovation activities in Vietnam.
Currently, the VIN has five sub-networks in Germany, Japan, Australia, Republic of Korea and Europe with more than 1,000 members in 20 nations and territories. These are either exceptional Vietnamese intellectuals or experts with years of working in big technology businesses and corporations in various nations. This means the VIN attracts and gathers not only Vietnamese individuals excelled in academic research but also experts with excellency and practical experience in developed countries. The VIN’s connection under the sponsor and coordination of state agencies, and with the NIC as the focal point, has contributed to better promoting the knowledge resources of its members, and enabling the activities made by Vietnamese intellectuals to be effective and satisfactory to the national demand and reality at its best.
For the establishment of VIN Taiwan, young intellectuals and experts in Taiwan has put their greatest efforts, in collaboration with the active coordination and support from the Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei, thus many experts and intellectuals have been networked and gathered to the VIN. Director Vu Quoc Huy expressed his belief that this was a solid first step to contribute and bring concrete results for the promotion of Vietnam’s innovation in the coming years.
At the launching event, Vo Duc Thang, representative of the VIN Taiwan shared some specific vision, orientation, action plan and introduced members of the VIN Taiwan Executive Board.
As stated in the greeting speech of Deputy Minister Tran Duy Dong at the launch, the MPI, especially Minister Nguyen Chi Dung, have devoted their enthusiasm and support to the component networks in different countries. The keenness of experts and intellectuals in Taiwan in their foundation and participation for the VIN is also a worthy note. This meaningful event has marked the new development step of the Vietnamese intellectual community in Taiwan, directly contributing to the innovative activities in and outside their homeland.
DM Dong welcomed specific proposals for the network’s action plan and organizational mechanism, and believed that these would be important prerequisites for activities of the VIN to be of high quality with practical contribution, along with those of the NIC. The socio-economic development strategy for the 2021-2030 period determines to arouse the country's development aspirations, and mobilize all resources for rapid and sustainable development based on science, technology and innovation.
The development goal in the coming period is to create breakthrough boosts in productivity, quality, efficiency and competitiveness of Vietnam’s economy. Along with the MPI’s tasks, Vietnam's innovation system is gradually being developed, taking enterprises as the center, institutes and university as the research subjects. In other words, there is a great number of innovative tasks, fields and activities in need of active participation from Vietnam experts and intellectuals around the world, so that the intelligence and ability of the young shall be mobilized and promoted, contributing more to the progress of their motherland./.
Ministry of Planning and Investment