USAID opens second innovation space in Vietnam

(VOVWORLD) -The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Arizona State University (ASU), and the University of Danang has officially launched a Maker Innovation Space Danang. 
USAID opens second innovation space in Vietnam - ảnh 1 The ceremony to launch Maker Innovation Space Danang (Photo: NK)

This is the second innovation space in Vietnam after the first one in Saigon Hi-tech Park, Ho Chi Minh city. The Space will be equipped with 3-D printers, laser cutters, a wood and metal shop, as well as advanced design software. It will help students gain skills to launch and test new technologies and innovative solutions for community development challenges. The Maker Innovation Space is part of the USAID Building University-Industry Learning and Development through Innovation and Technology (BUILD-IT) Alliance, a five-year project funded by USAID and implemented by ASU. The project is designed to help Vietnam modernize its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) higher education system.