France-Vietnam Days of Innovation held in HCMC By Minh Tuan Participants, including Consul General of France in HCMC Vincent Floreani (L), are seen at the France-Vietnam Days of Innovation – PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE ORGANIZER HCMC – The Consulate General of France in HCMC last weekend organized the first France-Vietnam Days of Innovation in the city as part of activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. France is not only the country of romance, love, arts, and tourism, but also one of the world’s leaders in innovation. The event aimed to introduce France’s innovative projects in multiple fields and promote innovative cooperation between France and Vietnam. The program included the Health Day held at Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine on October 18, the Sustainable Development Day and the Digital Image Day at the Institute of Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) on October 19 and 20 respectively. The Health Day, featuring professors Alain Carpentier, Helene Peyro Saint-Paul, and Daniel Olive, introduced France’s latest therapeutic innovations in cardiology, oncology and neurology. The Sustainable Development Day presented French scientific research, documentary screenings, and projects implemented by the French Research Institute for Development and its Vietnamese partners that have significantly contributed to sustainable development in Vietnam. The Digital Image Day provided participants with a chance to learn about digital creation, experience virtual reality, watch 3D movies, and discuss with French experts.