On 7 July 2016, Hoa Lac IoT Lab - the first IoT lab in Vietnam - was officially launched at Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park, a science city located in the outskirts of Hanoi. Attended by Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Pham Dai Duong, the lab aims to support technology startups focusing on IoT to build applications and solutions in Vietnam.
Situated inside the Hi-Tech Business Incubator, Hoa Lac IoT Lab includes exhibition and demo areas, research and development offices for the organisations, experts and IoT startups. Privately funded by Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park, DTT Technology Group, Intel and Dell Vietnam, the lab will play an important role in providing the necessary resources for IoT products to be developed, tested and exhibited before being commercialised.
A conference titled “Science and Technology Development Cooperation Hoa Lac 2016” discussing the topic of IoT took place together with the opening ceremony of the lab. At the conference, Mr. Nguyen Lam Thanh, General Secretary of Vietnam Digital Communication Association, outlines the importance of the lab in supporting the startup community in the new and exciting IoT sector in Vietnam. Citing the examples of Malaysia and Korea, DTT Technology Group’s director Nguyen The Trung highlighted the role of the government in creating an open ecosystem for small and medium enterprises to cooperate and develop Vietnam’s IoT developments, making use of the market’s young population and cheap labour cost.
Besides its founding members, Hoa Lac IoT Lab will be expanding its membership to enterprises, organisations and individuals who are interested in having their products in the Lab. It will also support start-ups by providing its membership, services and resources free-of-charge.
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