This is the 13th year in a row that the Vietnam Science and Technology Journalists Club has announced the list of outstanding science and technology events in 2018 and the key areas covering policy development, digital knowledge systems, entrepreneurship, international breakthroughs and pivotal investments are as shown below.
Implementation Of The Digital Vietnamese Knowledge System
On 1 January 2018, the “Digital Vietnamese knowledge system” project was launched in Hanoi with the aim of spurring knowledge exchanges, creativity and connectivity among the local community.
Through this project, comprehensive knowledge system in all fields will be developed so as to facilitate learning, enhance creative research and bolster the application of scientific and technological advances.
Ultimately, it is expected that the “Digital Vietnamese knowledge system” will provide a foundation to kickstart Vietnam’s entrepreneurial innovation movement.
Launch Of The Support Fund for Science And Technology Applications By Vingroup
On 21 August 2018, Vingroup launched the Support Fund for Science and Technology Applications. Through this fund, research projects in computer science, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, automation, nanotechnology, renewable energy and next-generation materials will be supported through a combined investment value of approximately USD 86 million.
Development Of The A Chau Hi-tech Electrical Equipment Factory Project
On 1 November 2018, the Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park Management Board granted an investment license to A Chau Industrial Technology Joint Stock Company to build the A Chau Hi-tech Electrical Equipment Factory.
This was a pivotal moment in the field of manufacturing, integrated development, operational management, monitoring of energy system automation as Vietnam is among the first two countries to receive high technology transfers from Schneider Electric Group.
International integration: International activities on Industry 4.0 showcased in Vietnam
On 13 July 2018, the Industry 4.0 Summit occurred in Hanoi. The event attracted 2,000 delegates, including 11 ambassadors and representatives of international organisations and over 50 leading experts globally as well as domestic and international enterprises. Chaired by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the forum strove to build policies for Vietnam to participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution in a proactive and effective manner.
To add to this, between 11 to 13 September 2018, the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in 2018 (WEF ASEAN 2018) with the theme “ASEAN 4.0: The spirit of enterprise and the Industrial Revolution 4.0” was held in Hanoi. With an attendance that included General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuen Phu, the conference was rated as the most successful regional conference and boosted over 1,000 delegates in total.
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