Creative Idea Contest launched By Chi Thinh HCMC – The Vietnam National University-HCMC (VNU-HCM) has launched the Creative Idea Contest (CIC) 2018 with total prize money of VND1 billion. The contest is open to students from universities in southern Vietnam with ideas and startup projects covering multiple fields such as e-commerce, sharing economy, financial technology (fintech), educational technology (edutech), tourism, public projects, and projects for the disabled. It is jointly organized by VNU-HCM, the Information Technology Park and the University of Economics and Law to promote the spirit of innovation and business startups among university students and lecturers. The contest is sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology of HCMC and VNU-HCM’s Startup Fund. CIC 2018 offers one first prize worth VND50 million, one second prize worth VND30 million, two third prizes worth VND10 million each, three consolation prizes worth VND5 million each, and one Favorite prize worth VND5 million. In addition to cash, contestants can win some iStartX courses worth VND35 million each, one-year startup packages at ITP worth VND100 million each and valuable gifts from the sponsors. The first-prize winner will be awarded a short-term study trip to Singapore worth VND100 million. The deadline for registration is September 10, 2018. For more information, visit http://cic2018.itp.vn/.