HCMC to promote cooperation in key industrial products

HCMC has collected feedback from experts and the relevant agencies to bolster the growth of key industrial products and promote further cooperation, especially in the fields of science and technology.

The municipal departments of Industry and Trade and Science and Technology on May 14 held a conference to introduce a list of key industrial products that the city prioritizes for investment in the 2018-2020 period.

Addressing the meeting, Nguyen Ky Phung, deputy director of the Department of Science and Technology, said the city has issued many policies to support scientific and technological studies, technology transfers and the incubation of innovative startup projects.

According to Nguyen Phuong Dong, deputy director of the Department of Industry and Trade, it is important to collect feedback from individuals and organizations, as well as enterprises, to map out wide-ranging solutions and policies to boost the growth of key industrial products.

Only companies can determine exactly what obstacles they are facing, so they can propose specific solutions to the competent agencies, Dong stated.

At the conference, management units, scientists and companies signed cooperation agreements to conduct scientific and technological studies.

Meanwhile, Research Center for Engineering Equipment and Technology, under the HCMC University of Technology, and Industrial Automation Advisor Co., Ltd, signed a deal on developing machinery for processing seafood products.

In addition, HCMC Center for Geological Information Systems and Nam Long Technology JSC signed an agreement on developing a system to deploy the Internet of Things to monitor flooding in the city.

These agreements are expected to tighten cooperation among management units, scientists and companies to launch various scientific and technological products, according to experts.

Experts and representatives of the municipal departments at the meeting also shared various measures to promote cooperation among management units, scientists and companies to develop key industrial products and presented solutions to remove obstacles usually faced in the cooperation process.

Earlier, the city rolled out a program on developing key industrial products and issued supporting policies in terms of science and technology. The city encourages companies to organize innovative activities, while establishing a connection between companies and research units, aiming to develop high-quality key industrial products.

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