HA NOI (VNS) – Organisers of the Nhan Tai Dat Viet (Vietnamese Talent Awards) announced a total of 22 Information and Technology (IT) products out of 240 products that were selected for the final round yesterday in Ha Noi.
Nguyen Long, General Secretary of the Viet Nam Informatics Association, said the quality of products was higher than in previous years, making the selection process difficult.
Contestants ranged from students to leading scientists, said Pham Duc Long, deputy director of VNPT Group. Submissions came from Vietnamese residing in France and Singapore as well as Viet Nam. The annual award, organised by VNPT Group, Vietnam Television (VTV) and the Dan Tri online newspaper, has significant influence on IT research and development.
Awards are based on both scientific and practical value. Winners take home VND100 million (US$4,760) while second place nets VND50 million ($2,380) and third place gets VND30 million ($1,430). The award ceremony, to be held in Ha Noi on November 20, will be broadcast live on VTV. – VNS