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While many experts warn that robots, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intellectual (AI) will deprive workers of their jobs, research say advanced technologies will create new job opportunities.

Economists have mixed feelings about FDI from China

VietNamNet Bridge - While affirming that FDI from China will bring capital and jobs, economists say the FDI flow should be received in a selective way.

How has outdated Chinese technology entered Vietnam?

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese businesses are continuing to import outdated Chinese technology despite repeated warnings by scientists that the country could become a ‘technology landfill’.

Vietnamese engineer creates smoke-treatment machine

VietNamNet Bridge - Nguyen Van Bon, an electronics engineer in Thu Duc district of HCM City has made a smoke treatment machine based on CRT TV screen technology.

Technology transfer: Vietnam has products and money, but lacks brokers

VietNamNet Bridge - Experts believe that few technology transfer cases have succeeded in Vietnam because of a lack of intermediary organizations.

Domestic technologies not attractive to Vietnamese businesses

VietNamNet Bridge - The State budget every year funnels big money into national scientific research projects, but discoveries by scientists seem to have little significance in the eyes of businesses.

HCM City's love affair with FDI to continue

 VietNamNet Bridge – In 2015 HCM City continued to lead Viet Nam in attracting foreign directed investment with inflows of US$4.5 billion. FDI projects have improved the city's socio-economic infrastructure and created a new facade for it.

The negative side of Chinese investment in Vietnam

Chinese investors have shown greater interest in Vietnam as an investment destination, especially after Vietnam concluded negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement and signed a series of free trade agreements (FTAs).

Vietnam gives excessive incentives to foreign investors

Vietnam gives big incentives for FDI enterprises with the expectation that they will perform technology transfer in the country, but the fact is that only 20% of foreign firms were engaged in technology transfer in the past 5 years.

Technology transfer remains limited despite 2007 law

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MST), the watchdog agency in the field, cannot give the exact figure about the number of technologies transferred since the technology transfer law took effect in 2007.

Mechanical engineering field can’t find promoters as businesses uninterested

VietNamNet Bridge – The majority of scientific research in mechanical engineering deals with simulation and theory, and very few projects are associated with experiments and technologies.

Gov’t bans transfer of 30 technologies

 The Government has approved the Decree 120/2014/ND-CP which expands the list of technologies banned from transfer from abroad into Viet Nam.

Few Vietnamese companies receive tech transfer from foreign companies

 VietNamNet Bridge – Technology transferred through foreign direct investment has not occurred in Vietnam, economists have said.

Demand for environmental technology soars

 VietNamNet Bridge – All of Vietnam’s 16 economic sectors will need around 7.6 billion USD of investment in environmentally friendly technology,

South Korea to transfer 167 technologies to Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge - Next year, South Korea will transfer 167 different kinds of technologies to Vietnamese enterprises in four main industrial sectors.

FDI attraction to be under strict scrutiny

 VietNamNet Bridge – Although Vietnam has attracted large amounts of foreign direct investment (FDI) for more than 20 years, it has yet to master managerial skills and optimally absorb technology transfer from FDI projects.

Russia to hand over most modern nuclear technology to Vietnam

The Russian Ambassador to Vietnam confirms that nuclear energy is one of the important areas of cooperation with Vietnam, and Russia will transfer advanced technology for the nuclear power plant 1 in Ninh Thuan, which is about to be launched.

FDI boosts tech transfers but performance can lag

 VietNamNet Bridge – While foreign investment is a good indicator of technology transfer in Viet Nam, such transfers do not necessarily improve performance,