Vietnamese, Japanese firms promote technological cooperation

Tuesday, 2021-07-20 18:19:52
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An overview of the programme connecting Vietnamese and Japanese businesses (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – A programme to promote connections for technology supply and demand between Vietnamese and Japanese businesses was held virtually on July 20.

The event was hosted by the Science Technology Development and Innovation Centre (ISC) under the Department of Science and Technology of the northern port city of Hai Phong.

Director of the Department of Science and Technology Tran Quang Tuan said the agency has directed the ISC to organise events to promote technology supply and demand connection with foreign partners, especially those from Japan.

This move aims to update new technological trends, promote technology transfer and development from abroad to Hai Phong city, he said.

The events have offered venues for foreign businesses to set up partnerships with Vietnamese companies, helping local enterprises join in the global value chains, Tuan stressed.

From Japan, Takiguchi, Director of the Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation (SMRJ) of Japan, said that SMRJ has provided support for 3.58 million small- and medium-sized enterprises in the country.

In recent years, SMRJ has supported Japanese companies to expand their business activities abroad, including Vietnam, through online conferences and e-commerce trading floors, he noted, adding that over 20,000 Japanese enterprises and more than 2,000 Vietnamese firms are using this forms to connect to each other.

According to ISC, the event saw the participation of 12 enterprises from industrial and technological centres of Japan such as Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima and Nagoya. They introduced different technologies, including technologies and equipment for mechanical processing, automation technology, technologies for agricultural production and farm produce processing, among others.

After the event, the organiser will assist businesses of the two sides to negotiate and sign contracts.

ISC said a similar event is scheduled to be held in September this year to connect businesses of Vietnam and the Netherlands.

So far, ISC has organised hundreds of events to connect Vietnamese enterprises with technology supply and transfer partners in many countries with developed science and technology such as Japan and the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, and Russia.