UTS Rapido Vietnam project launches in Hanoi
Representatives from Sydney, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanam and Phu Yen came together to launch the Aus4Innovation project UTS Rapido Vietnam: Industry 4.0 for sustainable water systems.
UTS has been awarded AUD$1 million by the Australian Government’s new Aus4Innovation program.
Under the grant they will work with partners Vietnam National University, University of Engineering and Technology (VNU-UET) and Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) to equip rural communities in Vietnam with the tools to access and use real-time water quality data.
The project will apply emerging Industry 4.0 technologies to critical water systems, in order to improve quality of life and aquaculture practice.
HE Ms Robyn Mudie, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, spoke at the event.
This grant exemplifies how the Australia-Vietnam Innovation Partnership, one of the three pillars of strategic partnership, works in practice. By bringing together expertise from our two countries, we can invest in their shared goals and help our research institutions turn innovative ideas into practical solutions to address tough challenges and drive growth.
HE Ms Robyn Mudie, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam
Over the course of one year, two pilot projects will be carried out in regional Vietnam, bringing clean drinking water to communities in the Red River Delta, and safeguarding aquaculture industry and practice in Phu Yen.
The application of IoT platforms in water system management in these regional and remote communities will serve as a model for use across the country.
The ultimate impact of this project will come from technology transfer practices between research institutions and industry that are sustainable and truly Vietnamese, and can therefore be replicated across the country
Professor Eryk Dutkiewicz, UTS Chief Investigator
The project is funded by the Australian Government's new Aus4Innovation program, and leverages the partnerships UTS has established with VNU-UET and HCMUT through joint research centres in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Project partners include local industry in Vietnam, as well as industry partners from Australia.