Nguyen Anh Ngoc, deputy director of the HCM City Investment and Trade Promotion Centre, speaks at a meeting about the research and technology market in HCM City on Thursday. — VNS Photo Bo Xuan Hiep HCM City authorities are helping companies access new technologies by promoting linkages between researchers and businesses, but more collaboration is needed, speakers said on Thursday at a meeting in HCM City. Trieu Thanh Son, deputy head of the Research Management and Cooperation Department under the HCM City Institute for Development Studies, said the city has been offering assistance to companies in registration of intellectual property rights and fostering linkages between researchers and businesses. “HCM City is now promoting the science and technology market to enable companies to adopt new technologies and increase their labour productivity.” More collaboration between academia and businesses, however, is needed so that research results can be converted into practical technology, he added. Nguyen Anh Ngoc, deputy director of HCM City Investment and Trade Promotion Centre, noted that the Government provided support to businesses and scientists for research, but there were no tools to foster links between scientists and businesses. “There is a big gap between schools and research institutes and enterprises.”… Read full this story
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