A workshop on the role of intellectual property (IP) in promoting socio-economic development was jointly held by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Hanoi on May 9.

The workshop discussed ways to bring contents concerning IP into socio-economic development polices amid the 4th industrial revolution, towards determining the role of ministries and sectors in integrating and developing IP issues in sectoral development policies, and acquiring experts’ recommendations for drafting the National Intellectual Property Strategy.

Participants also stressed the importance of State management agencies at all levels in outlining science- and technology-based socio-economic development policies, adding that it is necessary to create links for promoting innovation in research institutes, universities and enterprises.-VNA