Competition to seek initiatives for national innovation ecosystem hinh anh 1Vietnam Young Initiatives (InnoCity) 2021 competition aims to collect initiatives for the national creativity and innovation ecosystem (Photo: InnoCity fanpage)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnam Young Initiatives (InnoCity) 2021 competition, which aims to collect initiatives for the national creativity and innovation ecosystem, has been launched by the Vietnamese Student Association in the Netherlands and the Global Network of Young Vietnamese Intellectuals. 

Organised for the first time with Europe as the starting location, the competition is open to young people and students aged 18-30 who are studying at European institutions, universities, and colleges or living in European countries.

The competition aims to collect initiatives and solutions with high applicability from young Vietnamese intellectuals to serve the goal of improving quality of life in Vietnam or that have the potential to promote startups and innovation in the country.

Inspired by the concept of “smart city”, the InnoCity competition is expected to create a large playing field for young Vietnamese living in Europe to offer their solutions relating to energy - environment, smart education, digital heath - public health, transport, and other urgent sectors for the development of smart cities in Vietnam.

The application round will last until July 15. The second stage, from August 1 to August 29, will be for constructing ideas and models. The third phase, from August 31 to September 30, will be for the trial of ideas and the development of product prototypes.

The organisers will select 12 teams for the final round on October 2./.