To have many “midwife” for science

Posted at: FRIday - 07/02/2014 15:33 - post name: Phan Trọng Quỳnh

 
To have many “midwife” for science

The intermediate organizations of science and technology market will be established, such as Technology Promotion Center and technology exchange; Center for technological transfer promotion and support; organization for supporting Intellectual assets valuation, etc.

It is necessary for science to have more “midwife”

The Law on Science and Technology (S&T) which was issued on June 18th, 2013 and was effective and enforceable on January 1st, 2014 on building up and developing the science and technology market was considered as a breakthrough of legal basis to promote trading activities and commercialize the outcomes of scientist research and technological development. The Item 5 of this Article specified that “the State establishes and promotes organizations and individuals to establish the organization of scientific and technological services and center for technological transfer promotion and support; technology promotion center and technology exchange; and technology-equipment market.”

The organizations mentioned at the Item 5 above are the intermediate organizations of the technology market, where provide technical infrastructure, support transaction, purchase and sell technology and intellectual assets, create an advantageous transaction environment for participants to find out the information, exchange, and negotiate, purchase and sell technology and intellectual assets, transfer technology, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of enterprises. 

Up to now, however, the shortage of documents stipulating the establishment as well as operation for intermediate organizations of the technology market is one of causes for intellectual assets commercialization and limited outcomes of scientific research and technological development with a low level of value-added for the society. It is an important issue which needs to be solved promptly to form the united and synchronous system of intermediate organizations, contributing into developing the science and technology market in particular and national economy-society in general.  

Therefore, in order to guide timely the synchronous implementation of Article 69 of the Law on Science and Technology in particular as well as to promote the development of science and technology market in general, it is necessary to enforce the Circular on guiding the establishment of intermediate organizations of the science and technology market. 

The intermediate organizations of the science and technology market in this Circular are science and technology organizations which play the intermediate roles and support the parties to the transaction in the technology market, including Technology Promotion Center and technology exchange; Center for technological transfer promotion  and support; Organization for supporting intellectual assets valuation; and Organization providing other scientific and technological services for participants of science and technology market.

The Technology Promotion Center and technology exchange function as providing technology under the demands of organizations and individuals and ensuring that transactors will offer for purchase and sale and transfer technology legally, safely, and effectively.

The functions of the Center for technological transfer promotion and support are promoting the order of scientific research and technological development, cooperating investment to complete technological research, and transferring technology between organizations of scientific research and technology development and enterprises.

The functions of the organization for supporting intellectual assets valuation are supporting the business of intellectual assets valuation for participants of technological transaction, commercializing the outcomes of scientific research and technological development, and contributing capital to the investment and establishment of the science and technology enterprises.    

This organization acts as a technology go-between; assesses and values technology; appraises technology; appraises technological equipment; provides representative services of intellectual property;  provides services associated with standards, measurement, and quality of products; provides services of consultancy, training, technological support, technological innovation, and others to meet the demands of the parties to science and technology market.

Technology Promotion Center and technology exchange are responsible for developing and carrying out regulation on operational association with the centers for technological transfer promotion and support, organization for supporting intellectual assets valuation, and organization providing other scientific and technological services for participants of science and technology market; with other technology exchange and Technology Promotion Centers in the whole country;  with the agencies and organizations managing the information of technology and invention as well as technological import-export; and with the agencies and organizations with ability to provide information of technological demand of enterprises, organizations, and individuals trading in fields, industries, and localities.

The Center for technological transfer promotion and support is responsible for developing and implementing the regulations on operational association with science and technology organizations with demands for commercialization of results of scientific research and technological development; with science and technology enterprises, investors, inventors, researchers, manufacturing  enterprises, and service enterprises with potential for technological application and transfer; with other Centers for technological transfer promotion and support, technology promotion centers, and technology exchange.

Organization for supporting intellectual assets valuation and organization providing other scientific and technological services for participants of science and technology market are responsible for taking part in associating, developing, and carrying out the association with the Technology Promotion Centers, technology exchange, and Center for technological transfer promotion and support.

Annually, the intermediate organizations of technology market are responsible for providing report and assessment of the outcomes of regulations on operational association to the state management agencies in the scientific and technological fields in the provinces and cities affiliated the central and relevant ministries and sectors as well as submitting report to the Ministry of Science and Technology through the Department for development of science and technology market and enterprise.

Translated by Nga Nguyen

Author: Thu Ha
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