According to Startup Blink rankings 2020, Vietnam was ranked at #59 in the world. Also in 2020, Vietnam remained at 42/131 countries and territories in Global Innovation Index (GII). These achievements have the merits of Vietnam’s innovation ecosystem in foreign countries. Nowadays, apart from the growth in the number of students studying abroad, there are approximately 500 Vietnamese scientists each year participating in teaching, researching as well as technology transfer and investment cooperation for enterprise development. They are a valuable source of human capital for our country on the path of socio-economic development in general, and science and technology development in particular.
According to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc: “We must use knowledge, science and technology as well as innovation, which are the endogenous factors for economic growth. Technology is the decisive factor in economic growth and the key for development breakthrough in order to avoid the middle-income trap. ”
Therefore, The Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts Global –AVSE Global launches Hack4Growth –Unlimited contest with the aim of bringing Vietnamese’s knowledge worldwide to contribute to the development of Vietnam’s innovation ecosystem and solve the local problems in Vietnam. The contest is sponsored by the State Committee For Overseas Vietnamese -The Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the first season with 2 phases, Hack4Growth and Hack4Growth COVID –Endgame attracted more than 500 candidates along with 150 high-quality projects in a wide range of fields from Health, Education, Environment, etc. We also attracted more than 30 advisors and mentors who are industry experts from over 15 countries with more than 1,000 hours of training and coaching for contestants.
Hack4Growth –Unlimited with the slogan “START LOCAL –RISE REGIONAL –GROW GLOBAL” has the mission to encourage creativity of overseas Vietnamese and unite the compatriots in Vietnam to join hands to find the solutions, at the same time help the innovators access science, technology, and innovation in a global scale to solve regional problems in Vietnam. Accordingly, under the patronage of the StateCommittee For Overseas Vietnamese -The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hack4Growth gathers opinions from 25 provinces in Vietnam, making the issues the subjects for the competition. These include issues such as solutions to digital transformation for Businesses and State agencies; solutions to address climate change; E-commerce; social problems among ethnic minorities;and local products development, and so on. Apart from being kicked off in Vietnam, Hack4Growth Season 2 will be launched in four major regions, including:
To successfully launch Hack4Growth -Unlimited!, we are going to hold a Kickoff Webinar at 20:00 (GMT + 7) on April 15, 2021.
Kickoff Webinar comprises 02 main panels: the 1st panel is about the details of Hack4Growth and the 2nd panel is the precious sharing about the overseas Vietnam’s innovative ecosystem with the participation of
Hack4Growth Unlimited! towards to be:
Currently, Hack4Growth has received the confirmation to participate from influential Advisors and Mentors such as Mr. Nguyen Duc Khuong -President & CEO of AVSE Global, Deputy Research Director, IPAG BusinessSchool, France; Mr. Vu Duy Thuc -Co-Founder & CEO of Kambria, USA; Mr. Pham Thanh Hung -Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of CEN Group, Vietnam; Ms. Le Diep Kieu Trang -Founder of Alabaster Company in the United States and Vietnam; Ms. Nguyen Thuy Duong -President of E&Y Consulting Vietnam Company; Mr. Tran Ngoc Phuc -President of Metran Company in Japan, and many other famous people are waiting for ideas of innovators.
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