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SHTP to strengthen technological collaborations

The Saigon Hi-tech Park (SHTP) plans to promote their cooperation with international universities, research institutes, and businesses regarding developing and implementing high-tech products.

The Saigon Hi-tech Park

The Saigon Hi-tech Park

It is going to organize three international conferences to connect researching, commercializing and manufacturing activities.

The upcoming event will be the conference ‘Implementing Nano technology and new materials’ held on August 31. The event is expected to welcome 12 speakers who are leading researchers of the fields coming from Japan, the USA, Singapore, and Vietnam. 

The keynote speakers in the event will be Professor Sumio Iijima (from Meijo University of Japan) – the person inventing carbon nanotube material in Japan in 1991 and establishing a foundation for the remarkable birth of Nano technology in the world, Professor Munir Nayfeh (from Illinois University of the USA) – the person who invented Nano silicon material that is luminous and is widely applied in biomedicine for cancer treatment.

The second event is a Microelectromechanical Systems Forum (MEMS Forum) to be held on September 28 with the theme ‘Catching the trend – Fostering the creativity’.

The focus of the forum will be a display stage for MEMS technology in order to encourage contracts of commercializing the technology. Simultaneously, there will be round-table discussions among experts and scientists on the four topics of commercializing MEMS products from research results, policies to attract investment to develop MEMS technology, human resources training to meet high demands of the MEMS technology, and the role of venture capital fund in the development of the MEMS ecosystem.

The forum will also talk about management strategies to form the MEMS market in Vietnam in the middle and long term while maintaining a strong network between business – business, business – expert, and expert – expert

The last and most prominent event is the 2018 annual international conference of high-tech parks with the theme ‘Robot and Artificial Intelligence’ to be held on November 16 and 17, 2018. 

Besides the main theme, there are three sub-themes named ‘Interaction between Humans and Robots in Industry 4.0’, ‘Robots and Artificial Intelligence for Smart City’, ‘Vietnam in Era of Robots and Artificial Intelligence’.

The conference is expected to welcome renowned scientists of the field like Professor Kim Min Jun (from Southern Methodist University of the USA), Professor Lee Joo Ho (from Ritsumeikan University of Japan), Professor Pham Duc Truong (from Birmingham University of England), and other scientists and postgraduate students from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST).

As said by Dr. Le Hoai Quoc, Director of the SHTP, his organization aims at becoming the high-tech pioneer of the nation as well as the area in attracting investment and developing science – technology. The above conferences are a preparing step for a much sustainable growth and for optimizing all of its potential in Industry 4.0.

In 2018, SHTP plans to attract  FDI investment of around $600 million, to achieve  production value of around $14 billion, accounting for 30 percent of the total export value of Ho Chi Minh City. This will greatly enhance its added value from the current figure of 23 percent. 

 

By GIA QUANG – Translated by Yen Nhi

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