Six projects enter final round of national startup competition hinh anh 1A team presents their startup project at the final of the national startup competition 2018 on December 26 (Photo: 

HCM City (VNA) – The final of the national startup competition 2018 took place in Ho Chi Minh City on December 26 with six projects in the shortlist.

The competition was launched by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), the Dien dan doanh nghiep (Business Forum) newspaper, and BK Holdings.

It attracted nearly 250 leading projects of 37 universities from 27 provinces and cities nationwide.

The six finalists consist of a smart agricultural solution, an Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem for innovative businesses, amphibious houses adapting to climate change in the Mekong Delta, the production of microbiological products from bagasse powder to serve intensive shrimp farming, herbal food production, and a pig farming model.

Chu Tuan Anh, Director of the Aptech programmer training system, said there are more potential projects and those already implemented in this year’s competition.

Notably, it also records some projects relating to Industry 4.0 technologies such as the IoT. The presence of these projects is very important since they mark a new stage of information technology application in Vietnam, he noted.

A startup festival will be organised in Hanoi next month to present prizes to winners and invite investment to the projects. –VNA