At the event (Source: VNA)
 
HCM City (VNA) – Seven start-ups competed in the final round of the Internet of Things (IoT) Start-up Competition in Ho Chi Minh City on October 16.

Organised by the Saigon High-tech Park’s Incubator Centre, the competition took the theme “Building IoT-based Smart City” with a view to promoting start-up spirit in IoT and seeking excellent start-up ideas to build a sustainable IoT start-up ecosystem.

The event was in response to the Ho Chi Minh City Innovation, Startup and Entrepreneurship Week 2018 and the government’s smart city development plan.

Le Thanh Nguyen, Director of the centre, said over the past 12 years, the centre has become a prestigious destination for start-ups in Vietnam.

He said the competition, launched in May 2018, attracted over 60 projects. Seven of them in Group A for students were honoured and seven others in Group B for start-ups competed in the final round.

Outstanding projects in Group B include IoT Kit – Blocky that facilitates connectivity, NRobot for education, and G-Smart that helps parents monitor children’s access to the Internet.-VNA