Tran Thi Hong Lan

Deputy Director General, State Of Technology Innovation (SATI), Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam (MOST)

Tran Thi Hong Lan has 34 years of experience in S&T management, technology innovation application, technology development, promotion of technology transfer, innovation, implementation of searching and transferring technologies for organizations and businesses in Vietnam and overseas. She is a Member of the Standing Committee of Vietnam Federation of Agriculture and Rural Development Associations (VFARDA), Deputy Director of Project Management Unit of “Vietnam Climate Innovation Center – VCIC” – MOST and The World Bank, and a Member of the Founding Council for WELEAD – Network of Trailblazing Women Leaders Driving Change (WeLead). Additionally, she is a Member of Climate Leaders Network in Vietnam (IFC – The World Bank Group) and a Member of the Executive Committee of Female Intellectual Association of Ministry of Science and Technology.

Her experience extends to roles such as Deputy Director of General and Planning Department, Vietnam Academy for Water Resources, Ministry of Agriculture and Trade. She has been instrumental in managing the National Program on Technology Innovation for the period of 2011 – 2020 and the period of 2021 – 2030, as well as serving on the Steering Committee of the National Science and Technology Market Development Program for the period 2011-2020 and the period up to 2030.

Furthermore, she has participated in research on policies to promote application and development of technology for SMEs, support to promote technology transfer, application and commercialization of technology research results, and implementing technology supply and demand connection activities between scientists and businesses contributing to the development of the technology market to serve enterprises in technology innovation, new product development, and enhancement of technology-based competitiveness. She has suggested solutions to improve the effectiveness of technology connection activities and technology transfer from research institutes for enterprises.

She is recognized as an expert on policy, domestic and international technology supply and demand connection consulting and serves on the Editorial Board of 11 volumes: Technical Handbook of Irrigation – Agriculture Publishing House. She has also participated in the National Technology Innovation Program and the National program on development of Science and Technology Market, and has authored articles on supporting enterprises to apply S&T to agriculture and rural areas; international experience on policies to support SMEs in applying science and technology to agriculture and rural areas, proposing some solutions to support the introduction of scientific research products into agricultural production, published on New Rural Magazine, Vietnam National University Journal of Science, Policy Research, and Vietnam S&T Magazine.