30 plus activities to take place during HCM City’s innovation, startup week hinh anh 1At the press conference for WHISE 2019 (Photo: khampha.vn)

HCM City (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh City Innovation, Startup and Entrepreneurship Week (WHISE 2019) will take place from October 15-19, announced the municipal Department of Science and Technology on October 2.

The event has been jointly held by the HCM City People’s Committee and the Embassy of Finland in Vietnam since 2017.

More than 30 activities, including workshops, startup programmes and contests to honour organisations and individuals who have made contributions to the city’s innovation and startup ecosystem will be held in various locations and joined by nearly 20 domestic and foreign agencies.

Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Science and Technology Nguyen Khac Thanh said the event this year will offer chances for the city’s startup community to evaluate the results of recent innovation and startup activities, especially effective models in the field.

WHISE 2019 will also touch upon issues related to the significance of scientific-technological application in the construction and development of an innovative and smart city, notably a workshop on 3D printing.

A forum on startup education will also be arranged at the event to discuss the role and position of tertiary educational establishments in the startup ecosystem. There will also be a ceremony to launch a 4.0 education alliance.

A symposium on innovative solutions from Finland on smart city building will look to seek solutions and strategic orientations to turn HCM City into a smart and innovation startup city in the future.

In addition, an exhibition will showcase products from 120 firms in digital transition, information technology, e-commerce and more./.