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Foreign investors pouring more money in Vietnamese fintech firms


VietNamNet Bridge – Though fintech remains in an early stage of development in Vietnam, foreign investment funds and technology firms have poured hundreds of millions of dollars in Vietnamese fintech firms in anticipation of an increase in non-cash payments in the country.  Vietnamese Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue at the Vietnam E-Payment Forum 2017 affirmed ... Read More »

Scientists take first step to digitize Vietnamese knowledge system


VietNamNet Bridge – The Prime Minister has approved a project on developing a digitized system which systematizes, stores and disseminates Vietnamese knowledge in many fields. Besides digitizing scientific documents, the project would deal with many specialized complex issues in information technology, especially in the field of computer science.  Therefore, a data bank with information in many different fields has started ... Read More »

Techfest Vietnam 2017 opens in Hanoi


The annual startup promotion event Techfest Vietnam 2017, themed “Ecosystem connect”, began in Hanoi on November 14. Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam (front, second, right) talks to startup representatives at the Techfest Vietnam 2017 (Photo: Addressing the opening ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam stated Vietnam welcomes international investors and scientists to join its innovative efforts, making creative ... Read More »

Teams pitch smart cities solutions for Vietnam


Team GridComm, pitching a smart street lighting solution for cities, along with their partner G Element, a 3D software company focusing on smart cities and buildings, won first place and a prize of US$5,000 at the Smart City Innovation Challenge (SCIC) Demo Day in Ha Noi on Monday. The judges award the prize for the first place winner.  The Smart ... Read More »

Vietnam’s first member of Academy of Overseas Sciences


Associate Professor Nguyen Ngoc Dien from the University of Economics and Law, Vietnam, will be admitted to the French Academy of Overseas Sciences on November 17, according to the University of Economics and Law under the Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City. Associate Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Dien Associate Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Dien is the first Vietnamese to be ... Read More »

Should IT firms do software outsourcing or focus on high added-value products?


VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese IT firms should strive toward new technology trends such as Cloud, Mobility and Big Data rather than continue doing low-level software outsourcing, experts say. Lam Nguyen Hai Long, chair of VNITO Alliance, an organization of Vietnam software outsourcing enterprises, said it aims to promote the Vietnam ITO/BPO sector.  The director of Quang Trung Software City (QTSC) ... Read More »

Techfest connects investors and start-ups


Innovative start-ups are one of the key subjects discussed at group meetings of the Viet Nam Business Summit (VBS) at the APEC Summit in central Da Nang City this week. The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) is leading a Government project on supporting a national innovative start-up eco-system. Viet Nam News speaks to Tran Van Tung, Deputy Minister of ... Read More »

New tech produces top crops


VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Van Lieu, director general of the Department of Local Science and Technology, under the Ministry of Science and Technology, talks to the newspaper Nong thon Ngay nay (Countryside Today) on his department’s plan to provide advanced agricultural technology to farmers in mountainous regions. A farmer harvests hydroponic vegetables grown in a hothouse in Buon Ma Thuot ... Read More »

Nano materials can be used for mass market products, expert says


VietNamNet Bridge – New technologies that work at the nanolevel could be used to produce nano materials for mass market products, Jean-Charles Guibert, chairman of MINATEC, one of the largest world-wide innovation campuses in micro-nano-bio technologies, said. An international workshop on nanotechnology and its application is being held in Binh Thuan Province from November 9 to 11. — VNS Photo ... Read More »

Apple Vietnam requests exemption from customs procedures


Apple Vietnam has proposed the Ministry of Finance (MoF) to remove a series of administrative procedures applied on its imported products, aiming to create advantage for its business activity, according to newswire Vietnamfinance. MoF has issued its opinion about Apple Vietnam’s proposal. Accordingly, MoF proposed the Ministry of Industry and Trade to remove the regulations to grant import licence for ... Read More »