News and Updates
Australia’s support in science and innovation for Vietnam acknowledged
The Government of Vietnam has affirmed the pivotal role of science, technology and innovation (STI) in addressing emerging economic, societal […]
Australia- funded initiatives exhibit at Vietnam’s largest AI event
Aus4Innovation is once again sponsoring Vietnam’s leading platform for cutting-edge research and development in the field of artificial intelligence: Vietnam […]
Australia introduces tech for postharvest in Son La
CoolBot project team has publicly showcased the innovative cooling technology ‘CoolBot’ to attract potential customers after successful pilots in Moc […]
Join us to solve plastic issues in Vietnam – Free program
Are you interested in tackling the appalling problem of plastic pollution in Vietnam and beyond? Join us for the Plastics […]
A visit to the Southern tip of Vietnam
Acting Deputy Head of Mission Kate Wallace paid a visit to Ca Mau province this week. During a meeting with […]
IoT tech enables mangrove aquaculture
The mangrove forests are an important ecosystem for Ca Mau and other Mekong Delta provinces. Due to their immense carbon […]
Training health experts on augmented reality for telehealth applications
Australia’s University of Tasmania is working with Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi to help health experts in urban centres virtually […]
Launch starts a fruitful innovation partnership in the South
Next time you bite into your favourite tropical fruit, you might be able to taste innovation and collaboration as well […]
Flood monitoring system saves livelihoods in Ho Chi Minh city
Every year, severe urban flooding deteriorates the quality of life and economic growth in Ho Chi Minh City, affecting more […]
Australia continues to support AI development in Viet Nam
Through our #Aus4Innovation program we are pleased to be sponsoring the Vietnam Artificial Intelligence Day (AI4VN) summit for the second […]
Innovation powerhouse for small and medium enterprises in Vietnam
A new innovation centre engagement model in Hanoi will help improve the innovation capacity of Vietnam’s small and medium enterprises […]
Developing new products from catfish processing by-products
In a project funded by the #Aus4Innovation program, Western Sydney University and Research Institute for Aquaculture No.2 (Ho Chi Minh […]
Sugarcane production enhanced with AI
Funded by #Aus4Innovation, the partnership between the University of Wollongong and VIGREEN – a Vietnamese tech company – is developing […]
New aquaculture innovation platform in Mekong delta
The Mekong Aquaculture Innovation Cluster, was officially launched this month. It is an initiative by the #Aus4Innovation program in partnership […]
Join us to shift the dial on plastic waste
Globally, 75 per cent of plastic produced is becoming waste. To help address this, the Plastics Innovation Hub Vietnam, which […]
Uniting Central Highlands to brand agricultural products
The five provinces in the Central Highlands – Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Lam Dong, Gia Lai and Kon Tum – […]
First step for Plastic Innovation Hub Vietnam
In preparation for the #Aus4Innovation launch of the Plastic Innovation Hub Vietnam later this month, the governance team just had […]
AI/IoT employed in management of Tram Chim national park
This week, Ambassador Robyn Mudie visited a project funded by the #Aus4Innovation program at Tram Chim National Park in Dong […]
Australian technologies help protect endangered species in Vietnam
Tram Chim National Park in Dong Thap is an extremely diverse ecosystem of more than 130 fish species and 230 […]
Knowledge institutes receive handbook on science commercialization
The Commercialisation PLUS How-to Guide, which was digitally launched by #Aus4Innovation last year, is now also being delivered in […]
AQUAM water monitoring system project on track – despite pandemic and closed borders
Since early March, Australian-based team members from The University of Queensland (UQ) have been back on the ground in Vietnam […]
Vietnam improves its use of artificial intelligence in public services
Amazing news! Vietnam has jumped 14 places in the global Artificial Intelligence (AI) Readiness Index 2021 and now ranks 6th […]
Innovation centre for Vietnam’s entrepreneurs in the making
Congratulations to teams from The University of Queensland and Vietnam’s Institute for Science, Technology and Innovation (VISTI) who recently signed […]
IoT Tech in environment monitoring in mangroves
The AQUAM project, funded by Australia’s #Aus4Innovation program, has installed 15 wireless environmental monitoring stations in Ca Mau province […]
AI Improves quality control for Agricultural and Food production
Quality assessment is a vital step during agricultural and food production but traditional methods can be subjective and slow, […]
GRAFT Challenge participants showcase next steps for digitisation in ag
Congratulations to the nine teams who presented as part of the GRAFT Challenge Vietnam 2021 showcase virtual event on Tuesday […]
Transforming shrimp farming in Vietnam with AI tech
Shrimp is one of Vietnam’s most important export agrofood products, with a global market share of 11%. However, a considerable […]
Cooling tech enhances value chains for vegetable farmers in Son La
CoolBot is a cooling tech from Australia with low-cost controllers that allow conventional air-conditioning units to be used and […]
Australian insurer helps Vietnamese farmers though new technology
AUSTRALIAN INSURER HELPS VIETNAMESE FARMERS THROUGH NEW TECHNOLOGY Australian insurance company, Hillridge Technology helps farmers lessen the financial impact of […]
A different view on artificial intelligence
Australia is very keen on promoting artificial intelligence (AI) in Vietnam as a way to speed up economic recovery. But […]
Telehealth app for pig farming aims high in Vietnam
Funded by the #Aus4Innovation program, Graft Vietnam 2021 is supporting agritech entrepreneurs from different countries to scale into Vietnam to […]
Australia organises funding event for Vietnamese AI start-ups
As part of #Aus4Innovation‘s initiative to promote artificial intelligence (AI) in Vietnam as a way to cope with the pandemic […]
Australia helps Vietnam measure tech contribution to economic growth
Today, CSIRO’s Data61, Australia’s leading digital research organisation and Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) have launched the report “Vietnam’s […]
Launching Vietnam-Australia AI cooperation network
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is believed to play an essential role in socio-economic recovery post-COVID, helping economies become more agile […]
Aus4Innovation grants funding to four outstanding tech projects
#Aus4Innovation Partnership Grants has awarded a total of 1.37 million AUD in funding to four digital economy initiatives. These projects, […]
Vietnam’s National AI Strategy focusses on research and development
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a technology with unlimited applications. Top AI experts from Vietnam will discuss research and the application […]
Australia supports global agritechs to scale up in Vientnam
GRAFT Challenge Vietnam 2021, funded by Australia’s #Aus4Innovation program, was designed to find innovative technology solutions from all around the world […]
Call for proposals – Develop Innovation centre model in Vietnam
#Aus4Innovation is supporting Vietnam’s Institute for Science, Technology and Innovation (VISTI) to develop an Innovation Centre by introducing best […]
Vietnam National AI strategy up and running
Given the inevitable role that artificial intelligence (AI) will play in Vietnam’s Future Digital Economy, Australia – through its #Aus4Innovation […]
How AI Accelerator teams see the future of AI in Vietnam
Five Vietnamese artificial intelligence start-ups with innovative ideas and products are putting their ideas to the test as part of […]
Meet the value chain benefiting from the CoolChain project
The vegetable sector is an important source of employment and income for many people, especially women, living in provincial areas […]
Meet Thanh Van Dang, A4I Steering Committee member and the next Asia Society-Victoria Distinguished Fellow
Thanh Van Dang, a member of the A4I Steering Committee, and founder and CEO of Savvycom was recently named as […]
Teams named in final stage of AI Accelerator Challenge
Congratulations to the five teams who successfully made it through to the final stage of the AI Accelerator Challenge 2021! […]
Aus4Innovation supporting Viet Nam’s science-driven development goals
The Commercialisation PLUS How-to Guide – a collaboration between Australian and Vietnamese researchers and commercialisation experts – has been released […]
First national guide for inclusive science commercialisation
Did you know, more than 90% of the research results from universities and research institutions in Vietnam are not applied […]
A strong partnership delivering impact through innovation
Over the past two years, the Aus4Innovation Program has strengthened connections between Australia and Vietnam and delivered real impact. This […]
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 – […]
Science commercialization guidebook for Vietnam to be released via Australian program
A science commercialization guidebook for Vietnamese universities and research institutions would be announced next Tuesday, the Australian Embassy in Vietnam […]
Aus4Innovation helps lobster famers protect their stock in Phu Yen
Lobster farming is a lucrative yet risky business as the lobsters are raised in the sea and any changes in […]
15 start-ups selected to participate in pre-accelerator bootcamp of AI Accelerator Challenge 2021
From drone technology that may see parcels delivered right to your balcony, to an AI content filter to help keep […]
Australia funds innovation in Vietnam
Aus4Innovation, an Australian development assistance program, is offering grants worth AUD1.5 million (US$1.13 million) to fund innovation in Vietnam. Tom […]
Australian Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam visits Khanh Hoa
Le Huu Hoang, Standing Vice-chairman of Khanh Hoa Provincial People’s Committee welcomed Andrew Barnes, Australian Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam on […]
Australian tech helps vegetable famers in Son La to keep things cool
The vegetable sector is an important source of employment and income for local people, especially women, in Son La province, […]
Australia offers funding opportunities for digitalisation initiatives
Hanoi, 15 March 2021 – Aus4Innovation Partnership Grants has kicked off its 2021 round with up to AUD 1.5 million […]
Celebrating women in innovation
International Women’s Day (8 March) celebrates the achievements of women around the globe. The Aus4Innovation program is proud to partner […]
Aus4Innovation signs new partnership agreement with Can Tho University
After a successful 2020 partnership, Can Tho University (CTU) and Aus4Innovation have signed a new agreement for 2021. Can Tho […]
Acceleration opportunity for Vietnamese AI start-ups is open for registration
Are you a Vietnamese start-up in artificial intelligence (AI) with an innovative idea or product? The AI Accelerator Challenge 2021 […]
New cool chain is a key to scaling up safe vegetables value chain in Son La
Funded by the Innovation Partnership Grants, a project that enables low-cost cool chains for the transportation of vegetables was launched […]
Australia supports mangrove aquaculture development
A project to develop an environment monitoring system for mangrove aquaculture (AQUAM) was started this month in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. The […]
Vietnam’s first trainers in science and commercialization are ready
Bridging the gap between research and application is a complicated process in which research institutes need to think strategically on […]
Australia-supported AI Hackathon announces winners
Congratulations to Hoori, Doctor Assistant AI and Agrion on beating more than 30 other innovative ideas to win the RESET […]
The 4th International workshop on MEMS and sensor system 2020
In Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest urban area in Vietnam, floods badly affect more than 60% of the city’s […]
Ambassador Mudie presents water filtration system to flood victims in Central Vietnam
We recently announced that #Aus4Innovation funded partnership, UTS Rapido Vietnam, had re-designed its water filtration systems to turn flood water […]
Australia provides new tech platform to transform breast cancer detection in Vietnam
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Vietnamese women, with over 10,000 new cases diagnosed annually. Today we launched VIETRAD, an online platform developed over the last year that uses machine learning technology to test, monitor and improve radiologic diagnosis of breast cancer.
Australia-Vietnam Partnership in Agriculture
Agriculture is a key area of trade and cooperation between Australia and Vietnam. Australian consumers enjoy high-quality Vietnamese fruit, cashew […]
Australian-supported AI Hackathon open for registration
The RESET 1010 Hackathon, one of the key events in the leadup to Vietnam Artificial Intelligence Day 2020 (AI4VN 2020), […]
Handover of water treatment systems to households in need in Central Vietnam
Providing clean drinking water is a priority as authorities respond to the devastating storms and flooding that continue to impact […]
Video: Addressing Vietnam’s environmental, social and economic challenges
Watch the video of the second round of the Aus4Innovation Grants. This round is themed around scaling existing Australia – Vietnam innovation partnerships, with five projects receiving funding.
Partnering for Innovation
The Aus4Innovation program is exploring different ways for Vietnamese researchers and businesses to work together to use science and technology to solve industry challenges and improve businesses’ resilience and efficiency.
Looking back: 18 months of Aus4Innovation
It has been a successful 12 months of the Aus4Innovation Program. Discover more about how CSIRO and MoST are working together to support Vietnam's future economy.
Video: Vietnam’s future digital economy
The next wave of digital technologies – artificial intelligence, blockchain, the Internet of Things, and platforms and cloud-based services – has the potential to transform Vietnam into Asia’s next high-performing economy, and to bring up the living standards of all of Vietnam’s citizens over the coming decades.
Video: UTS Rapido
Aquaculture is a major export industry for Vietnam, seriously threatened by mass stock mortality due to water pollution and consequent diseases. Find out more about the technology which will deliver positive outcomes for more than 4,000 people.
Video: The science of sea cucumbers
Sea cucumber is one of the ocean’s weirdest and most wonderful creatures. But its numbers are also reducing. Find out more about the research being conducted to increase sea cucumber productivity.
Video: Vietrad – transforming breast cancer diagnosis across Vietnam
Vietnam will have access to an intelligent system that will have a major impact on improving radiologic diagnosis of early stages of breast cancer. Find out more about Vietrad's technology.
Four ways Australia is working with global partners to fight COVID-19
Here are four ways CSIRO is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic with our global partners.
Congratulations to Vietnam on its high ranking on Innovation Index amid pandemic
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) revealed that Vietnam continues to maintain a high ranking and placed 42nd out of 131 economies around the world for innovation.
No longer science fiction, Artificial Intelligence is transforming healthcare!
Imagine that by wearing a medical device, combined with AI, your doctor will be able to better understand your day-to-day […]
Winners of Aus4Innovation Partnership Grants Round 2 revealed
Five new projects receiving funding through Innovation Partnership Grants, part of the Australian Government’s Aus4Innovation program, were announced today. These projects which are co-led by teams from Australia and Vietnam will be able to scale up their innovative ideas and create sustainable economic and social impact.
Scientists solving Vietnam’s environmental, economic and social challenges
Australian and Vietnamese researchers are teaming up to tackle Vietnam’s biggest environmental, economic and social challenges.
Vietnamese, Australian scientists stepping up innovation in the face of COVID-19
Scientists from Australia’s University of Technology Sydney and its partners in Vietnam are stepping up activities to carry out cooperation projects between the two sides amidst the pandemic.
Artificial Intelligence helps economic recovery from COVID 19 pandemic
As society adapts to the new normal, artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies are necessary to digitalise work and life […]
Australia kicks off new initiative assisting Vietnam to apply Artificial Intelligence in post COVID-19 economic recovery
The Australian government announced today its financial support of AUD 650,000 to a new initiative that enables applications of Artificial Intelligence to assist economic recovery in Vietnam post-COVID-19.
Accelerating the transformation of our food systems
Food production shapes the lives of humans and the whole of the Earth. Be it the plough or the refrigerator, […]
You’re invited – ON Virtual Demo Night, Thurs 4 June AEST!
Are you part of the innovation ecosystem? We’re excited to invite you to attend the virtual CSIRO ON Demo Night […]
Virtual technology transfer workshop for Vietnam
UTS has delivered a virtual technology transfer workshop for universities and research institutes in Vietnam, pivoting against constraints imposed by […]
Track to the future: climate change and your city
Wondering what your city’s climate will feel like in 2070? Check out this great tool by National Geographic and find out what Vietnam's number of day's over 35 degrees is predicted to reach in 2080.
CSIRO begins testing Covid-19 vaccines
CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has commenced the first stage of testing potential vaccines for COVID-19. The testing, expected to […]
Pioneering IoT sea environment monitoring platform launches in Vietnam
Launch of IoT-enabled sea environment monitoring station in Phu Yen is a significant milestone in the Aus4Innovation project UTS Rapido […]
Celebrating women’s contribution to science and Innovation
Aus4Innovation is celebrating the remarkable contribution of women to innovation, research and sustainable development in Vietnam and around the world. […]
Transforming breast cancer diagnoses in Vietnam
Did you know that every year, Vietnam diagnoses over 10,000 new cases of breast cancer, which is the most common cancer for Vietnamese women?
Second round of Aus4Innovation Partnership Grants launched
Following a successful first round in 2019, with three innovation partnerships receiving a total of more than 1.63 million AUD, the second and final round of Aus4Innovation Partnership Grants kicks off today, with total financial support of 2.32 million AUD available.
Australia supports Vietnam to measure contribution of technology to GDP growth
The Australian Government recently announced support through its Aus4Innovation program for a study on ‘Vietnam’s Technological change – how technology is contributing to productivity and economic growth’.
Training on Intellectual Property for Vietnamese Reasearchers
For researchers, understanding intellectual property (IP) helps to maximise the value of their work by enabling them to negotiate favourable terms and protect themselves against fraud and infringement.
How will Industry 4.0 impact the next generation and influence their future career choices?
What should they study at university to obtain the skills needed for the future? To help high school students from […]
Business partnership for sustainability in central highlands
A workshop hosted by Aus4Innovation program was dedicated to identifying challenges for Central Highland’s agriculture and exploring opportunities for collaboration between industries and researchers.
Commercialising science for impact
At a recent four day training as part of the Aus4Innovation program, researchers from technology application and transfer centres in Vietnam had the opportunity to learn more about this from Australian science commercialization professionals.
Vietnam and Australia work together to strengthen Vietnam’s innovation ecosystem
Aus4Innovation welcomed a delegation of senior Vietnamese researchers and leaders to Australia. They visited commercialisation centres and innovation hubs in Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne to share and exchange learnings on building the innovation ecosystem and commercialisation capacity.
Role of government as innovation enabler discussed by key Ministries
Enhancing skills, enabling innovation and collaboration for Vietnam’s future digital economy were the topics of a roundtable that took place yesterday at the Australian Embassy.
Australian innovation landscape gives inspiration to Vietnam
The Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN) case study was once again presented as a best practice example of innovation sharing during the workshop ‘Australia – Vietnam: Building Innovation Communities Experience Sharing’.
From lab to market – lessons on science commercialisation from Australia
Australian successes in science commercialisation have revolutionised many industries.
Aus4Innovation partnership grant award addresses water pollution challenges
Ambassador Robyn Mudie together with Vice President of Vietnam National University Pham Bao Son and representatives from both Australia and Vietnam came together to launch the “UTS Rapido Vietnam: Industry 4.0 for water systems” project – a AUD 1 million project awarded under the Aus4Innovation Partnership Grants Program.
Winners of Aus4Innovation Partnership Grants announced
Winners of the first round of the Innovation Partnership Grants, part of the Australian Government’s Aus4Innovation program, were announced today at an award ceremony held in Hanoi and hosted by Aus4Innovation and the Ministry of Science and Technology.