The HCMC technology market has attracted large investments from the public, especially enterprises, for the sake of technological innovation, research and development, production rationalization and creativity. Technology floors have therefore become a logical way to establish links between suppliers and buyers of technology, to promote the commercialization of research results and the transfer of technology.
Statistics reveal that during the period 2017-2021, these trading rooms were the key factor for the introduction of Techport – an electronic information portal for innovation and technology transfer – in 2017, l organizing a professional technology livestream in 2018 and a series of technology talk shows. (Technology Cooperation and Idea Connection in 2020, for example), the launch of Techmart – a technology market – in 2021.
HCMC’s Center for Statistics and Information on Science and Technology (CESTI) reported that Techmarts enabled 1,300 domestic and international technology owners to view more than 5,000 products and devices. It has also been the place of consultation for more than 1,500 entities and the place of signature of 141 memorandums of understanding and 29 technology transfer contracts, worth nearly 197 billion VND (8.4 million of dollars).
Deputy Director of the National Agency for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Development, Pham Duc Nghiem, said Vietnam now has more than 800 intermediary organizations in the science and technology market. From 2015 to 2020, 20 local technological parquets have been formed, plus one for the northern coastal zone and one for the Mekong Delta, against only 8 parquets in 2015.
Acting director of CESTI, Nguyen Duc Tuan, said that despite such a contribution from technology trading rooms, it is so difficult to calculate exactly the number of successful technology transfer cases, because these rooms are only a bridge between partners in need, focusing mainly on the introduction of research phototypes. rather than being a place where companies really come to try out or hire new tech products.
The National Science and Technology Market Development Program to 2030 focuses on identifying market technology demands by assessing companies’ ability to learn and master advanced technologies, as well as build a base of data on technological demands and to publish corresponding reports on this subject among the companies. key industries. It is hoped that the program can help stimulate technology markets.
Experts in the field have recommended addressing current legal issues related to the development of the science and technology market. In particular, the content of Decree No. 76/2018/ND-CP was not included in the corresponding national program to materialize the support mechanisms. There should be more revolutionary policies on property management that are the results of research using the national budget. Currently, these properties are owned by the state.
Deputy Science and Technology Minister Tran Van Tung said his ministry is working with relevant ministries and agencies to review and improve the system of policies, legal documents related to science-technology market, trade promotion science and technology articles. They are trying to develop appropriate mechanisms and policies to attract more companies to the technology market and to form a mechanism for a link between this market and the normal markets for goods, services, finance and labor.