Aus4Innovation is the keynote program designed to implement the Partnership on Innovation which was initially established in APEC 2017 by former Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Ms Julie Bishop and Vietnam’s Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh.

Vietnam’s Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh (left) and Mr Craig Chittick, Head of Mission, Australian Embassy in Vietnam at the first annual meeting of Australia - Vietnam innovation partnership namely Aus4Innovation held in Hanoi on January 10th, 2019 (Photo: Australian Embassy in Vietnam)

“Through Aus4Innovation, we want to share Australia’s best knowledge and experience in both public and private sectors, in order to support Vietnam to utilize the benefits of new technology to build the future of the economy”, said Mr Craig Chittick, Head of Mission, Australian Embassy in Vietnam.

The cooperative development program (valued at AUD10 million) was designed to strengthen Vietnam’s innovative ecosystem, build long-term partnership between scientists and researchers, and support Vietnamese Government and people in seizing the opportunities offered by Industrial Revolution 4.0.

It is also an interesting opportunity for Australia to support Vietnam in utilizing their experience and skills, and establishing new and long-term science and technology connections

Aus4Innovation helps discover emerging fields of the transform of digital technology, experiment new partnership models between organizations in public and private sectors, enhance Vietnam’s capability in technology foresight, construct scenarios, commercialize technological researches, and formulate policies relating to innovation./.

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