SVF HAS MEETING WITH PROVINCIAL LEADERS TO DISCUSS ABOUT PROVINCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM
🍀 On February 7th, SVF organizes the Conference named “Summary of building and development of ecosystems for provincials’ innovation and entrepreneurship in the period from 2014 to 2019, announcing the Cooperation and Grant Program in the period from 2020 to 2025”. The conference brings together Vietnamese provinces and cities administration scholars that have officially cooperated with SVF, the SVF Board of Directors and the partners to improve the capacity of the local startup ecosystem. “The conference is organized today to share with the localities the lessons learned that SVF has had over the past 5 years, we have also conducted a summary of the lessons, knowledge and methods to discuss with the leaders and outline the activities that will be carried out together in the near future, these are very important steps in building a startup ecosystem. ” - Mr. Pham Duy Hieu - Vice Chairman of SVF Fund Management Council shares about the objectives of the conference.
🍀 At the conference, local leaders learn about the "Models for measuring the growth of the Innovation and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (IEEM)" - IEEM offers a comprehensive approach to the innovation and entrepreneurship of the ecosystem. SVF also presents a report measuring the maturity of the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in seven local provinces where SVF has strategic cooperation, showing the close relationships between the ecosystem and local socio-economic growth rates, and recommendations to help promote strengths and limit remedies and minimize risks.
From a local perspective in the process of building a Startup Ecosystem, Mr. Nguyen Van Duong - Chairman of Dong Thap People's Committee presents the 3-year journey of Building a Startup and Development Ecosystem, orienting the economic development of Dong Thap province in the upcoming year. Following that, there is also the signing ceremony of cooperation between SVF and Dong Thap People's Committee for the 2020-2025 cooperation program on building an innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem associated with strategic goals for local socio-economic development. This is a great step of SVF and Dong Thap province on the path of fulfilling its mission.
Besides Dong Thap, Thua Thien - Hue and Dak Lak are also localities where the level of ecosystem development is highly appreciated by SVF. Mr. Phan Thien Dinh - Vice Chairman of the People's Committee of Thua Thien - Hue province has shared about the process of accompanying SVF in recent years to identify goals for the next stage. Mr. Nguyen Tuan Ha - Vice Chairman of the People's Committee of Dak Lak Province identifies the activity of improving the local innovation ecosystems as a key task, facilitating the Investment Fund for Innovative Startups to come into operation and support local startup businesses. Sharing at the conference, Mr. Nguyen Hoa Cuong - Director of the National Innovation and Innovation Center, Ministry of Planning and Investment, says that SVF's activities are not the trending movements but providing guidelines to help institutions in charge better understand what needs to be done in the process of building a startup and innovation ecosystem in Vietnam.
Mr. Peter Vaz – Director of "Provincial Capacity Building Project" of United States Agency for International Development (SPC - USAID), one of SVF's important partners, expresses his views on the importance of the components of the startup ecosystem in Vietnam and also expresses his belief in the development of the startup and innovation of the ecosystem in the provinces.
🍀 At the conference, Mr. Nguyen Viet Duc, General Director of Innovation Capital Management (ICM) shares with all the guests "Model of promoting creative startup capital in the provinces”, providing general ideas for the provinces to pay attention to building a startup investment ecosystem in the locality and promoting the development of the remaining components. With many years of expertise, focusing on the provision of measurement tools and methodologies drawn from the experience of SVF and the provincial administration scholars, together with partners applying the approach to open the way for many localities in strategic planning and implementation of building a startup ecosystem in their provinces. This is considered a great leap not only for SVF but also for the national startup ecosystem.
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