Vietnam Talent Awards 2019 officially launched

10:16, 04/05/2019

On April 18th 2019, the press conference for Vietnam Talent Awards 2019 was held at the headquarters of VNPT Group at 57 Huynh Thuc Khang str., Hanoi. Attending the event were scientists, sponsors, journalists, television reporters, businesses and individuals operating in the field of Information Technology, Science and Technology, Medicine and Environment, as well as many IT lovers. VNPT is the main sponsor, and VNPT-Media Communications Corporation is honored to be the media sponsor of the Awards.

2019 marked the Awards' 15-year journey of seeking and honoring Vietnamese talents. There have been hundreds of prestigious scientific and technological projects honored by the Awards, and the Awards had become a solid launch platform for hundreds of products to be applied in practice, to be developed and introduced to the market, contributing positively to the development of domestic technology. Along with the fields of Science and Technology - Medicine - Environment - Talents Encouragement, in 2019, the IT Category of Vietnam Talent Awards 2019 carries the theme "The power of digital transformation". With this theme, Vietnam Talent Awards once again affirms the importance of IT products with new technologies in keeping pace with the current strong digital transformation trend and in creating smart products and applications serving the development of the digital economy. With 3 main product systems: Potential Products; Connected IT Products, Start-up Mobile and IT Products,  candidates will have the opportunity to win 1 First prize worth 200 million VND, 1 Second prize worth 100 million VND and 1 Third prize worth VND 50 million in each product system, as well as other valuable prizes from sponsors.

Most noticeably, this year is the first time the Organizing Committee will receive incomplete entries, which can be in the form of demo ideas with the desire to be developed and marketed. This is a great opportunity for startups that haven't had enough resources to complete their products.

Speaking at the press conference, journalist Pham Huy Hoan - Editor-in-Chief of Dan Tri Newspaper, Head of the Organizing Committee of Vietnam Talent Awards, said: Receiving the attention of the Party and state leaders, Vietnam Talent Awards has been successfully held for 14 years. Entering the 15th year, the Awards have been introduced at the forum of influential Vietnamese people in Paris, France for the first time. Mr. Hoan called for the sharing, the co-operation and the participation of intellectuals, domestic and foreign scientists to join hands in searching and honoring talents, creating the best launching platform for Vietnamese talents to shine.

Representing the main sponsor of the Awards, Mr. Huynh Quang Liem, Deputy General Director of Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group also shared at the press conference: "The effort to seek and honor Vietnamese talents to contribute practically to the development of the country's science and technology is the passion that VNPT has always pursued during the 15 years that we accompany with Vietnam Talent Awards. VNPT is always willing to accompany and support startups to complete and realize high-tech and practical applications, serving the country's economic development. With wide potentials in resources, data and people, VNPT recognizes that we can provide support in many practical aspects for participated products, especially in incubating creative ideas."

VNPT Deputy General Director also affirmed: VNPT will provide support on technology infrastructure as well as professional advice to develop, promote and deploy products into practice.

In the press conference, the leaders of Dan Tri newspaper and of Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) signed an agreement to co-organize Vietnam Talent Awards 2019 in the field of Information Technology, Science and Technology, Medicine, Environment and Talents Encouragement, marking a new milestone in the 15-year journey of the two organization, a journey to seek and honor talents, as well as to help scientific and technological products to be introduced to the society.