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Innovation programme kicks off

Update: August, 04/2017 - 20:00
The Leaders in Innovation Fellowships programme aims to enhance capacity for scientists, inventors and start-up enterprises in commercialising research results. — Illustration Photo Internet
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HÀ NỘI — The National Agency for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation Development announced the fourth Leaders in Innovation Fellowships programme on Friday.

The programme is co-operation between the agency, under Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology, and the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering. These grants are provided by the Newton Fund, a UK Government initiative.

The programme aims to enhance capacity for scientists, inventors and start-ups in commercialising research results, especially creative and practical solutions which contribute to socio-economic development.

It also aims to build an international network among inventors, scientists and businessmen in the field of technology.

Fourteen learners will be selected to take part in the two-week programme, which is set to take place in the UK this December.

Participants will receive airplane tickets and costs of accommodation and meals.

Entrants should submit ideas for their products, inventions or solutions in health and life sciences, agriculture, environmental resilience and energy security, future cities or digital innovation and creativity.

Applications must submitted to email address lif.natec@gmail.com before September 14.

A workshop to consult and instruct candidates to fulfill application will open in HCM City on August 17 and Hà Nội on August 22.

Detailed information will be updated on website www.tsc.gov.vn. — VNS

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