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HCM City (VNA) - Three international high-tech conferences will be held in Ho Chi Minh City to promote cooperation in researching, developing and commercialising high-tech products, said representatives from the Saigon High-tech Park (SHTP) on August 15.

The events will focus on issues related to the research and application of new materials, the design and manufacturing of microelectronic systems (Mems), robot technology and artificial intelligence.

They aim to connect universities, research institutes and enterprises in high-tech research and application.

A conference on nanotechnology and new materials application will begin on August 31. It is expected to see the attendance of 12 leading researchers in the field, including Professor Sumio lijima from Japan’s Meijo University and Professor Munir Nayfeh from Illinois University of the US, who laid the foundation for the development of nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

Meanwhile, a forum on Mems on September 28 will provide a venue for participants to introduce Mems technology and aid the signing of technology contracts.

The event will also discuss investment attraction policies to boost the development of Mems industry, human resources development  to meet the demand of Mems development and the role of venture capital funds in developing Mems ecosystems.

The third conference, themed “Robot and  artificial intelligence” from November 16-17, will include three sessions, discussing the interaction between robots and humans amid the 4th Industrial Revolution, robot and  artificial intelligence for the development of smart cities and Vietnam in the era of robot technology and artificial intelligence.

Le Hoai Quoc, Director of the SHTP, said the park aims to lead in attracting investment and sci-tech development in Vietnam.

The conferences are hoped to foster sustainable development of the park, and help optimise its potential in the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution, he added.

So far, the SHTP has lured 7.3 billion USD of domestic and foreign investment capital. The park aims to draw about 600 million USD of foreign direct investment and its production value is estimated to hit 14 billion USD in 2018.-VNA