On the morning of April 4th, VNUHCM-University of Science, in collaboration with the Centre for Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, VNUHCM held a seminar on ‘Intellectual properties exploitation of the University: Current state and development orientation’ in response to World Intellectual Property Day (April 26th) and the implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan in 2021-2025.
Attending the program were Assoc. Prof. Dr Nguyễn Văn Hiếu – Deputy Head of Science and Technology Department, VNUHCM; Assoc. Prof. Dr Từ Diệp Công Thành – Director of Centre for Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, VNUHCM; Assoc. Prof. Dr Trần Lê Quan – Rector of the VNUHCM-University of Science; Assoc. Prof. Dr Trần Minh Triết – Vice Rector and other units, individuals, and scientists inside and outside the University.
Seminar’s content revolved around the status of registration for protection and the development orientation of intellectual property of the VNUHCM-University of Science in particular and institutions of higher education and research in general in the context of autonomy, aiming to build a platform to support scientists to register for intellectual property rights protection and commercialize intellectual property from the university.
At the seminar, Assoc. Prof. Dr Từ Diệp Công Thành raised a worrisome issue today, that scientific research and technology transfer have not been effectively managed and how to protect intellectual property when they are launched.
Besides, Assoc. Prof. Dr Phạm Văn Phúc – Director of the Stem Cell Institute also shared some of the Institute’s experience in commercializing scientific research results, including:
- Classification of research results,
- Technology maturity: that is, the technologies to be offered to serve clients must be sufficiently mature and tested on numerous occasions, must meet the requirements of level 7 or higher,
- Support customers through the use of technology
- Methodical technology research: drawing up a technology map, identifying technological capabilities and establishing a technology roadmap.
Also in the seminar, two research groups of Assoc. Prof. Dr Đặng Thị Phương Thảo and DSc. Lê Khánh Duy received the Rector’s Certificates of Merit for successfully registering an international patent.