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Nationwide competition searches for innovation

Representatives attend the competition launch ceremony in Hà Nội. — VNS Photo Thu Trang

HÀ NỘI — A competition for inventors with the theme “Innovative Technology for Daily Life” was launched today in Hà Nội.

The competition is being held by the Ministry of Science and Technology’s National Office for Intellectual Property of Việt Nam (NOIP), the World Intellectual Property Organisation, the Korean Intellectual Property Office and Vietnam Television.

Đinh Hữu Phí, director of the NOIP, said that the annual competition, first launched in 2013, aimed at encouraging creative research for technological measures in order to improve quality of life.

The competition encouraged innovative works which could be applied widely, easily and economically to meet real demands and then contribute to the nation’s socio-economic development, said Phí.

All Vietnamese citizens living in Việt Nam are eligible to enter the competition.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for April next year.

More information is available on the website

In 2013, a rice harvesting machine won first prize. The machine, designed by Hoàng Thắng Plastic Co Ltd from the southern city of Cần Thơ, is now widely used in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta and central provinces.