As Co-Chair of the third Industry 4.0 roundtable, Professor Calum Drummond, Interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor, STEM College and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research & Innovation and Vice-President, RMIT University shared RMIT's experience in collaborating with businesses on research commercialisation and the STEM College at RMIT. He also mentioned challenges and lessons learned from Australia on intellectual property in commercialisation of research.
As part of the event, RMIT University and VISTI announced the introduction of the RMIT x VISTI Innovation Connection Platform (ICP) in order to provide business solutions regarding to innovation, creativity and management fields. RMIT and VISTI will play the role of solution and scientific research provider based on actual needs of the businesses.
Professor Drummond affirmed, “In the future, we will continue to develop and promote the innovation platform, sharing our knowledge and collating knowledge from within Vietnam to create benefits for the people of Vietnam”.
He also said, “For the past six years, RMIT has been on a journey to ensure the University's research activities are increasingly relevant to the world beyond the academic world. In addition to the impact created in the academic community, through the conduct of excellent research and the publication and dissemination of new knowledge, RMIT is pursuing many different pathways to impact that lead to positive outcomes being realised beyond academia”.
Dr Kim Wimbush, CSIRO Counsellor and Aus4Innovation Program Director, Australian Embassy in Vietnam expressed his pleasure to see such a strategic collaboration between RMIT - a leading Australian university with its dynamic presence in Vietnam and VISTI – a policy advisory body to the government in the STI area. He could find great endeavour from RMIT and VISTI to establish a platform to substantially engage various players from both Australia and Vietnam in the ecosystem to collaborate and make the best of opportunities deriving from Industry 4.0.
Story: Dung Pham