Regular meeting of The Management Council of NATIF

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On September 15, 2017, at the Headquarter of the National Technology Innovation Fund (NATIF), 39 Tran Hung Dao - Hanoi, NATIF held a regular meeting of The Management Council to review and evaluate activities from 2016 to 2017, and discuss strategies for the Fund's activities in the coming time.

Attending the meeting were Vice Minister Tran Van Tung, Chairman of the Fund Management Council; Members of the Fund Management Council; The Executive Board of the Fund, along with the Head of departments in the National Technological Innovation Fund.

At the meeting, Dr. Nguyen Dinh Binh, Director of the NATIF, has summarized the Fund's activities, including the elaboration and finalization of guidelines on financial and task management procedures, specialized activities, some other work such as information development and international cooperation of the Fund.

Overview of the regular meeting of the National Fund for Technological Innovation Fund

Since January 2015 to the present, NATIF has urgently set up a management apparatus and completing mission of the Fund. After nearly two years of operation and development, the Fund has been speeding up the innovation technology activities to improve the quality of enterprises. In addition, the Fund has also been very serious to the cooperation, training to improve professional qualifications of staff in the Fund.

At the meeting, there were many comments from the leaders of the Fund Management Council and the participants. In general, the comments focus on some issues as follows: Difficulties in the task selection, shorter period in the selection process, creating the best conditions for Businesses approach and apply; difficulties in financing mechanisms related to credit.

Vice Minister Tran Van Tung addressed the meeting

Mr. Tran Van Tung, Vice Minister of Science and Technology, Chairman of the Fund Management Council, commented on the plan of operation in the time. Vice Minister Tran Van Tung highly appreciated the spirit of all staffs who have striven to promote the activities of the Fund in the past time and also give some plans. The key issues: (1) To focus on reviewing, revising and finalizing internal regulations, streamlining, sufficiently and accurately, minimizing the number of steps in procedure for selecting tasks; (2) Accelerate review, appraisal and contracting of projects for enterprises, and at the same time, the Fund should also focus on training and capacity building for staff throughout the Fund. (3) Develop and promote international cooperation programs, learn from advanced countries' experience in funding and support enterprises in research, development and technological innovation.

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