The National Start-up Festival for students took place in the Hà Nội University of Science and Technology on Saturday.— Photo baodautu.vn
HÀ NỘI — The National Start-up Festival for students took place in the Hà Nội University of Science and Technology on Saturday.
Speaking at the event, Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam said the government, together with the Ministry of Education and Training, ministries and agencies concerned, are determined to carry out the Project 1665 on supporting students in starting up businesses till 2025.
He said the project aimed at stimulating the start-up spirit in schools and equip students with necessary knowledge on start-up, while connecting universities, research institutes and regions.
The Deputy PM asked Minister of Education and Training Phùng Xuân Nhạ to direct all universities to create at least one innovative working space and share valuable learning materials online.
Minister Nhạ said since the launch of the project two years ago, many universities and colleges had connected with enterprises and encouraged lecturers and students to join start-up process.
The outcomes of the project could be seen in the surge of the number of entries sent to the SV– Start-up 2019 competition, which surpassed 300 compared to about 200 last year, he said, adding that the ministry would work closely with the Ministry of Education and Training to launch a national start-up centre project.
It would also work with the Ministry of Information and Communications to shape priority and orientations for start-ups, and with the Finance Ministry to help universities set up funds for the effort.
Several forums and seminars on start-ups and innovation were also held at the event. Notably, 68 most outstanding projects entered the final round of the SV-Startup 2019 competition.
The festival was also sponsored by a number of businesses. — VNS