2nd National Workshop “Strategies for commercialization of Research Products”
The 2nd National Workshop “Strategies for commercialization of Research Products” has been hosted by An Giang University (AGU) in Long Xuyen City, An Giang Province, Vietnam last 18th May 2017.
The main aim of the National Workshop was to strength the links between academia and industry fostering joint initiatives in the field of research and innovation. As a result of this event, Research and Innovation (R&I) Units at VIET HEIs should be able to identify how to improve their support services to research groups and engage with industry.
The specific objectives of the National Workshop were:
• To increase dialogue among HE community and industry and exchange of ideas in the field of research and innovation.
• To improve the services provided for research groups and industry by R&I Units at VIET HEIs.
The National Worksop was officially opened by Dr. Vo Van Thang, President of An Giang University after a music performance by AGU students and consisted of two parts. The first part was focused on the presentation of the ENHANCE project by Ms. Noelia López, Senior Manager at OGPI, University of Alicante, and good practices on University-Industry collaboration presented by the SlovenkÁ TechinickÁ Univerzita V Bratislave (STUBA), European partner, and by the six R&I Unit of Vietnamese University partners. The second part was focused on the presentation of case studies on University-Business collaboration and main research areas by six private companies throughout Vietnam, followed by a networking session and sharing experiences on University-industry R&I collaboration and lessons learnt.
The 2nd ENHANCE National Workshop brought together leaders, managers, researchers, lectures, R&I Unit staff and students from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Research Centres, Science and Technology (S&T) authorities, private companies from different sectors (agriculture products, tourism, manufacturing of electronic products, candy industry and wine and distilled beverage industry) and relevant stakeholders in Vietnam.
One more National Workshop will be organised in the framework of the ENHANCE project in order to involve relevant stakeholders and stimulate relevant discussions which may bring good ideas for projects, policies, other activities etc.