Nationwide contest launched to find useful inventions

Tuesday, 2014-08-05 10:50:24
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The press announcement for the 2014 invention contest
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Nhan Dan – The Ministry of Science of Technology (MOST) has launched a contest in search of new inventions that can be widely applied for practical needs in daily life as well as inventions which will spur socio-economic development.

The contest is being organised in partnership with the World Intellectual Property Organisation, science agencies of Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as the Intellectual Property and Creativity Magazine.

All Vietnamese citizens who have developed technical inventions after December 31, 2008 and did not take part in the 2013 contest are eligible for the 2014 invention contest. Submissions will be received up until September 30, 2014.

MOST Deputy Minister Tran Van Tung said in a press briefing on August 4 that the contest is an opportunity for inventors to promote their technical creations and to establish a business with potential investors.

Last year, the contest organisers received 146 applications in a wide range of areas, including mechanics, automation, material science, environmental technology and biological technology, many of which have been successfully commercialised both at home and abroad.

An award ceremony for finalists of the contest is scheduled for November this year.