|Vietnamese students won gold and silver medals at the World Invention Creativity Olympic 2018 in Seoul. — Photo petrotimes.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese students competing at the World Invention Creativity Olympic (WICO) 2018 achieved high results with three teams bringing home gold medals and one team winning a silver medal.
The Vietnamese team, consisting of 16 students competing in four categories, together with Indonesia, won the Semi Grand Award. This is the first time Việt Nam has won this award after seven years taking part in the contest.
Also for the first time, Việt Nam received the best leading Innovation award.
Vietnamese teams’ innovations, focusing on science and environmental protection with high practicality, attracted attention and were highly appreciated by the jury.
WICO aims to provide a platform for students all over the world to create innovations that can be applied in reality. The annual competition is organised by the Korea University Invention Association and supported by the parliament of the Republic of Korea.
The contest jury includes international experts with criteria defined by leading scientists.
This year WICO was held in Seoul between August 1 and 5 with the participation of 1,100 students from 30 countries and territories. — VNS