Phan Xuan Dung, President of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) and Chairman of the Vietnam Fund for Supporting Technological Creations (VIFOTEC) said that in the 17th contest (2022 - 2023), organizers in provinces, cities, ministries, and sectors selected 587 outstanding solutions for the national competition. Eighty-four of them were awarded, including six with the first prize, 12 with the second prize, 24 with the third prize, and 42 with the consolation prize.

Winners are presented the first prize at the 17th National Technical Innovation Awards ceremony in Hanoi on April 23. 

The latest competition attracted over 8,000 entries from 55 ministries, sectors, and localities, he said, describing the achievements as a great source of encouragement for scientists, collectives, and individuals to push ahead with working and making innovations to contribute to socio-economic development.

Thousands of scientific research and application projects carried out across socio-economic and security - defense areas are greatly helping with national reforms, he added.

On this occasion, the organizing board decided to commend nine collectives and eight individuals for outstanding performance in popularizing and holding the contest. The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour presented the certificate of labour and creativity to the chairs and co-chairs of the solutions winning the first, second, and third prizes. The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee also honored the authors aged 35 and below of those solutions.

At the event, organizers also launched the 18th National Technical Innovation Awards (2024 - 2025).

Source: VNA