VNUHCM-Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Center (VNUHCM-IPTC) was established under Decision No.315/QĐ-ĐHQG-TCCB dated April 26, 2011 by the President of Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City.
The Center is a special unit of VNUHCM with the roles of: (1) Scientific research in the field of intellectual property and technology transfer, (2) Providing intellectual property services, (3) Providing technology transfer services, and (4) Training and retraining intellectual property and technology transfer.
VNUHCM-IPTC, within its professional capacity, acts in an advisory capacity to the President of VNUHCM in building and publishing policies and regulations. The purpose is to improve management efficiency and commercial exploitation of intellectual property in training, scientific research and technological development in VNUHCM. As a result, VNUHCM’s role for the economy and society is enhanced.
Since its establishment, the registration of Intellectual Property Rights establishment (IPR) at VNUHCM has developed steadily with 142 registration statements, including 43 granted applications.
VNUHCM-IPTC, along with the Intellectual Property Department and the Department of Science and Technology Ho Chi Minh City, has organized related seminars to raise the awareness and understanding of the science of intellectual property in general and Viet Nam’s laws on intellectual property in particular. With the goal of providing industrial property representative services for organizations and individuals outside
VNUHCM, VNUHCM-IPTC is also responsible for the issuance of permits related to the Representatives of the Industrial Property with the Department of Intellectual Property.
On November 21, 2013, VNUHCM-IPTC and the Technology Business Incubator of Ho Chi Minh City Hi-tech Park (SHTP) signed a cooperation agreement on incubating business with the goal of building 5 to 7 successful businesses in the period of 2013-2017. On this occasion, both sides launched together the Timited Scientific and Technology HoneyB Company business in the field of dynamic balancing equipment and training support equipment based on the research findings of Dr. Le Dinh Tuan from VNUHCM-University of Technology.
At a meeting with the National Council for Science and Technology Policy (NCSTP), Prof. Hoang Van Phong, Chairman of NCSTP and Envoy of The Prime Minister on Science and Technology, expressed his appreciation for the model of VNUHCM-IPTC and requested the Center to construct a master plan for innovation management activities and commercial exploitation of intellectual property at VNUHCM. The master plan will be submitted to the Ministry of Science and Technology for support and consideration.
For more information, refer to VNUHCM-Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Center (VNUHCM-IPTC) website: http://www.iptc.vn/
IP portfolio (2011- March 2015)
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With 35 research and technology development centers and several key research labs, technology transfer is one of the VNUHCM strong points. Figure 1 is the statistics of the revenue from technology transfer activities of VNUHCM for the period from 2001 to 2013. It is expected that once the active R&D investment and the holistic IP management policies are well implemented, they will help to improve the efficacy of the technology transfer activities and increase the contribution of VNUHCM to Viet Nam economics.