Innovation platforms boosting sustainable development announced

March 16, 2023 - 09:59
They are iMapVietnam at, impactUP at, and V.innovate at
Team developing iMapVietnam platform pose for a photo at the launching event. Photo

HÀ NỘI — The Institute for Innovation and Development (IID) on March 15 held a “Drive Innovation for Impact” event to announce three digital innovation platforms boosting sustainable development.

They are iMapVietnam at, impactUP at, and V.innovate at

Specifically, iMapVietnam is a business authentication and impact measurement platform for firms doing business for sustainable development in Việt Nam.

Meanwhile, impactUP is a platform for training, incubating, and accelerating social entrepreneurship in and among Vietnamese people; and V. innovate is an assessment platform for the innovation-startup ecosystem and social impact for universities and localities.

IID is a not-for-profit science and technology organisation under the Asia-Pacific Economic Centre (VAPEC). It is positioned as a leading research institute in the field of innovation for sustainable development, with three pillars of activity: creativity and knowledge sharing; capacity building; and resource connection.

Prof., Dr. Võ Đại Lược from VAPEC welcomed the platforms announced this time, and stressed the importance of innovation in the current situation.

He also emphasised the need to consider learning from the experience of countries around the world to shorten the application process in practice in Việt Nam. — VNS