An exchange platform of equipment and technical information has been launched in Hanoi by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST)’s Information Department in partnership with various agencies, within the framework of an event presenting Vietnam-made scientific products from November 25 to 27.
The information exchange is named Techmartvietnam with a view to supporting innovative start-ups to introduce their products and services.
Former Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan and Minister of Science and Technology Huynh Thanh Dat and Deputy Minister Tran Van Tung witnessed the signing ceremony of a cooperation agreement on technology transfer consulting at the event. Photo: Van Ly
At the event, "make in Vietnam" solutions of science and technology enterprises and a database of hundreds of science and technology products have been displayed and offered for sale on Techmartvietnam.vn.
Moreover, it is also a national database system storing thousands of local and international scientific publications by Vietnamese authors, millions of scientific researches in the world via connecting with international science and technology repositories.
The information exchange platform will act as an intermediary of the science and technology business connecting supply and demand, commercializing research results, and supporting the demonstration and promotion of new technological products.
Speaking at the launching ceremony, Minister of Science and Technology Huynh Thanh Dat stressed that the formation of a science and technology market is a major and consistent policy of the Vietnamese Government.
Scientific and technological products are displayed at the event. Photo: Van Ly
“The technology exchange platform will make a substantive contribution to the development of the science and technology market throughout Vietnam. I hope that it will become a reliable address for research institutes, universities, and other scientific and technological organizations to tap into the potential research results, especially those funded by the government,” Dat said.
Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Science and Technology Enterprises Hoang Duc Thao said that opening a technology and equipment information exchange platform is very practical and catching up with the current digitalization trend.
“In the long run, I think online activities on Techmartvietnam.vn will be a useful bridge. When the Covid-19 pandemic is still unpredictable and is causing many difficulties for businesses both at home and abroad, posing obstacles to face-to-face trade activities, more and more customers and partners will make transactions via online channels. Therefore, joining the online information exchange platform will provide businesses opportunities to further expand their trading activities without being limited in space, time, and connection to sell technology products or services. The platform will open up more new cooperation opportunities,” Thao told The Hanoi Times.
The market is located at No.24 Ly Thuong Kiet Street in Hanoi and the online exchange platform is at http://techmartvietnam. After November 27, Techmartvietnam will operate regularly to introduce scientific and technological products, organize business matching sessions, and promote technology and goods transfer.