Despite many difficulties and disruptions around the world and in Viet Nam in 2020, the numbers of received applications for geographical indication (GI) registration and granted GI registration certificates reached highest levels ever.
On March 4, 2021, a ceremony was held at the Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam to announce the decision on appointment of Mr. Nguyen Van Bay as Deputy Director General of the Office.
In 2020, IP Viet Nam received 125,689 applications of all kinds (an increase by 4.1% compared to 2019)
The socio-economic development of Viet Nam and the context of international integration have set out requirements to evaluate, review and amend the Intellectual Property Law to create better conditions for people and businesses.
The Scientists, officials form countries/economies in the ASEAN region and technology experts from other countries had shared their point of views on the synthesis of the pillars of smart cities at the ASEAN Smart Cities Summit and Expo 2020.
According to Prof. PhD. Pham Thanh Huy- President of Phenikaa University at the Innovation Connection Forum 2020: Based on the Global Competitiveness Report. In 2018, Vietnam ranked 84/137 countries in terms of skills of university graduates and 79/134 in innovation capacity. There are the very far distances between Vietnamese research results with Thai, Malaysian and Singaporean ones. From the actual assessment of the employers, it can be seen that Vietnamese students have not deep professional capabilities, their capabilities are not suitable for the requirements of production, business and service practices and they are especially weak in foreign languages and soft skills such as teamwork skills, risk management, entrepreneurship skills...
“The Government will consider support for start-ups as a top priority and will devise practical support plans for young people and the start-up community," said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the Youth Start-up Forum within the framework of Techfest Vietnam 2020.
Vietnam has joined the world in vaccine researching and manufacturing against COVID-19 with its first locally-made coronavirus vaccine, named Nanocovax, having been put into human trials.
M3 Communication Co., Ltd, an affiliate of military-run telecom giant Viettel, has officially become the first Vietnamese enterprise to participate in the global aerospace supply chain, as announced by UK-based Meggitt PLC.
The Prime Minister has just issued the National Technology Innovation Programme up to 2030.