10:42 | 15/11/2018 Science - Technology
(VEN) - The city of Can Tho recently inaugurated a connection center for technology supply and demand, the first one of its kind in the Mekong Delta. The center is the seventh facility of its kind established in Vietnam to support local units and enterprises in promoting the application of science and technology in production and business operations.
According to the Department of Application and Development of Technology, connection centers between technology supply and demand have already been established in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Phu Yen, Nghe An and Dak Lak. These points have implemented 42 consultation sessions with 19 technology transfer contracts being signed.
The connection point of technology supply and demand in Hanoi, which went into operation on March 31, 2017, has already held 14 consultation sessions for nearly 20 domestic and foreign businesses. The one in Nghe An Province, which opened on June 24, 2017, organized eight consultation sessions with seven contracts signed for technology transfer and equipment supply totaling more than VND3 billion. Moreover, the connection point in Phu Yen Province, inaugurated on July 18, 2018, held nine consultation sessions with one statement of cooperation and five technology transfer contracts being signed totaling nearly VND500 million.
Can Tho People’s Committee Deputy Chairman Nguyen Thanh Dung said that as the center of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a close connection with provinces in the region. The new center, he said, would help the southern provinces promote the development of the science and technology market to improve the competitiveness of goods. It will also help scientists apply their results in order to boost socioeconomic development and economic efficiency.
He spoke at the International Technology Demonstration and Connection Conference held in the city in early October. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the municipal people’s committee, the event was aimed at facilitating technological transfer and renovation, helping firms in the Mekong Delta and across the nation improve their level of competitiveness and global integration.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung said the event has helped to process 100 technological demands of firms and organizations in the south, introduced 2,500 technological supplies at home and abroad on tech data systems, and showcased more than 500 products by 128 domestic and foreign units.
Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung emphasized the important role of demonstrations and
connections in technology supply and demand in promoting technology application, transfer and renewal. He asked
agencies and businesses to cooperate closely with the Department of Application and Development of Technology
and research institutes to implement technology transfer contracts successfully.