With a message “Joining Hands to Create a Digital Society”, the event aims to gather solutions and technological products from individuals and organizations at home and abroad. The entries sent to the event must focus on healthcare, education, finance-banking, agriculture, transport and logistics, energy, resources and environment, industrial production, entertainment solutions, and utilities and business management.

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A special feature of this year's edition is that it will focus on solutions for problems relating to the above fields. The problems have been posted at www.vietsolutions.net.vn. The entries should be submitted to the competition panel before August 15.

According to the organizers, the total prize value of Viet Solutions this year will be three times higher than the previous year. In addition, the participating teams will have an  opportunity to do business with Viettel and share profits of up to 75%.

The best teams in the qualifying round will be trained to improve their startup skills by experts from universities such as Harvard University, the International Angel Fund, and many well-known CEOs.

MIC’s Deputy Minister Nguyen Huy Dung said: “In fact, there are many problems that just need a good idea to have the right solution. It's like when you ask the right question, there's bound to be an answer. If there is a right question, despite how difficult it is, there will be someone to have the right answer for it. That is the idea for finding new ideas about digital solutions for this year's competition."

Le Dang Dung, Acting Chairman of Viettel Group, said that the MIC creates the legal corridor and gives specific problems. Viettel has a huge domestic and foreign market, helping businesses easily bring products to consumers, while the business community has ideas to solve the problem of creating a digital society, he added.

"This cooperation will help Vietnam accelerate the process of national digital transformation," Dung noted.

Viet Solutions is held annually with the goal of finding creative solutions to many social problems, contributing to the implementation of the national digital transformation strategy. After two competitions, nearly 600 projects have been submitted, and the total value of signed contracts has reached VND 20 billion.

In the previous season, the contest chose three winners: Mismart - using UAV to monitor crop health, Map4D - a Vietnamese map platform, and CyRada - a cloud and web security solution.

Translated by Trung Thanh