Mechanisms needed for enterprises to join national science-technology programmes

Mechanisms are needed for businesses to strongly participate in national science and technology programmes together with state research institutions, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has said.
Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)
Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

Deputy PM Dam made the recommendation at a conference held in Hanoi on October 17 by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) to launch national sci-tech programmes for 2021-2025.

The Deputy PM requested enhancing publicity, transparency and accountability in scientific research activities.

In the time to come, he asked the ministry to accelerate the implementation of the national science and technology programmes for the 2021-2025 period and ensure their quality in compliance with regulations.

The MOST also needs to organise strong research groups for these programmes, and gradually handle management and financial issues in the sector, the Deputy PM added.

Regarding the humanity and social sciences, Dam requested related research programmes to give specific recommendations and promote research on culture.

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Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam speaks at the event. (Source: VNA)

At the conference, Minister of Science and Technology Huynh Thanh Dat said the ministry has restructured the national science and technology programmes for 2021-2025 with a vision to 2030. The restructuring was in line with the socio-economic development strategy for 2021-2030 and a guiding viewpoint that places enterprises at the centre and considers research institutes and universities strong research subjects.

The MOST has also paid attention to attracting social resources, particularly from enterprises’ funds for sci-tech research, development, transfer, and innovation, the minister added.

VNA