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Opportunity Grants for Vietnam-related research projects

18.05.2021 — Local news Vietnam
Postdoctoral scientists, senior scientists and professors of Swiss institutions are eligible to apply for Opportunity Grants on research topics with a link to Vietnam. Such grants aim at increasing the visibility of Swiss science, technology and innovation in Vietnam, whilst fostering collaborations between researchers and research institutions of both countries. The call is open to all scientific disciplines and fields of research, including social sciences and humanities.

Swiss-Vietnamese Research Program

15.10.2020 — Press release Vietnam
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Vietnamese National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) have agreed to substantially increase their cooperation. A new common funding program launched on 1 October 2020 enables researchers from Vietnam and Switzerland to submit joint research projects.

Switzerland to fund an innovative project in agriculture sector

17.07.2019 — Press release Vietnam
An agreement has been signed today by Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Lê Quốc Doanh and the Swiss Ambassador to Vietnam, Mrs. Beatrice Maser Mallor to fund phase 3 of the project “Remote Sensing-based Information and Insurance for Crops in emerging Economies”, or RIICE, over the next 24 months.

A high-risk infrastructure project turned to a highly marketable resource

24.06.2019 — Local news Vietnam
In November 2018, InfraCo Asia divested its stake in the 29.7MW Coc San Hydropower project to TEPCO, the largest electric utility company in Japan. InfraCo Asia is currently funded by three members of PIDG – the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the UK Department for International Development (UKAid).

Understanding Floods in Mekong Delta

13.03.2019 — Local news Vietnam
Recently, the SECO funded “Mekong Urban flood proofing and drainage project” has released a video illustrating the causes of the floods in the Mekong Delta. The video supports to understand different aspects of overflows in the delta.

Switzerland supports the development of Vietnam’s startup ecosystem

01.12.2018 — Local news Vietnam
Da Nang, Vietnam. The Techfest Vietnam 2018 was held in Da Nang City on November 29th to December 1st with the guiding principle “FROM HERE. TO GLOBAL”. Switzerland through the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) supports the startup ecosystem development in Vietnam since 2015.

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