About us Introduction

On July 10, 2018, IID Institute received license No. A-1946 from the Ministry of Science and Technology to operate as a science and technology organization in the fields of innovation and development-related research, provision of science and technology services, and domestic and international cooperation. 

The IID Institute has had three generations of presidents:

  • Assoc. Professor of Science Vo Dai Luoc, term 2018-2020
  • Mr. Nguyen Ba Ngo, 12-2020 to 03-2022
  • Dr. Chu Van Thang, beginning in March 2022 and continuing to the present

In its early beginnings, the Vietnam Research Institute for Innovation & Development concentrated on innovation research and economic development. From 2021 up to now, with a new staff structure, the IID Institute’s development has a new focus on innovation and sustainable development, with a greater scope for innovation and economic development.

Executive Board

Prof. Vo Dai Luoc, Founder of IID, Chair of VAPEC organisation

General Director of the Asia-Pacific Economic Center, member of the Economic Advisory Council of The Vietnamese Fatherland Front.He was a former member of the Advisory Group for Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet.

Dr. Chu Van Thang, Director, IID Institute

He is a senior advisor of the National Startup Program, Project 844: “Supporting the national innovation startup ecosystem until 2025”. In addition, he is a consultant for the Aus4 Innovation program – Development cooperation program of the Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Vietnam; Expert in Business Administration, Vietnam – Finland Innovation Partnership Program phase 1 (IPP)

Associate Professor Dr. Truong Thi Nam Thang, Head of Research Institute IID

Truong Thi Nam Thang is founder and director of the Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CSIE) under the National Economics University since 2017. She is also Associate Professor at the Faculty of Business Management since 2014, appointed since 2019 Associate Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Innovation, University of Cambridge. Since 2020, she accumulates another responsibility of lead researcher at the Vietnam Research Institute for Innovation and Development (VID) – local not for profit organisation.

Advisory Council

Dr. Dinh Anh Tuan, Management consultant and social impact measurement Institute IID.

He is lecture in a Investment Economics Department, Investment Faculty, National Economics University, Ha Noi. He used to participate in INDP’s Fostering Social Impact Business in Vietnam project

Dr. Duong Tran Đức, Product Development Advisor, IID Institute

Dr. Duong Tran Duc, Technology Specialist, Lecturer at Post and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, Technology Advisor of IID Institute.