Startups co-found network of neuroscience labs in Vietnam

Wednesday, 2017-08-02 12:09:51
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NDO/VNA – Two tech startups from Vietnam and Australia have agreed to establish a network of laboratories for neuroscience studies, called Neuro Lab, in Vietnam.

Vietnam’s DTT Technology Group and Australia-based bioinformatics company EMOTIV signed a memorandum of understanding at Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park, in Hanoi on August 1, to set up the laboratories, with the aim of fostering electroencephalography (EEG) research and applying the technology in different areas, including healthcare, education, marketing and brain-computer interfaces.

In his remarks at the signing ceremony, DTT Director General Nguyen The Trung expressed his hope that Neuro Lab will provide an opportunity for Vietnamese students to participate in brain-related STEM (Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics) courses. It is also the beginning of a long-term cooperation in neuroscience studies between the two companies, he said.

Trung lauded Vietnamese-Australian EMOTIV CEO Le Tan for her efforts in enhancing Vietnam’s technological capacity.

An example of such efforts is EMOTIV Insight, a wireless EEG headset which is able to record brainwaves and translate them into meaningful data, which was designed in the US and developed at an EMOTIV lab in Australia and has since been partly produced in Vietnam, he added.

At the beginning, Neuro Labs will be located at Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park’s IoT Lab and STEM Academy at Dolphin Plaza in Hanoi. The two firms plan to expand the lab network across high schools and universities nationwide.