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Monday, 03 October 2011

International experts to help Viet Nam develop science, technology and innovation strategy for next decade

HANOI, 3 October 2011 – National and international experts will meet in Hanoi this week to discuss Viet Nam’s science, technology and innovation (STI) policy and strategy development. The policy will contribute to achieving Viet Nam’s goal of becoming an industrialized and modernized country by 2020.

The Government views the development of STI competencies as a high priority as it forms an integral part of the country’s plan for socio-economic development.

The Ministry of Science and Technology and its think tank, the National Institute for Science Technology Policy and Strategy Studies (NISTPASS), are helping formulate the strategy with the technical assistance of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

At the conference, international experts will discuss the potential role of STI in Viet Nam’s development, ways of reaching the goals and topics relating to technical transfer and innovation.

The conference will also introduce an international advisory board of ten international experts from a variety of sectors and countries (including from Austria, Bolivia, Denmark, France, Finland, South Korea and the United Kingdom), who will  support the development of STI policies and strategies and share best practices from their own countries in this respect.

The STI Strategy is expected to be approved by the Government later this year.

The discussion will be held within the frame work of an international conference in Hanoi on 5 October organized by UNIDO, the National Institute for Science, Technology Policy and Strategy Studies (NISTPASS), and the Ministry of Science and Technology.

The conference is part of the UNIDO Project “Policy Advice to Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy 2011 – 2020 and High Technology Law Implementation” financed by the Viet Nam One UN Plan Fund.

For further information, please contact:

Dinh Thu Huong
UNIDO Press and Communication Officer
Tel: + 84 913 301 539
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