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Industry 4.0 for sustainable water systems
UTS has been awarded AUD$1 million by the Federal Government’s new Aus4Innovation program to improve water systems in Vietnam.
The project, Water Systems with Industry 4.0 Technology Implementation to Enable Sustainable Communities in Red River Delta and Phu Yen, applies Industry 4.0 technologies in different water systems across Vietnam.
Through joint research centres in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the project will bring new technologies to communities and local industry.
The overarching aim of the project is to establish a local version of the successful UTS Rapido unit, which bridges the academia-industry gap.
A rapid prototyping model for Vietnam?
UTS Rapido, an advanced technology development unit established in 2016, is a model of interest to the emerging Vietnamese technology sector looking for ways to develop collaborations between industry and tertiary institutions.
At the Australia-Vietnam Partnership Showcase in Ho Chi Minh City on 25 May, Professor Myriam Amielh, Associate Dean External Engagement and Stuart Warren, Rapido Delivery Manager, presented the concept with examples of projects already underway.
Faculty research strengths drive new partnership in Vietnam
Emerging technologies are the focus of a new joint research centre launched between UTS and Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) in Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City recently announced its strategy to become Vietnam’s first smart city, so this Research Centre is perfectly placed to harness an abundant and highly-skilled workforce whose development will be supported by experts in Vietnam and Australia. Each year research associates will be recruited
in Vietnam to spend a year at the Centre before travelling to Sydney for an additional year at UTS.
Vietnamese DFAT Fellows Flood Management Plans
In a country prone to flooding, and with a growing population (90 million plus), it is imperative for Vietnam to develop floodplain strategies which mitigate risk to life, property and infrastructure, and consequent social and economic damage.
In May, the UTS Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater hosted delegates from Vietnamese academia, government and industry, with Australian Government support through the Australia Awards Fellowships to build capacity in Vietnamese flood management.
New Joint Centre for Cooperative Research at Vietnam National University
The latest stage in the partnership between UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT and Vietnam National University is the official launch of the Joint Research Centre and the joint delivery of the first research workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam.
DVC Research Prof Glenn Wightwick accompanied Dean Ian Burnett and a FEIT delegation to Hanoi for the official launch of the JRC and UTS lab space on the VNU campus. The launch was supported by the Australian Government, and attended by Mr Craig Chittick, Australia’s Ambassador to Vietnam.