10:57 | 07/12/2015 Science - Technology
(VEN) - With total investment of VND600 billion, the Hanoi Research Center for Technology Transfer and Assessment is expected to create hi-tech products catering for socioeconomic development in the capital.
The center will focus on hi-tech products
Recently in the Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park, the Hanoi People’s Committee organized a ceremony to inaugurate the Hanoi research center for technology transfer and assessment. This is the largest center of its kind in Vietnam. Covering 2.1ha, the center consists of a software area, a research and development area, an education and training area, general service facilities, residential and office buildings, and entertainment and sports facilities, creating a work environment for 200 scientists.
With modern research equipment, the center connects scientists from universities and research institutes with major laboratories. The center also creates opportunities for overseas Vietnamese and foreign scientists to join scientific and technological cooperation programs. Technologies that are researched, assessed and transferred in the center are in the fields of manufacturing engineering, electronics, automation, energy conservation, solar batteries, and environmental technologies.
Research activities in the center are focused on technologies for manufacturing mall-sized solar batteries of high efficiency for domestic sale and export, LED lamps for civil, industrial, and agricultural uses, designing integrated circuit (IC) sources for specific uses in manufacturing household utensils, industrial and electronic products.
Dr. Le Xuan Rao, Director of the Hanoi Science and Technology Department, said the center not only served state management in the field of science and technology through assessing research results before putting them into trial production but also served research activities to create and transfer new technologies. The center is expected to contribute to boosting the application of technologies in socioeconomic development in Hanoi, especially in the context of Vietnam’s integration into the global economy that requires it to create high quality and competitive products.
Hanoi People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen The Thao said the establishment of the center reflected the capital’s consistent policy of investing in science and technology development. He affirmed that science and technology played an important role in Hanoi’s development process, and that the center’s products would be useful to socioeconomic development in Hanoi and other localities in the Red River Delta.
On October 31, 2011, the Hanoi People’s Committee issued Decision 5092/QD-UBND approving the Hanoi research center for technology transfer and assessment investment project. The construction of the center began in December 2012 and finished after nearly three years. This was one of Hanoi’s major projects in the 2010-2015 period.
Le Xuan Rao said the inauguration of the center marked a significant milestone in the capital’s scientific and technological development process.