Technical innovation awards for 45 projects

VOV.VN - 45 scientific and technological inventions and applications of Vietnamese scientists and businesses were honoured by the Vietnam Fund for Supporting Technological Creations (VIFOTEC) at a May 16 ceremony in Hanoi.

Among the four first-prize winning projects, two have also been selected for the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) awards.

Other honoured projects are on mechanics-automation, material technology, information and technology- electronics-telecommunication, biology, technologies to cope with climate change, protect the environment and save energy.

PhD Pham Van Tan, Vice Chairman and General Secretary of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) said the awards include four first prizes, nine second prizes, 15 third prizes and 17 consolation prizes.

The annual VIFOTEC awards, first launched in 1995 by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the VIFOTEC and the VUSTA, is designed to encourage scientists and businesses to apply new inventions in different fields.