Vietnam Innovation Network established in Europe

November 05, 2021 | 14:55
The Vietnam Innovation Network in Europe (VINEU) is the fifth sub-network of Vietnam Innovation Network, gathering Vietnamese intellectuals on the continent to support the National Innovation Centre (NIC) and Vietnam in its modernisation drive.
Vietnam Innovation Network established in Europe
Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung and Ambassador Nguyen Minh Vu congratulating the members of the Vietnam Innovation Network in Europe

Yesterday evening (November 4), the Ministry of Planning and Investment's (MPI) NIC in collaboration with the Vietnamese Embassy in France held the launching ceremony of the VINEU to recognise innovation activities in Europe through gathering and connecting Vietnamese talents and experts to develop and promote the innovation activities of Vietnam in European countries.

At the ceremony, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung emphasised, "The Vietnamese government highly appreciates your enthusiasm and efforts to form the VINEU and connect with Vietnamese young talents in Europe. We have gathered a great many experts and intellectuals to ogranise the INNOCITY programme and establish the VINEU network."

"You will all be a great resource for the country to catch up, advance, and surpass the world. You will be the creators and carrying out Vietnam's aspirations," he said.

The VINEU is a non-profit organisation established in Berlin, Germany on October 16 with the target of bringing together Vietnamese intellectuals and experts to contribute to the sustainable development of Vietnam.

The main activities of the VINEU network will include consultation and training, investment and business networking, as well as developing a community for experts and technicians. The VINEU will coordinate with the NIC to deploy various innovation activities domestically and internationally as part of the Vietnam Innovation Network (VIN), an initiative established in 2018 by the MPI in collaboration with the ministries of Science and Technology, Education and Training, and Foreign Affairs.

To date, the VIN has 1,000 members across 20 countries, and four sub-networks in Germany, Japan, Australia, and South Korea. The VINEU is the fifth sub-network.

Vietnam Innovation Network established in Europe

At the launching ceremony, Minister Dung asked VINEU members to strengthen connections and expand the community of Vietnamese intellectuals by cooperating with embassies as well as youth and student associations.

Besides this, the VINEU should boost cooperation with big institutes and universities in Europe to mobilise scholarships and research funds for Vietnamese students.

The VINEU will also build annual action plans and report to the NIC for support as well as strengthen connections with tech firms and big corporations in Europe to mobilise investment and share knowledge, and transfer technologies to Vietnamese businesses, colleges, and institutes.

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