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2023-03-08 14:39

Announcement of 10 outstanding science and technology events in 2022

On December 26, 2022, at the Headquarters of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, the Vietnam Science and Technology Journalists Club announced the results of the poll of 10 outstanding science and technology events in 2022.

The fields voted by Science Journalists include: mechanism and policy; social science; natural Sciences; applied research; honor scientists.

This is the 17th year that this activity has been organized by the Vietnam Science and Technology Journalists Club (Vietnam Journalists Association) with the participation of Journalists specializing in the field of science and technology in the central and local press agencies.

In 2022, activities on scientific-technological research and innovation were also active and achieved many positive results; common contribution and the creation of momentum for recovery and growth in all aspects of the country.

From the nominations of the members of the Vietnam Science and Technology Journalists Club, the Club's Board of Directors conducted the scoring and voting in a public and democratic manner.

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Representatives of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology and the Vietnam Science and Technology Journalists Club awarded certificates to representatives of organizations and individuals of 10 outstanding science and technology events in 2022.

Here are 10 outstanding Vietnam Science and Technology events voted the most by journalists, with the highest scores:

  1. Promulgating the Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation Development to 2030

On May 11, 2022, the Prime Minister issued the Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation Development to 2030.The Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation Development to 2030 is particularly important not only for the science and technology industry but also for the entire political system because the role of Science, Technology and Innovation in the next 10 years is a breakthrough strategy, which is decisive to create a quantum leap to improve productivity, quality, efficiency and competitiveness of the economy. The contents of the Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation Development to 2030 were built on scientific basis, practical basis and synchronize with relevant contents in promulgated documents of the Party and the State on economic development orientations, especially the Resolution of the 13th National Congress of the Party, the 10-year Socio-Economic Development Strategy for 2021-2030.

  1. Approving the Law amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Intellectual Property Law

In the context of strong development of science and technology and the trend of globalization, the provisions of the current Intellectual Property Law are no longer appropriate, so it is necessary to adjust, amend and supplement. At the meeting on June 16, 2022, the third session of the XV National Assembly approved the Law amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Law on Intellectual Property, officially taking effect from January 1, 2023. The Law amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Intellectual Property Law is a difficult project, specialized content, requiring knowledge related to the field of intellectual property, practical application and understanding of international commitments related to intellectual property; ensure that after promulgation, the Law would be brought closer to international practices, meeting practical requirements, and requirements of ensuring the rights and interests of the people and enterprises.

  1. Pilot implementation of the local innovation indicators

According to the Academy of Science, Technology and Innovation, the set of indicators should include measures that reflect policies, human resources, etc., appropriate for each province. The pilot implementation of a set of local innovation indicators (PII) is a task assigned by the Government to the Ministry of Science and Technology. Over the past time, the Academy of Science, Technology and Innovation has coordinated with units under the Ministry of Science and Technology to develop an index framework and guide localities to collect data to serve the pilot evaluation of this set of indicators. 2022 is the first year that the Ministry of Science and Technology has implemented and piloted with 20 provinces in order to draw lesson learned then perfect the methods of implementation and assessment of the impact of the index on localities. The framework of the PII index includes 51 indicators, of which 15 will take data from localities; 36 indicators draw data from ministries and other central agencies. Departments of Science and Technology are the focal point for collecting and synthesizing local data. The PII index provided by the locality includes institutional indicators; education; the infrastructure; credit; innovation links; S&T enterprises, innovative start-ups; knowledge, innovation and technology products; impact of innovation on socio-economic development.

  1. National Conference "The Systems of National Values, Cultural Values, Family Values and The Vietnamese Human Standard Values in the New Era"

On the morning of November 29, in Hanoi, the Central Committee for Propaganda and Education chaired and coordinated with the Central Theoretical Council; Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences organized the National Workshop "The Systems of National Values, Cultural Values, Family Values and The Vietnamese Human Standard Values in the New Era". The workshop aimed to concretize the Resolution of the 13th Party Congress and the direction of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong at the National Cultural Conference in 2021, in association with the implementation of cultural construction and development tasks. Vietnamese people meet the requirements of sustainable development of the country. The workshop had the participation of more than 250 delegates representing leaders of departments, ministries, sectors, agencies and units at the central level; representative leaders of the Union of Vietnamese Literature and Art Associations and the Central Associations of Literature and Arts; scientists, cultural experts; standing committee in some provinces and cities directly under the Central Government...

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Vice President of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Mr. Chu Hoang Ha is speaking at the awarding ceremony.

  1. Mastering CRISPR/cas9 gene editing technology

One of the most damaging diseases on papaya is being thoroughly solved by scientists at the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology with gene editing technology through the CRISPR/Cas9 system. Since its discovery in 1987, CRISPR/Cas has been widely applied to various research subjects such as microorganisms, plants, animals and even human cells. The Plant Cell Technology Research Group at the Institute of Biotechnology under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology said that it had conducted the first study on editing the PRSV virus-resistant eIF4E gene on papaya using CRISPR/Cas9 technology. The results of the initial study on papaya gene editing have just been published in the journal Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Cultures (Spring Nature Publishing House). Previously, to test the effectiveness of the gene editing system, the team worked on editing the eIF4E gene in a tobacco model plant to evaluate PYV virus resistance. The study was also published in the journal Scientific Reports (under Nature Publishing) in August 2022. Currently, the team continues to develop CRISPR/Cas9 technology in improving resistance to powdery mildew on soybean and cucumber; enhance salt tolerance or nutritional deficiencies of rice; improve the nutritional value of tomatoes...

  1. Successfully researched and manufactured clean rooms of the highest level in the world

INTECH Group successfully researched and manufactured clean rooms of the highest level in the world according to US NEBB standards. A clean room is an enclosed space in which the micrometer-sized dust particle environment will be controlled below the permissible threshold. This is an application environment in research and production for high-tech fields such as aerospace, semiconductor, electronics, optics, biotechnology, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals. The creation of a super clean environment by INTECH Group contributes to affirming and enhancing Vietnam's scientific and technical position in the world.

  1. Launched a line of microchips applied in Internet of Things products for the medical field

The IC chip (IC - Integrated Circuit) line launched in September is the first line of microchips applied in Internet of Things (IoT) products for the medical field. According to the plan, it will bring to the market 7 different types of product lines in 2023, serving a series of fields of technology, telecommunications, IoT, lighting equipment, smart devices, automotive technology, energy, electronics and refrigeration. This microchip line is designed by FPT Semiconductor to produce wafers - the base material for the production of microchips, aimed at serving specific industries and products. On this wafer platform, FPT Semiconductor produces different lines of microchips.

  1. Launching Vietnam's largest cloud computing ecosystem

Researched and deployed since 2018, until now, Viettel Cloud ecosystem is considered to be the largest, most modern and safest group in Vietnam with a scale of 13 data centers spread across 3 regions; more than 9,000 racks; 60,000m2 floor surface. Viettel Cloud includes data centers, technology platforms, software and services in the cloud to security technologies, management and operation services. Viettel Cloud ecosystem is built from popular and famous open-source core technologies in the world such as OpenStack - the platform is recognized and selected in the Cloud Computing standard for e-Government of the Ministry of Information and Communications, Kubernetes, Ceph, Prometheus, Grafana...

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The scene of the ceremony to announce 10 outstanding science and technology events in 2022

  1. Presenting the Ho Chi Minh Prize, the State Prize in Science and Technology, round 6

On the evening of November 23, awarding ceremony of Ho Chi Minh Prize and the 6th State Prize in Science and Technology took place at the Hanoi Opera House. The highest award is recognized, honored and awarded by the State to scientists, authors and co-authors of particularly outstanding and high-value works on science and technology. These are works that have great and long-lasting effects in people's lives, making important and practical contributions to the cause of socio-economic development, national defense and security and the cause of science and technology development of the country. The Ho Chi Minh Prize, the 6th State Prize in Science and Technology, has been implemented by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the award's standing agency, from December 2020. Accordingly, there are 12 works and clusters of works to be considered for the Ho Chi Minh Prize and 17 works and clusters of works to be considered for the State Prize in Science and Technology.

  1. Awarding the VinFuture Award in 2022

On the evening of December 20, the second VinFuture Award ceremony took place at the Hanoi Opera House. Five scientists who invent and develop global network technology are the owners of the main prize, worth $3 million of the 2022 VinFuture Prize, for what they created has forever changed the way we live, communicate and work. In the first season of 2021, the winning work is the mRNA vaccine, born from two studies, mRNA technology and lipid nanoparticles. This year, the top award-winning work is the result of many inventions related to the global network. VinFuture evaluates studies comprehensively, in a multidimensional relationship. Many studies may forever go unnoticed or have little application when alone, but if they are brought together, breakthroughs can happen. A different "prism" helps VinFuture find works that can benefit millions of people around the world. This makes the VinFuture Award special compared to any other awards.

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