Connecting research to market
This Science Commercialisation Partnerships (SCP) pathway is about exploring different ways for research and business to work together to commercialise science and technology, and to solve known industry challenges.
SCP is testing multiple approaches to partnering – from traditional approaches like licensing and contracting, to non-traditional approaches like regional innovation clusters and graduate-industry programs for universities.
Seven Technology Transfer Pilots were identified to commercialise technology for the agriculture and food sector on the north, centre and south of Vietnam. The seven pilots are:
Nano products for sustainable farming
Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology is developing nano products for sustainable farming.
Maximising quantity and quality for potato chip processing
Vietnam National University of Agriculture is producing high-yielding, disease-free potatoes for market.
Expanding sustainable approaches for premium pork
Vietnam Climate Innovation Center and Khoi Farm have developed innovative, sustainable practices for organic pork production.
Water monitoring technology for sustainable aquaculture
Can Tho University is creating data-driven water quality technology for Mekong aquaculture.
Labour-saving technology for shrimp processing
Can Tho University is creating accurate, automated technology for Mekong shrimp processing.
Innovation for dragon fruit processing
Vietnam National University of Agriculture is developing novel processing technology for the fruit industry.
Bio-remediation for water and soil pollution
Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology is developing innovative biological solutions to oil contamination in agriculture and aquaculture.
Four less traditional Innovation Pilots have also been established to address specific industry challenges:
Central Highlands Innovation Cluster
This pilot uses innovation and collaboration to support regional growth and sustainable development of the region’s high-value industrial crops.
Horticulture Innovation Clubs
This innovation pilot connects agribusiness to research to jointly build resilience in the temperate fruit industry in the north and the tropical fruit and vegetable industries in the south.
Mekong Aquaculture Innovation Cluster
This innovation pilot is building connections between regional stakeholders interested in contributing to high-quality, sustainable shrimp aquaculture, regional brand-building and enhanced livelihoods.
Pig Biosecurity Innovation Platform
This pilot is establishing a national alliance to address biosecurity challenges in the pig industry, with a focus on using innovation to support resilience in smallholder producers.