On the afternoon of April 15, the Project Management Unit of the Vietnam Center for Innovative Climate Change Response (VCIC) coordinated with the Vietnam Timber and Forest Products Association (Vifores) to organize the Association. Workshop "Development of Science and Technology (S&T) Market in the Furniture Industry" in Ho Chi Minh City.

Workshop scene.

The seminar aims to create opportunities for businesses operating in the wooden furniture industry to have the opportunity to meet and exchange and learn about the current status and demand of the science and technology market in this industry. In addition, the seminar is also an investment promotion place, linking supply and demand between investment funds, inventors, financial companies, and the largest wood furniture factory in Vietnam.

Mr. Pham Duc Nghiem, Deputy Director of Science and Technology Enterprise and Market Development Department (NATEC), Director of VCIC Project Management Unit spoke at the Workshop.

Attending the seminar were Mr. Pham Duc Nghiem - Deputy Director of Department of Market Development and S&T Enterprises, Director of VCIC Project Management Board; Mr. Ta Ba Hung - Science and Technology Market Development Program Manager, Ministry of Science and Technology; Mr. Huynh Quang Thanh - Vice Chairman of Vietnam Timber and Forest Products Association; Mr. Tran Le Hong - Deputy Director of Intellectual Property Department; Mr. Hoang Xuan Hiep - Rector of University of Textile Industry; Mr. Nguyen Phuc - Vice Chairman of Binh Duong Wood Processing Association and representatives of universities, wood processing associations and many businesses are operating in the wood industry.
According to the report of the Department of Agricultural Product Processing and Market Development, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam said that the export value of wood and wood products for the whole 2020 will reach 12.32 billion USD, an increase of 15. , 7% over 2019.
According to the General Statistics Office, in the first 2 months of 2021, the industrial production index of the wood and wood products industry increased by 4.3%; Export turnover of wood and products reached US $ 2,441 million, up 51% over the same period last year, equivalent to 20% of the total export turnover of the whole year 2020. To achieve the target of export turnover of $ 20 billion by year 2025 of Vietnam's wood industry, many domestic wood processing enterprises have actively applied technology in production, business administration and sales.
Speaking at the seminar, Mr. Pham Duc Nghiem, Deputy Director of the Department of Market Development and S&T Enterprises; Director of VCIC Project Management Board said that the seminar introduced a number of new inventions for improving the quality and development of Vietnam's furniture industry while connecting and transferring new technical advances. for Business. In the process of implementing the requirements of restructuring the science and technology market development program, it shows that wooden furniture has a relatively high growth rate of technology transaction value (reaching 29.7%). Through calculation and analysis, it shows the great potential and space for applying new technology to the furniture industry. Therefore, in the direction given by the Ministry of Science and Technology on the restructuring program for the development of the S&T market in the coming time, in 8 commodity groups with high export value, we choose wooden products, textiles, seafood. and a number of other commodity groups to focus on supporting market development in the coming time. Thereby, connecting and transferring technical advances into production helps to improve production capacity of enterprises. Mr. Pham Duc Nghiem shared.
According to Mr. Pham Duc Nghiem, the recent FTA trade agreements have opened up many opportunities for Vietnamese goods industries to penetrate into international markets. However, this also poses new challenges, especially commercial and technical barriers. Therefore, Vietnamese businesses must constantly focus on technological innovation, improving product quality and their corporate governance skills. Therefore, the connection to introduce and transfer new technologies to Vietnamese businesses is a requirement that the Ministry of Science and Technology is posing through the technology market development program.
“After investigating, assessing and gathering the needs of businesses, VCIC will connect the needs of businesses with solution distributors, especially inventions and new technologies; through that helps businesses - including wood exporters - increase productivity, reduce costs, improve competitiveness ”, Mr. Pham Duc Nghiem added.
At the seminar, the inventors presented 3 inventions and technological solutions applied to wood processing and manufacturing factories to increase production efficiency, improve product quality and help reduce the cost of production. product. Specifically: Woodworking technology, automatic wood cutting line, House 3D project - aspiration to become the No. 1 interior C2M platform globally. These are all new initiatives and solutions that bring high efficiency to businesses operating in the furniture industry in particular and contribute to Vietnam's economic growth in general.

Signing ceremony of cooperation to develop the market for science and technology in the furniture industry.

In the framework of the seminar, the Department of Science and Technology Business and Market Development (NATEC) and the Vietnam Timber and Forest Products Association (Vifores) officially announced the content of cooperation on "Developing the S&T market in the industry. wooden". In which the two sides clearly state their views and forms of cooperation in the coming period, NATEC will provide clues for wood processing and production technology, Vifores is the connection point between technology and businesses to develop effectively exploit technology transfer activities, promote business, promote markets and connect investment in the wood and forest products, on the basis of promoting the potentials and strengths of each party. Marking the strong connection between science and technology for the wood industry and opens up many positive points in the development of Vietnam's wood industry.

The two sides will jointly research, survey, evaluate and synthesize technology needs in the wood and forest products sector across the country. At the same time, periodically publish and publish the publication "Technology needs in the timber and forest products sector of Vietnam". Search, screen, evaluate and provide information in the field of timber and forest products, Vietnamese enterprises wishing to expand their markets, find experts, receive technology transfers, technology supplies, ...

The two sides also support market promotion, technology transfer, investment connection, in order to promote commercialization and develop the Vietnamese enterprise market in the wood and forest products; Coordinate to organize seminars, seminars; ...

Representatives of VCIC and Vifores present flowers to representatives of invention groups.