Symposium discusses communications and technology transfer in Industry 4.0

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Delegates at the event (Photo: NDO/Dang Khoa)
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NDO – A symposium entitled ‘Communications and technology transfer in the context of the fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0)’ was held in Hanoi on September 18 by Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper and the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST).

Under the chairmanship of Nhan Dan Newspaper’s Editor-in-chief Que Dinh Nguyen and VAST Vice Chairman, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chu Hoang Ha, the event was organised as part of the cooperation programme signed between the two sides in July 2017.

The symposium aimed to popularise ready-to-transfer technologies of the VAST, introduce successful models of applying technology among the VAST and enterprises, while providing a venue to promote connections between scientists and businesses and encouraging them to discuss difficulties and solutions and promote technology application.

In his opening remarks, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Nhan Dan Newspaper Que Dinh Nguyen stressed that in recent years, science and technology have made practical contributions to socio-economic development, consolidating national defence and security, and improving the quality of life of the people, particularly during the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

He added that the VAST has not only taken the lead in basic research, but has also made great strides in applying research as many studies of the academy have been shown to be highly applicable and successfully transferred to businesses and localities.

Industry 4.0 will further promote technology transfer, he said, emphasising the need for press agencies to update businesses and scientists on mechanisms and policies on science and technology while timely honouring outstanding scientists and bringing product reach closer to consumers.

For his part, VAST Vice President Chu Hoang Ha hailed communications as an important "component" contributing to successful research and application. He described communications as a bridge linking researchers and technology developers with enterprises and users.

He also briefed the participants on the academy’s prominent achievements in basic research, applied research and human resource training.

Participants at the event focussed their discussions on research outcomes which have been effectively applied in production and life, as well as mechanisms and policies to quickly bring research results to life.