A delegation from Vietnam has paid a working visit to France and the ‘World Intellectual Property Organization’ in Switzerland, to promote cooperation in science, technology and innovation.
A delegation from the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology (MST) paid a working visit to France and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland from July 7 to 14 , 2022, to promote cooperation in science, technology and innovation.
Minister Huỳnh Thành Đạt met with WIPO Director General Daren Tang on July 13 and addressed the 63rd Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the WIPO Member States on July 14.
Vietnam implements WIPO’s initiatives
At these events, undert underlined that as a WIPO member, Việt Nam is ready to join others in implementing the organization’s common initiatives to support post-pandemic recovery, creating favorable conditions for relevant parties in the intellectual property (IP) and innovation ecosystem, especially small and medium firms and startups, and encouraging the engagement of women and the young.
Vi Namt Nam will remain an active and responsible member of WIPO for the development of an inclusive, balanced, dynamic and future-oriented global IP ecosystem, helping enrich society’s knowledge and culture and promote sustainable economic growth and development, he said.
Seeking WIPO’s aid
Praising WIPO’s assistance to Việt Nam in effectively implementing cooperation projects and programs on building the IP system’s capacity, he proposed the organization continue helping the country carry out the national IP strategy and the revised IP Law; form and promote an IP culture in society; increase collaboration in IP training; and carry out the projects assisting businesses with innovation, technology transfer, IP development and protection to improve their resilience, adaptability, competitiveness and growth.
The minister witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in implementing the national IP strategy between his ministry’s IP Office and WIPO. A cooperation deal between the IP offices of Việt Nam and the UK was also extended.
In France, Minister Đạt had talks with the French Minister of Higher Education and Research and visited some agencies and organizations in the country’s national innovation system, including the National Center for Space Studies, the Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission in Grenoble, the Inovalée science park, and Airbus Defense and Space.
The two sides agreed to seek an appropriate cooperation mechanism by upgrading the agreement on scientific and technological cooperation inked by the two Governments in 2007, setting up more connection channels to boost academic exchanges through Việt Nam’s return to the Hubert Curien program of France, and opening a new corridor for promoting technology cooperation and transfer between Vietnamese and French innovation firms.
They agreed to work on connecting Inovalée of France with high-tech parks of Việt Nam to facilitate investment in high technology. They also looked into measures to enhance scientific and technological ties in areas like space, green technology and new energy, along with traditional fields such as biotechnology, health care and agriculture.
While in France, he also attended the UNESCO-held opening ceremony of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development 2022 and a high-level seminar on the role of science in policy-making.
This post was culled from technovinky.com