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250 local and int’l participants to attend sci-tech conference in Vietnam

Updated at Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 15:13
The Hanoitimes - The conference aims to give policy recommendations to help Vietnam take advantage of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, apply science, technology and innovation in socio-economic development.
The conference "Science, Technology and Innovation - A pillar for Vietnam’s socio-economic development" will take place on May 15, attracting about 250 local and international delegates.
 
The Vietnam government’s attention is one of the factors that create development environment for startups. Photo: Internet
The Vietnam government’s attention is one of the factors that create development environment for startups. Photo: Internet
The conference aims to give policy recommendations to help Vietnam take advantage of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, apply science, technology and innovation in socio-economic development.

At the conference, experts from the World Bank, Data61 from Australia and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will present experiences of the contribution of science, technology and innovation to the socio-economic development of world countries and Vietnam.
 
The conference is part of the national sci-tech and innovation week that is taking place between May 13 and 17, held by the Ministry of Science and Technology in collaboration with the Australian embassy in Vietnam and the International Development Innovation Alliance (IDIA).

According to Dr. Lucy Cameron, senior research consultant of Data61 under the Australian National Science Foundation, Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and one of the most dynamic countries in East Asia.

Dr. Cameron said that the next wave of digital technology such as artificial intelligence, block chain, Internet of Things, platform-based services and cloud computing has the potential to transform Vietnam into the next developed economy of Asia.

In recent years, the Vietnamese government has had policies to strengthen cooperation with scientific and technological advanced countries in consulting and developing policies for Vietnam.
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