Technology fair, innovative startup festival open in Can Tho hinh anh 1At the fair (Photo: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) –
A technology and equipment fair and a fest for innovative startups in the Mekong Delta (Techmart-Techfest Mekong 2019) opened in Can Tho city on October 22, bringing together nearly 200 participants.

With 250 booths, the participating institutes, schools, organisations and businesses introduced 800 research projects, focusing on food and seafood processing, and the production of bio products and by-products in service of rice and seafood export.

Products of more than 30 individuals and innovative startups in Can Tho and other Mekong Delta localities were also displayed on this occasion.
Besides, the event included matchmaking sessions between investors and startup projects, and workshops where entrepreneurs shared their success and failure stories.

In his opening remarks, Tran Van Tung, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, said Techmart-Techfest Mekong 2019 creates an environment to link science and technology with production and business, and step up technological transfer and scientific application in production and daily life. 

It also aims to help businesses renew technologies, equipment and production methods, improve their competitiveness, promote their products and expand the market, he said.

Techmart-Techfest Mekong 2019 is one of a series of similar events to be held in the southeastern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, and Hanoi in the north. It is also an opener for the national innovative startup festival in Ha Long city, the northern province of Quang Ninh, on December 3-6, according to the official./.