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Workshop spotlights VN-Europe technology-knowledge transfer

A workshop was held at Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) on September 11 to discuss the transfer of knowledge and technologies from Europe to Vietnam.

The event was part of the Vietnamese-European Knowledge and Technology Transfer Education Consortium (VETEC), a project funded by the European Union (EU)’s Erasmus programme.

It brought together experts, businessmen, as well as delegates from the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Delegation of the EU to Vietnam, and a number of Vietnamese and European universities.

Participants focused their discussion on relevant Government policies, innovation-startup models in Vietnam, the link between businesses and academic establishments in technology transfer, as well as changes and challenges related to innovation movements within schools and enterprises.

The VETEC project aims to create a network of technological – knowledge transfer development between Europe and Vietnam, involving HUST, Hue University and Can Tho University of Vietnam, Belgium’s Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Germany’s Dresden University of Technology, Portugal’s University of Aveiro, and seven other supportive members, including the Belgian embassy in Vietnam.

Lasting from 2016 to 2019, the project is worth over 770,000 EUR (nearly 871,400 USD), including over 700,000 EUR funded by the EU.