Last update: 15:48 | 08/03/2019
Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) jointly launched a scientific and technological cooperation program for the period of 2020-2022.
The two sides called on the two countries’ scientists to submit research proposals on the following fields: agricultural and food sciences, biotechnology and health, environment and climate change, information and communications technology, advanced material technology, technology for Industry 4.0, astrophysics, space and earth observation, cultural and natural heritage preservation and restore.
The qualified proposals will be sponsored by the governments of Vietnam and Italy.
The proposal must have an implementation period of 2-3 years. The list of selected proposals will be notified by the Department of International Cooperation under the Ministry of Science and Technology to the authors.
The closing date of the call will be May 30, 2019. The research proposals need to be submitted directly or via post to the Department of International Cooperation at No.113 Tran Duy Hung, Hanoi.
Previously, Vietnam and Germany made a call for research and development proposals, focusing on biotechnology, chemical and information technology, renewable energy, automation and material science.
The MOST and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) will provide access to public funding for joint projects provided by the MOST and the BMWi’s ZIM (Central Innovation Program for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises).
The proposals will be jointly assessed by Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology and AiF Projekt GmbH project management agency. The results will be notified to the project partners within four months after the deadline of submission.
The proposals under the program must comply with the prescribed processes and procedures. The results of the project must bring added value thanks to international cooperation activities between the two countries’ participants. Duration of the project should not exceed three years.
The call is closing on October 9, 2019. The proposal application form can be downloaded at: www.zim-bmwi.de/kooperationsprojekte/transnationale-fue-projekte (German side) or Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology’s website (Vietnamese side): www.most.gov.vn.