The event was held by the Global Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts (AVSE Global) and AVSE Corporation Vietnam, with the endorsement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese.
Nanoneem, which studied herb-based pesticides for green agriculture and the application of nano-technology to improve pesticide efficiency, brought home the first prize worth 10,000 USD.
The second prize of 7,000 USD was awarded to a project of CRE Vietnam which aims to prevent transmission of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in hospitals.
The team also bagged a sub-prize presented by Devtify.
SoBanHang project which supports small- and micro retailers to activate e-commerce, clinched the third prize worth 5,000 USD.
After eight months, nearly 200 entries by Vietnamese living in 12 countries and territories were submitted to the programme.
Addressing the award ceremony, deputy head of the committee Ngo Huong Nam said in response to the Government’s call, Vietnamese intellectuals overseas have joined various innovation contests.
Hack4Growth is expected to become more popular and uphold the innovative spirit of Vietnamese people across the globe, contributing to the country’s sustainable development, he added.
After the contest, project developers can maintain connection with mentors and investors via AVSE Global’s V-space platform https://vspace.global/.
The top 10 teams are eligible to take part in the Global Mentoring Program for V-Startups, a 1:1 start-up consultation programme between Vietnamese experts worldwide and start-ups slated next March.