A ceremony to present the Vietnam Fund for Supporting Technological Creations (VIFOTEC) Awards and the 2011 World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Awards for science and technology was held in Hanoi on April 27.

The VIFOTEC awards were presented for new innovations in mechanics automation, fabric technology, information technology, electronics, telecoms, bio-technologies, environmentally friendly technologies, and the efficient use of natural resources, energy saving devices and using new kinds of energy.

The WIPO also presented certificates and mementos to the best enterprises to apply intellectual property rights to production, the best project, the best female scientist and the best young scientist in the intellectual property field.

This year’s VIFOTEC awards included four first prizes, eleven second prizes, twenty four third prizes and forty three consolation prizes.-VNA