The 2020 National Startup Day for Students, SV.Startup, was held successfully at Thuyloi University on December 22-23, with Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam in attendance. The project “Organic dishwashing liquid, Sapowash” won 3rd prize among 72 oustanding startup projects entering the final of the contest.
Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam and representatives of ministries kickoff the contest
The start-up contest is aimed at students from 12 to 24 years old. This year's competition was held nationwide with more than 400 participating universities, colleges, high schools and secondary schools; reaching nearly 20 million students. The contest was launched in July and received nearly 600 entries, double the number in 2019. It was organized by the Ministry of Education and Training in coordination with the Thuyloi University and Nova Edu Company.
The Deputy PM delivers a speech at the launching ceremony of the 2020 National Startup Day for Student
Speaking at the event, Deputy Prime Mimister appreciated the change in mindset at many universities, which has led to greater attention being paid to research and the promotion of innovative startups among students, and urged universities to help students sharpen their startup and teamwork skills and encourage them to expand their networks and share startup ideas.
Prof. Trịnh Minh Thụ, TLU’ President introduces TLU’ project for Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam (source: Fanpage Thông tin Chính phủ)
Deputy PM and delegates visit a display of students' startup ideas
At the end of the contest, the jury decided to award 2 first prizes, 4 second prizes, 6 third prizes and 8 consolation prizes for 2 groups. In which, the first prize of 60 million VND in cash was presented to the project “Agricultural residue, a resource for packaging paper” of. The project will receive a support package with a value of 115 million VND and a chance to vie for an additional 40,000 USD in investment.
72 outstanding start-up projects from students are honoured at the final of a contest
HCMC University of Technical and Education’ students win 1st prize
The Sapowash organic dishwashing liquid project of TLU’ student won the third prize. This was also one of the projects highly appreciated by the committee for practical applicability and environmental friendliness. The project received 20 million VND in cash.
TLU’ project win 3rd prize
The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak’s Department of Education and Training achieved first prize with 30 million VND in cash for a project on producing organic drinking straws from avocado seeds.
Highschool students from Dak lak receive 1st prize
The 2020 National Startup Day for Students has ended, making many good impressions on the host organiser, Thuyloi University. HCMC University of Technical and Education will be the host of the event in 2021.