First automation techmart opens in Hanoi

15:28 | 24/08/2017 Science - Technology

Novel technologies and achievements in the automation sector, such as robot technology, smart works, environment supervision equipment and automated machines in industrial production are being introduced at the Automation Techmart 2017, which opened in Hanoi on August 23.

Novel technologies and achievements in the automation sector being introduced at the Automation Techmart 2017 - Photo: VNA

The event, the first of its kind in the country, is jointly held by the National Agency for Science and Technology Information under the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Vietnam Automation Association (VAA).

It provides opportunities for institutes, science-technology organisations, businesses and universities to seek partners, enlarge their market and transfer technology, making contributions to the country’s industrialisation process.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Nguyen Quan, former Minister of Science and Technology and VAA Chairman, affirmed that automation technology plays a vital role in the context of industry 4.0 as it links all technology sectors and is present in production, business and daily life.

Without automation technology, Vietnam cannot realise the targets of the fourth industrial revolution, Quan stressed, adding that at the mart, businesses can discover advanced technologies which are suitable for their production capacity in order to enhance their productivity and the quality of their goods to increase their competitiveness in the region.

Automation Techmart 2017 features 40 booths, including special booths prepared by leading automation enterprises, research institutes and the Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute.

A forum on science and automation technology and a conference on science to branch out smart technology in industry 4.0 will be held during the techmart.

The event will run until August 25.