The Vietnamese government held the inauguration ceremony of Vietnam’s first Internet of things (IoT) Innovation Hub at Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park in Hanoi on April 10, 2019 in collaboration with Ericsson, a Swedish leading multinational networking and telecommunications providers.
Based on the MoU signed between Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology and Sweden’s Ericsson company on November 28, 2018, the centre was established to provide the platform for startup companies as well as organizations involved in eduation and research to promote IoT technology in Vietnam in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0).
In oder to support the operation and development of the centre, cooperation agreement was signed at the opening ceremony between 8 organizations: the Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park’s management board, the Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), Viettel, FPT University, the University of Engineering and Technology (under the Vietnam National University, Hanoi), the Institute of Information Technology and the Hanoi University of Science and Technology.
Speaking at the event, Chu Ngoc Anh, Minister of Science and Technology underlined the benefit that IoT innovation Hub can bring to Vietnam. He believed the new Hub can link and provide platforms to facilitate startup companies as well as build a learning envirionment for young generation interested in technology.
Denis Brunetti, President of Ericsson Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos also mentioned that the the new Hub held a significant meaning in celebration of the 50th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Sweden diplomatic ties because IoT centre can strengthen the collaboration between Sweden and Vietnam in forming initial platforms for innovation activities.