Australian Embassy

Media release - 11 January 2019

Building partnership for the future with Aus4Innovation project


The Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam and Australian Government enhance commitment to boost cooperation on science, technology and creative innovation, with the official launch of Australia – Vietnam Innovative Project under the name Aus4Innovation.

Aus4Innovation is the keynote program designed to implement the Partnership on Innovation between Australia and Vietnam, which was initially established in APEC 2017 by former Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Ms Julie Bishop and Minister of Science and Technology of Vietnam Mr Chu Ngoc Anh.

“Through Aus4Innovation, we want to share Australia’s best knowledge and experience in both public and private sectors, in order to support Vietnam to utilize the benefits of new technology to build the future of the economy” – said Mr Craig Chittick, Head of Mission, Australian Embassy in Vietnam.

Aus4Innovation is a 10-million Australian dollar cooperative development program, which was designed to strengthen Vietnam’s innovative ecosystem, build long-term partnership between scientists and researchers, and support Vietnamese Government and people in seizing the opportunities offered by Industrial Revolution 4.0.

“Asia is on the threshold of major changes and Aus4Innovation program is an interesting opportunity for Australia to support Vietnam in utilizing their experience and skills, and establishing new and long-term science and technology connections” – Mr Chittick continued.

“This is also a prime example of our approach in further boosting Vietnam – Australia Strategic Partnership.”

Aus4Innovation helps discover emerging fields of the transform of digital technology, experiment new partnership models between organizations in public and private sectors, enhance Vietnam’s capability in technology foresight, construct scenarios, commercialize technological researches, and formulate policies relating to innovation.

Aus4Innovation is the fruit of cooperation among the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam, Australian Embassy in Hanoi, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra, and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO).