The Department of Science and Technology on October 19 gave the I-Star Awards 2019 and cash prizes worth VND50 million (US$2,149) each to 12 organizations and individuals for their outstanding startup and innovation achievements.
118 businesses in Ho Chi Minh City were able to raise VND3,300 billion (US$142 million) for scientific-technological purposes, VND889 billion ($38.3 million) of which has been used for re-investment in scientific-technological activities.
The Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Department of Science and Technology has lately launched various activities and policies to support companies to register for a science-technology business (STB) certificate to enjoy preferential conditions. However, these favorable policies seem still out of reach to them.
The Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Department of Information and Communications is going to cooperate with the HCMC Department of Science and Technology to offer guidance for the HCMC People’s Committee to form a steering committee on artificial intelligence (AI) research and implementation in the city from 2019 – 2025.
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Science and Technology (DoST) has continuously organized various activities to boost scientific research and development which are closely linked with innovative startup in hope of actively contributing to social-economic growth and creating a strong foundation for other industries operating in the city.
The Communist Youth Union and the Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Education and Training, the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology associations in Ho Chi Minh City launched the 13th creative competition for adolescence