A Vietnamese delegation led by Minister of Science and Technology Huynh Thanh Dat has attended the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2023 in Melbourne to promote the startup ecosystem.
The congress (GEC) was organised by the Global Entrepreneurship Network, gathering thousands of delegates and senior leaders from more than 170 countries to connect and share experience to create a unified and strong global innovation startup ecosystem.
At GEC, Minister of Science and Technology Huynh Thanh Dat introduced the dynamic and highly open innovation startup ecosystem in Vietnam to attract international attention and resources, including those from Vietnamese overseas.
“The Ministry of Science and Technology focuses on connecting the bilateral innovation startup ecosystem with other countries, hosting many international events, and implementing initiatives to promote cooperation between the innovation startup community and organisations,” he said.
He added that activities such as promulgating specific policies, setting up innovation startup advisory networks, and connecting ecosystems at all levels have being strengthened and consolidated.
According to the minister, Vietnam needs to continue to improve its ranking in the Global Innovation Index as well as boost the business environment, the quality of legal regulations, and improve the quality of the workforce.
Discussing with officials and leaders from 170 countries at the GEC, Minister Dat shared issues related to the environment and waste in Vietnam, leading to a change in the relationship between science and policymaking, emphasising the importance of strongly innovating thinking in sci-tech management, encouraging experimentation, and accepting risks and failure, while promoting the spirit of open science and innovation.
As part of the Australia visit, Minister Dat met with the Vietnamese Intellectuals and Experts Association in Australia (VASEA).
Minister Dat said that the Party's consistent viewpoint on national development is driven by science and technology, developing it as a top national policy, playing a key role in the country's socioeconomic development. And Vietnamese sci-tech intellectuals are an important part of this process.
He hopes that VASEA will do a better job in consulting on sci-tech policies, innovation, remuneration policies, talent attraction, and others for state agencies, and strengthening connection abroad, thus contributing to the successful implementation of the country's development goals.
"I believe that VASEA will continue to play a core role in gathering and connecting the community of Vietnamese intellectuals and experts in Australia, organising scientific cooperation, and research and technology transfer activities with the country,” he noted.
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