Vietnam wins high prizes at Seoul International Invention Fair hinh anh 1The Dung Quat oil refinery (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam claimed high prizes at the Seoul International Invention Fair 2017 (SIIF 2017) held in the Republic of Korea (RoK) from November 30 to December 3.

The event was jointly organised by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the International Federation of Investors Associations (IFIA).

The work “automatic control and optimization of energy for crude oil distillation, Dung Quat oil refinery” by scientists Dao Xuan Gioi, Nguyen Nhanh, Vuong Ngoc Trai, Phan Minh Thanh, Do Hong Quang, Bui Ta Vu, Nguyen Manh Thinh and Nguyen Minh Canh won a gold medal presented by the organising board and a special prize from the Malaysian Association of Research Scientists (MARS).

Meanwhile, the work “designing equipment for flood prevention in Ho Chi Minh City and coastal delta provinces” by Truong Dinh Du, Phung Van Ngoc and Ngo Sy Loc bagged a special prize presented by the Indonesian Invention and Innovation Promotion Association.

While participating in the fair, the Vietnamese delegation had an exchange with Chairman of the Korea Invention Promotion Association (KIPA) Joon Seok Lee on enhancing cooperation with the Vietnam Fund for Supporting Technological Creations (VIFOTEC) in the coming time.

They also worked with President of the IFIA Alireza Rastegar to call for its cooperation and support.

The SIIF2017 drew 632 inventions from over 30 countries around the world such as the US, Russia, France, Germany, Japan, Croatia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Republic of Korea.-VNA