This created an occasion for Vietnam and Belgium to share experiences and discuss solutions to boost their co-operation in sciences and technology.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh expressed his hope IMEC will strengthen co-operation with Vietnam, and that it will help Vietnam record rapid progress in technology development while the two sides with enjoy harmonized benefits and shared risks, he said, suggesting that it’s time to start a cooperative relationship between Vietnam and IMEC but a road-map for the co-operation is needed.

IMEC President and CEO Luc Van den hove (left) receives Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on December 15.

IMEC President and CEO Luc Van den hove informed his guest that founded in 1984, it is now one of the world's leading innovation centers with infrastructure, human resources, and cooperation activities with world leading groups such as Samsung, Intel, TMSC, Meta, Sony, Google, Apple, and Microsoft. IMEC also has offices and research and development centers in countries and territories such as the Netherlands, the U.S., China, Taiwan (China), and India with about 5,500 researchers from 90 countries.

It also supports businesses in licensing, training, and testing.

In 2021, IMEC's revenue is about 732 million euros (nearly 780 million USD), and it is expected to rise to about 825 million euros this year.

Source: VNA