Date : March 04 2020
Vietnamese-German University (VGU) hosted the awareness-raising seminar and stakeholder workshop in Thu Dau Mot city, Vietnam on March 2. The seminar and workshop had three main objectives: to disseminate the knowledge about the project, to promote and raise the awareness in smart and energy efficient lighting, and to gather information on the current knowledge gap and capacity building needs in the field of energy efficient and smart lighting in Vietnam.
The seminar was attended by 67 participants representing universities, local authority departments, research Institutes, and industries in the field of smart lighting, lighting equipment, and energy efficiency services. In total eight presentations on various topics were delivered by mix of project partners ( both European and Vietnamese) and local actors ( Vietnamese industry). Presentations were followed by discussion focusing on the current knowledge gap in the country.
On the second day, the project members had a chance to visit the VGU new campus in Ben Cat, Binh Duong and enjoyed the lab tours in Eastern International University (EIU) and VGU. The discussions at the VGU and EIU labs were focused on lighting lab establishment/upgrade. In the afternoon project members had very useful meeting to finalize need assessment survey questions. Project coordinator also visited Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) on 4th March to discuss with the university management about the project, and on course update and lab upgrade.(March 04 2020)