The Final Round of Vietnam Social Innovation Challenge (VSIC) 2017

20 Jan 2018
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On January 20th, 2018, the Final Round of VSIC Vietnam Social Innovation Challenge 2017 took place at Hanoi

Vietnam Social Innovation Challenge (VSIC) 2017 is a competition to find business initiatives towards the solution of urgent social, environmental and economic issues.

The competition was organized by Foreign Trade University (FTU) with the support of the Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Programme – IPP and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dao Thi Thu Giang - Vice President of FTU delivered a speech at the final round of VSIC 2017

The competition is organized with the mission of raising awareness of society, especially young people on the importance of social creativity, seeks and nurtures future social enterprise leaders at the same time; thereby contributes to the sustainable solutions in improving the quality of life of Vietnamese people.

The final round of VSIC was attended by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dao Thi Thu Giang - Vice President of FTU, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Thi Thu Thuy - Vice President, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Thi Thu Ha - Deputy Director of FTU Innovation and Incubation Space (FIIS), MSc. Hoang Tuan Dung - Secretary of Youth Union cum Deputy Director of Student Support Center.

After more than four months since the launching ceremony, through three intense and attractive rounds, VSIC 2017-2018 has finally come to an end.

Overcoming a long way with enthusiasm and endless efforts, top 6 most talented teams with 6 potential ideas along with the 6 best projects have revealed to ready for the ultimate challenge.

The 3 months of Vietnam Social Innovation Challenge 2017 closed with impressive performances from the teams.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Thi Thu Thuy - Vice President of FTU awarded the prize for the champion team

After 4 rounds of dramatic competition, "Green Technology" team with the project of biological products of sugarcane bagasse for shrimp farming has become the champion of VSIC 2017.

"The Young Procuratorate" team together with the project "Vinarongbien" won the second prize of VSIC 2017. The third prize went to "iChange" team with project "Foodnergy".

It is hoped that the teams will take the award-winning projects to develop more and more in the future and bring a lot of value to the life of Vietnamese people.

The sponsors of VSIC 2017

The judges of VSIC 2017 

Top 6 most talented teams

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