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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Vietnam seeks to hire foreign R&D talent



A new Vietnamese Government decree is coming into force which will enable overseas Vietnamese and foreign experts to be hired as leaders of science and technology organisztions and projects in Vietnam.  In a bid to help prioritize research and development, the Vietnamese government is seeking to attract expertise from abroad. They will simplify visa, work and family procedures in a bid to attract talent.

The key conditions for such overseas Vietnamese and foreign experts include that that they own patents or plant varieties in relation to key technologies that Vietnam wishes to encourage, or that they have held relevant R&D management positions.

Vietnam has been building a catalogue of policies to encourage R&D, having seen how weak it's technology position is in SE Asia - see here for more details.

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