The Hanoitimes - The biggest-ever event is expected to bring foreign investors to Vietnam and innovate sustainability for Vietnamese startup ecosystems. The Hanoi Innovation Summit is a brand new international event held for the first time in Hanoi, attracting more than 100 international speakers, hundreds of domestic and foreign innovators, investors and startups, and more than 3,000 attendees. Hanoi Innovation Summit - the biggest-ever event attracting global innovators and investors to Vietnam. Photo: HIS Taking place on August 29-30, the summit is co-created by two France-based companies Schoolab and Startup Sesame, and is co-hosted by the Hanoi People’s Committee and the Ministry of Planning and Investment. Major tech players attending Hanoi Innovation Summit (HIS) include AWS, Microsoft, IBM, TechCrunch, NBC News, Golden Gate Venture, Click Ventures, among others. Experts are those from Finnish ecological champion Nordic 247 to South-Korean-based … [Read more...] about How big is Hanoi Innovation Summit?
Monetizing innovation book
Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man (L) unveil the Vietnam Book of Innovation 2019 at the event (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Book of Innovation 2019 was made public in Hanoi on August 23, introducing 74 outstanding scientific-technological research projects and solutions selected from 141 entries submitted by ministries, sectors, organisations and localities. Addressing the launching ceremony, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man said the works mentioned in the book have proved their use in their respective areas. Many of the solutions have contributed to enhancing the living conditions of the community, promoting economic development, protecting the environment, improving health care and education service quality, boosting agricultural production, ensuring defence, saving energy, and increasing competitiveness of … [Read more...] about Vietnam Book of Innovation 2019 introduces 74 new solutions
The Vietnam Innovation Yellow Book is the joint responsibility of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA), and related agencies, members of the Vietnam Fatherland Front. Published for the first time in 2016, the series of Vietnam Innovation Yellow Book aims at honoring and popularizing scientific and technological innovations of the Vietnamese working in the country as well as abroad. It focuses on the fields of economic development, national defense and construction. Each year, the number of innovative projects or solutions being chosen is in accordance with the number of year for the anniversary of National Day. During these three years, the selection and compilation stage has always ensured transparency, democracy, and objectivity while fully honoring the intellectual property right of each project’s author (or group of authors). This task has also strictly … [Read more...] about Innovation Yellow Book to select 74 prominent science-technology projects
Low investment in technological innovation and human resources development could be undermining the competiveness of the Vietnamese economy and businesses, especially amid the country’s drive towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Analysts warn that Vietnam must do more to avoid becoming a low-tech dumping ground The Ministry of Planning and Investment’s (MPI) General Statistics Office recently conducted a survey on Vietnamese manufacturing and processing innovation levels for the 2012-2017 period, on the threshold of Industry 4.0 penetrating the country. Results showed that domestic business spending on research and development (R&D) remains limited, with an average 6.5 per cent of enterprises engaging in R&D. “This is in line with the fact that over 97 per cent of local businesses are small- and medium-sized. They lack capital, skills, technology, and modern machinery, so they cannot conduct R&D,” said Luong Van Khoi, vice … [Read more...] about Burning need to push innovation
Tubudd’s website. Like searching for hotels on booking platforms, on Tubudd’s website and app, travellers can look for local guides who match their travel needs and budgets through a few simple clicks. - VNS Photo Khánh DươngViet Nam News Khánh Dương HÀ NỘI — What’s the best way to explore a city from a local point of view? For Vũ Thái An, the CEO of a tourism start-up, it’s travelling with local people. About five years ago before starting her masters in Manchester, An took a tour around Việt Nam as a backpacker with two Canadian friends. During the trip, she realised there was a market for helping foreign backpackers to avoid tourist traps and experience true Vietnamese life. Most tours and individual trips don’t offer this experience and cost more than necessary with restricted schedules. An nurtured the dream of connecting foreign tourists with locals in Việt Nam while … [Read more...] about Innovative start-ups exploit technology to unlock tourism potential