Many domestic enterprises are promoting innovation to improve quality and productivity. (Photo: thoibaotaichinhvietnam.vn)

Highlighting the importance of these models, Deputy Minister Tran Van Tung said they help promote the development of national innovation start-up support centers in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City. The models must invest in both facilities and human resources, he noted.

Pham Dung Nam, Director of the National Start-up Support Center, informed participants about a strong growth of innovation and start-up activities in the country between 2019 and 2022, adding that Vietnam has so far housed more than 3,000 science and technology enterprises.

Tran Hai Dang from the office of science and technology resources cooperation and development at the ministry’s Agency for Southern Affairs said the Southern region has seen the strong development of Vietnam's innovation start-up ecosystem. In 2022, it recorded more than 4,000 start-ups, of which ten were valued at over 100 million USD, including four technology unicorns.

National innovation start-up centers in Hanoi, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City have affirmed their role and position in helping Vietnam emerge as a development center for innovative start-ups in the Asia-Pacific region, he said.

The workshop also discussed the support for organizations and individuals to apply and innovate technology; as well as innovation and related state management.

Source: VNA