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HCM City’s annual awards for innovation, start-ups open

Update: March, 17/2020 - 18:00


The 3rd I-Star Award competition for creativity, innovation and business start-ups opens in HCM City on Mar 16. — Photo courtesy of the organiser

HCM CITY — HCM City’s third I-Star Award for creativity, innovation and business start-ups is open to entries until August 31.

The annual contest was announced by the city Department of Science and Technology on Monday, and it will honour outstanding start-up achievements by individuals and organisations.

The awards are divided into four categories: business start-ups showing creativity and economic efficiency; organisations or individuals offering solutions that benefit the community; media works that have great impacts on the community; and investors, consulting experts, and incubator organisations that support innovation and start-ups.

There will be three prizes in each category worth VNĐ50 million (US$2,150) each.

A jury of experts and online votes from the community will decide the winners.

Individuals and organisations can register online until August 31 by filling out the form at

The organisers encourage participants to attach articles, photos, videos, and links related to their work.

People can vote on the website until the end of September.

More information is available at 2839320121, and

The awards ceremony will be held on the sidelines of the city’s Innovation, Startup and Entrepreneurship Week, which is expected to be organised at the end of this year.

The contest attracted nearly 300 entries last year. — VNS


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