At the Conference on implementing science, technology and innovation tasks in 2023, the Ministry of Science and Technology (Science and Technology) shared a lot of information about the results achieved in 2022 in the field. science, technology.
Accordingly, Vietnam is currently ranked 54th in the global innovative startup ecosystem, up 5 places compared to 2021. With 4 existing technology unicorns, Vietnam is affirming its position in the “golden triangle”. Southeast Asia’s startups, alongside Singapore and Indonesia.
The model of “Start-up Day – Techfest” has been spreading and resonating across the country, with more than 10 regional and local Techfests being held in 2022. The appearance of many bright startup support networks The creation of local and regional levels has shown the growth of Vietnam’s startup ecosystem.
This is also reflected in the global innovation index (GII) ranking. For 12 consecutive years, Vietnam always has results creative innovation higher than the level of development. The above statistics show efficiency in converting input resources into innovative outputs.
In 2022, the Ministry of Science and Technology has presided over and coordinated with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to develop and complete the Local Innovation Index (PII).
This is the first year that this Index has been deployed with a total of 20 pilot localities. PII is expected to be an effective tool for each province/city to clearly identify strengths, weaknesses, potential factors and necessary conditions to promote socio-economic development.
The Ministry of Science and Technology and its partners have developed a published capacity ranking in the field of artificial intelligence of research and training institutions in Vietnam. This activity contributes to the realization of the National Strategy on Research, Development and Application of Artificial Intelligence to 2030.
According to Minister of Science and Technology Huynh Thanh Dat, in the past year, the Party’s guidelines on the development of science, technology and innovation have continued to be supplemented, perfected, and closely followed the orientations of the Resolution of the XIII Congress.
“The Ministry of Science and Technology has been perfecting policies to develop the S&T market, pilot policies on commercialization of research results using the state budget, policies on promoting transfer, ownership and development. technology from foreign countries into Vietnam in priority sectors and fields for the period up to 2025, with orientation to 2030”Minister Huynh Thanh Dat said.
Sharing at the conference, according to Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, in order for science and technology to become a driving force for the country’s development, it is necessary to develop regulations on state management of science and technology. In which, there is the introduction of real legal document systems into effect so that scientists can study with peace of mind, without having to worry about too many invoices and documents.
The Deputy Prime Minister also noted the need for a science and technology management information system that openly and transparently publishes research works and critiques. This is the way to improve the quality of scientific research works.
For creative startups, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam asked the Ministry of Science and Technology to continue to play a pivotal role in developing the innovative startup ecosystem in Vietnam.
The Ministry of Science and Technology is the Ministry that holds the role of state management on innovation. Meanwhile, global innovation indicators are constantly changing. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam assigned the Ministry of Science and Technology to continue to improve the legal framework to create conditions for innovation.