Addressing the event, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung highlighted the vital role played by innovation and startup in promoting economic growth, addressing difficulties and challenges, and creating jobs for laborers.

Vietnam has paid special attention to promoting the development of innovative startup ecosystem in policy, infrastructure, financial institution and support service as well.

Vietnam’s startup ecosystem has recorded a strong development in the last three years, attracting nearly USD 900 million in 2018 alone, three times higher than that in 2017.

Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung tours booths at the event

According to Tung, Singapore is one of the countries with the most developed creative startup ecosystem in the world, especially financial technology (Fintech) and blockchain technology, and Vietnam and Singapore have great potential and opportunities to expand collaboration in the field.

He said Vietnam will focus on building and developing entrepreneurship connection networks at national and international scales, promoting the formation of innovation centers nationwide, supporting startups in developing and perfecting technologies, associating with universities and research institutes to commercialize research results, and forming intellectual properties to gradually make inroads into regional and global markets.

Tung expressed his hope that the event will provide useful information for Singaporean partners, thus opening opportunities for more regular and effective cooperation between the two countries.

“Techfest Vietnam in Singapore” attracted nearly 150 delegates from investment funds, innovative startup organizations, universities, research institutes and enterprises of Singapore.

In the framework of the event, Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology and The Temasek Polytechnic School of Singapore signed a document on training exchange and cooperation.

Source: VNA