Aus4Innovation prepares for second phase to 2025
Aligning with Vietnam’s digital transformation and knowledge-driven growth objective – which has been accelerated due to the COVID-19 pandemic – Australia launched #Aus4Innovation in 2018. Since then, the program has explored emerging areas of technology and digital transformation, trialled new models for partnerships between public and private sector institutions, and strengthened Vietnamese capability in digital foresight, scenario planning, commercialisation and innovation policy.
At the annual Australia-Vietnam Innovation Partnership Meeting 2021, Ambassador Robyn Mudie informed Mr Huynh Thanh Dat, Minister of Science and Technology, that the Aus4Innovation program would continue into a second phase (until 2025). Ambassador Mudie also announced another A$3.5 million would be added to program’s budget for the first phase to fund new initiatives that will help the program adapt to the COVID-19 context and prepare the program for Phase 2.