Projects winning Qualcomm Vietnam Innovation Challenge 2021 announced hinh anh 1A promotional image of the contest (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) - Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of the US multinational corporation Qualcomm, on September 29 announced three winners at the final round of the Qualcomm Vietnam Innovation Challenge 2021 with prizes worth 225,000 USD in total.

Rostek project won the first prize. With its autonomous guided vehicle (AGV) and vehicle management system, Rostek provides a digital and hi-tech solution for transporting goods in factories and warehouses.

The second prize went to the AIOZ BeetleBot project with its indoor delivery robot, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) and voice interface to deliver items such as food or packages in an indoor environment. BeetleBot is suitable for hospitals, and supports delivery in the context of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BusMap project of Phenikaa MaaS Technology JSC got the third prize. Its AI-integrated camera system called bHub allows users to monitor safety factors when driving through an image recognition device, thus assuring the safety for both drivers and passengers amidst the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung, Vietnam has been entering a new era of 5G, AI, cloud computing and diverse applications of IoT technology.

The ministry encourages start-up communities to continue to show off their lightning-fast innovation ability for Vietnam, he said.

Launched in 2019, the Qualcomm Vietnam Innovation Challenge 2021 aims to incubate innovative startups in new technology fields. It encourages enterprises to create new products in key technology areas using Qualcomm Technologies' technologies and mobile platforms.

Alex Rogers, President of Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL) and Global Affairs, said that the programme was launched to encourage startups show their strength and creativity, thus further promoting development of Vietnam's startup ecosystem.

The Qualcomm Vietnam Innovation Challenge 2022 has officially opened for registration at