In the framework of the official visit to Singapore of Politburo member and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan from November 26-28 2017, on the morning of November 28, 2017, Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh and the delegation of the Ministry of Science and Technology visited and worked with the Singapore Ministry of Law. Singapore Minister of Law – Ms. Indranee Thurai Rajah received Minister Chu Ngoc Anh and delegation of Ministry of Science & Technology.

Speaking at the meeting, Minister Chu Ngoc Anh expressed his admiration for Singapore’s success in general and the recent shift towards promotion activities. , strengthening innovation with economic development and businesses. The Minister admired the rise of Singapore when ranked fourth in the world, the first in Asia for intellectual property protection (IP), the 6th on 2017 innovation index evaluated by Bloomberg, the 7th on the Index. global innovation. The Minister especially admired the strong shift in the concentration of registration to commercialization in association with industrial enterprises, which reflected innovation. “Ministry of Science and Technology is very interested and wants to study Singapore in dealing with IPs when the country has almost no survivors.”

Minister Chu Ngoc Anh informed, the Government has assigned the Ministry of Science and Technology to add the task of state management on innovation, along with similar activities such as A * STAR to support start-up and SME by using IP and technology from the study area. Therefore, the Ministry of Science and Technology has paid special attention and wants to learn experiences to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of IP agencies in Vietnam. The Minister said that, under the direction of the Government and the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Science and Technology currently develops an IP system oriented to become an effective tool for economic development. Therefore, the cooperation between the IP Office of the two countries is expected to bring support to the Vietnam Intellectual Property Department for valuable experience in developing a national IP strategy, meeting the requirements and ways to go. Like Singapore is doing.

Multiply in 2018, celebrating the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-Singapore foreign relations and the year Singapore is the host of ASEAN, the Minister expressed confidence in the unity and very high support from the two-level high level, the concern of the Minister of Justice, the high-level activities related to IP cooperation and innovation will be effectively enhanced as the two sides have unified today.

In response, Minister Indranee Thurai Rajah expressed his pleasure at the achievements of Science & Technology Development and Innovation of Vietnam in the past, as well as cooperation of IP agencies of the two countries. The Minister agreed with the cooperation proposals of Minister Chu Ngoc Anh and said that Vietnam always received Singapore’s priority attention due to the abundance and diversity of business investment activities.

The two Ministers witnessed the signing ceremony of the 2018 Cooperation Plan between the Vietnam National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) and Singapore Intellectual Property Authority (IPOS). According to the signed document, IPOS will send experts to Vietnam to exchange experiences in promoting patent exploitation, promoting technology transfer and commercialization of intellectual property in universities and institutes. Vietnamese research. IPOS will also support the training of staff and share the results of patent verification with NOIP through the establishment of expert working groups of the two Agencies on the examination of the content of patent applications with the aim of accelerating the progress. Evaluation of patent applications is filed in Vietnam through the PCT Treaty of Patent Protection (PCT System). In addition, the two Agencies also agreed to share information about IP policies and laws, each other’s statistics and IP data through the ASEAN Common Information Portal to facilitate applicants. .

Minister of Science and Technology of Vietnam Chu Ngoc Anh and Singapore Law Minister Indranee Thurai Rajah witnessed the signing ceremony of the 2018 Cooperation Plan between Vietnam National Administration of Intellectual Property and Singapore IP Office

From left to right: Minister Chu Ngoc Anh, Director General of Dinh Huu Phi, General Director of Singapore Intellectual Property Office, Minister Indranee Thurai Rajah at the signing ceremony of Ke Ke 2018 cooperation plan between Vietnam NOIP and Singapore IP Office

Two Ministers awarded souvenirs

Minister Chu Ngoc Anh and Minister Indranee Thurai Rajah took a souvenir photo with the Mission of the Ministry of Science & Technology
* Previously, Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh and the delegation of the Ministry of Science and Technology had a meeting with Singapore Science, Technology and Research Agency. (A * STAR). At the meeting, Minister Chu Ngoc Anh proposed A * STAR to consider the negotiating ability to sign a legal document to create a basis for the exploitation and implementation of international research cooperation programs. ; cooperating to develop infrastructure and scientific and technological potentials; coordinate training to improve the quality and skills of human resources; support to improve competitiveness for businesses, support businesses to transform digitally, promote creative startups in the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution GS Andrew Wee, Deputy General Director A * STAR unanimously agreed with the proposals of Minister Chu Ngoc Anh and hoped to soon deploy scientific and technological cooperation between the two sides to concretize and soon bring the contents of the cooperation between Vietnam and Singapore to the implementation during the time. next time. /.

Source: KH Media Research and Development Center & CN

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