PARTNER RELEASE: Winners of the first round of the Innovation Partnership Grants, part of the Australian Government’s Aus4Innovation program, were announced today at an award ceremony held in Hanoi and hosted by Aus4Innovation and the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Three projects, with allocated funding totaling more than $1.6 million, were selected from 115 applications for their outstanding initiatives and potential positive economic and social impacts. 

CSIRO Aus4Innovation Program Manager, Mr Tom Wood said innovation systems were crucial to driving sustainable economic growth and through the Aus4Innovation program.

"The partnership grants will enable Australian universities to collaborate with universities and research institutes in Vietnam to develop deeper ties and deliver sustainable economic, social, and environment impact," he said.

Aus4Innovation is an $11 million development assistance program that aims to strengthen Vietnam’s innovation system, prepare for and embrace opportunities associated with Industry 4.0, and help shape Vietnam’s innovation agenda in science and technology.

Read the full media release from the Australian Embassy.

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