Science Technology And Innovation Agreement
The Global Innovation through Science and Technology initiative and the Ho Chi Minh City U.S. Center organized a start-up boot camp in September 2016 to follow up on innovation discussions in 2015. The intensive three-day training, involving 19 teams of 39 young Vietnamese entrepreneurs, covered several topics such as discovering customers and the market and polishing a sales place. The entrepreneurs also had the opportunity to hear from Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship Nina Vaca. As part of this agreement, the two countries will follow joint research and development projects. D in key sectors such as aeronautics and space, the environment, energy and clean technologies, life sciences (medical devices) and information and communication technologies. In addition, our two countries will share their experience and expertise in innovation policies and programs to create a strong cooperative environment for research and development and cooperation in science and technology. All areas of science, technology and innovation for peaceful and non-military purposes can be supported under this agreement. Priority areas for cooperation activities are defined from time to time in writing by the contracting parties.
In collaboration with a wide range of U.S. government inter-institutional partners, the State Department`s Office of Science and Technology Cooperation in the Bureau of Ocean and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) is responsible for managing more than 50 binding bilateral and multilateral science and technology agreements that form the framework for international cooperation. These agreements provide critical research and development mechanisms that improve the human condition, facilitate the exchange of data and scientific results, protect intellectual property rights, and build partnerships with other institutions abroad. We also partner countries to discuss a number of science policy issues that promote economic growth, promote democratic principles and support the use of science in decision-making. Specific science policy priorities include promoting women in science, promoting innovation and improving understanding of the role of science in society. The Canadian government has established formal science and technology relationships and partnerships with established and emerging innovation networks around the world. International partnerships are an essential catalyst for scientific and technological innovation, as these cooperations often accelerate the pace of discovery and improve commercialization. Science, technology and innovation are the cornerstones of the U.S. economy. They are also dominant forces in modern society and international economic development.
Strengthening these areas can foster open, transparent and performance-oriented governance systems around the world. The Department of Foreign Affairs implements public diplomacy programs that promote the value of science to the general public. In addition, national capacity-building programmes are being implemented in emerging markets, training young men and women as scientific and technological entrepreneurs and strengthening innovation ecosystems around the world. The department`s efforts contribute to scientific enterprises that accelerate economic growth and advance U.S. foreign policy priorities. The world needs science to understand and respond to development challenges. And science needs skilled and dedicated scientists who work in strong scientific institutions. UNESCO`s 2017 recommendation for scientific and scientific researchers provides an operational vision of how to mobilize science for a better world, as well as a normative and monitoring framework for the proper functioning of national rights-based ITS systems capable of promoting evidence-based strategies and strategies.
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