|At the awarding ceremony on April 25
The competition was held by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the Vietnam Television. It aims to encourage innovation technologies and new technical solutions which are widely applicable and contribute to the socio-economic development.
“Production of organic fertiliser from household solid waste” initiative earned Tran Kim Quy from Ho Chi Minh City the top prize. He received the MoST’s certificate of merit, WIPO medal and 80 million VND (3,450 USD) in reward.
Pham Anh Tuan, and his co-partners Nguyen Ngoc Quynh, Tran Quoc Thuong, Nguyen Viet Hung, Nguyen Thanh Hung, Giang Thu and To Vinh Cuong from Hanoi got the second prize with WIPO medal and 50 million VND (2,150 USD) in reward for their initiative to reduce floods and mud.
Trinh Dinh Nang from Vinh Phuc province was honoured with his methods and equipment to produce C60-C70 Fullerene. He won the third prize with WIPO medal and 30 million VND (1,293 USD) in reward.
Meanwhile, seven consolations awards belonged to innovative solutions in the environment, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, construction and irrigation.
Speaking at the awarding ceremony, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Pham Cong Tac said that after six months launching the competition, the organising board received 196 entries from 40 cities and province nationwide, ten of which were selected to the final round of the contest.
The MoST committed support for the winners, he stressed, expressing his belief that the measures will be soon applied, bringing practical benefits to society.
The Appropriate Technology Competition has been held by the WIPO, KIPO and intellectual property agencies in 12 countries worldwide, promoting new technical measures that benefit the community.