Outstanding projects in student start-up contest recognised hinh anh 1At the awards cerermony (Photo: VOV)

Hanoi (VNA) - Prominent start-up projects from students were honoured at the final of a contest held on December 21 and 22 as part of the 2020 National Startup Day for Students, or SV.Startup.

A first prize of 60 million VND (2,580 USD) in cash was presented to a project from the HCM City University of Education on turning agricultural waste into wrapping paper. The project will also receive a support package totalling 115 million VND and a chance to vie for an additional 40,000 USD in investment.

Meanwhile, the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak’s Department of Education and Training bagged 30 million VND in cash for a project on producing organic drinking straws.

According to the organising board, 72 outstanding projects qualified for the final, many of which have already been rolled out and posted impressive revenue and profits.

At a workshop on the development of start-up clubs and training courses in secondary and high schools, held on December 22 within the framework of SV.Startup, participants discussed measures to bolster these clubs and build start-up ecosystems./.