|The HCM City’s Third Innovation Award in 2023 launched on August 11 to honor creative works meeting the city’s socio-economic needs after the COVID-19 pandemic. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Tuyết|
HCM CITY — The HCM City People's Committee has announced its third Innovation Award, seeking practical projects and solutions to meet the city’s socio-economic challenges after the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nguyễn Hoàng Hưng, deputy head of the city’s Emulation and Commendation Committee, said the award is held every two years to honour the creativity of collectives and individuals in many fields.
It looks for outstanding works focusing mainly on the seven fields of economic development, security and national defence, State management, creative communication, literature and arts, science and technology, and creative startups.
It aims to arouse and promote the tradition and creative potential of sectors, agencies, units and localities, he said.
It also affirms the creativeness of residents who have contributed to the city’s plan to become a ‘smart and modern’ city.
The deadline for receiving entries is March 31, 2023.
The maximum number of prizes is 70 in many fields, including first prizes worth VNĐ200 million (US$8,510) each, second prizes worth VNĐ150 million ($6,380) each and third prizes worth VNĐ100 million ($4,255) each.
The award ceremony will be held on September 2, 2023. The award ceremony will be held on the virtual celebration of the National Day Celebration of the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam (September 2, 2023).
The previous award attracted 306 projects including 94 winning projects.
The winning projects are applicable to real-life, have practical value, and contribute to solving urgent problems in the city’s urban construction and development. — VNS