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Increasing the innovation and creation capacity in universities and research institutes through a “Hub and Spoke” structure

In the framework of the visit of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director General Francis Gurry in Hanoi from March 21st to March 23rd 2017, a number of events were held. One of these activities is the seminar on “Increasing the innovation and creation capacity in universities and research institutes through a “Hub and Spoke” structure” that was taken place at the headquarter of the Ministry of Science and Technology.

This is a project of the Regional Bureau of Asia and the Pacific, Development Sector, WIPO to coordinate the various inputs of the different sectors of the organization to support technology and innovation support centers (TISC), WIPO GREEN and WIPO Re:Search.
The project aims at increasing the capacity of developing and least-developed countries in technology development, management and commercialization through a coordinated capacity-building program on IP and related competencies for an organized networked community of stakeholders. 
In particular, through national projects, the project aims at:
1. Supporting universities and research institutions by strengthening their IP and other related competencies in the area of technology development, management and commercialization using appropriate tools, skills, knowledge;  
2. Strengthening university-industry collaboration through linkages, partnerships, collaboration, interactions and transactions for technology commercialization; 
3. Establish a networked community of technology professionals with the IP and other related skills and knowledge.

At present, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and Sri Lanka has started this Project.

WIPO DG, Mr. Francis Gurry and Minister of Science and Technology, Mr. Chu Ngoc Anh at the Openning Ceremony

A seminar on “Inovation – Driving force for sustainable development” was also held at the same day.

Source vipri.gov.vn

WIPO helps Vietnam build national strategy on intellectual property

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on March 22 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in building a national strategy on intellectual property for Vietnam.

The Signing Ceremony of the MoU between MOST and WIPO on cooperation in building a national strategy on intellectual property for Vietnam

With the MoU, an official cooperation mechanism between MOST and WIPO is created to develop the strategy to solve the country’s specific demands and priorities in the long, middle and short terms.
With support of the world’s leading experts on intellectual property, Vietnamese relevant agencies will formulate a national strategy on intellectual property, contributing significantly to the nation’s socio-economic development, stressed MOST Deputy Minister Tran Viet Thanh. 
Under the MoU, WIPO and Vietnamese experts will work together to discuss the real situation of intellectual property, develop a strategic orientation as well as completing a draft strategy to submit to the Vietnamese Government./.

Source: khoahocphattrien.vn

Intellectual property as a tool to boost innovation and socio-economic development

Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh received Director General of the World Intellectual Property Orrganization (WIPO) Francis Gurry in Hanoi on March 22.

Meeting between Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh (right) WIPO Director General Francis Gurry

At his reception, Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh remarked the visit of WIPO Director General Francis Gurry to Vietnam and affirmed the high attention from the Vietnamese Government to intellectual property development. He also affirmed that Vietnam reaches a number of positive outcomes in developing intellectual property system, but facing some challenges. Thus, Ministry of Science and Technology identifies objectives for intellectual property development, including building a national strategy on intellectual property, fine-tuning legal system on intellectual property, enhancing efficiency of intellectual property right establishment, protection and enforcement, reinforcing coordination among intellectual property stakeholders, facilitating infrastructure and enhancing capacity of human resources.

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry praised the role of the Vietnamese Government and Ministry of Science and Technology in building the national strategy on intellectual property, contributing to the innovation process in Vietnam. Mr. Francis Gurry also stated that Vietnam should efficiently exploit intellectual property information to access to advanced technologies in the world./.

Source: khoahocphattrien.vn

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