HCM City Innovation and Start-up Week to feature over 30 events

The 2019 Ho Chi Minh City Innovation, Startup and Entrepreneurship Week (WHISE 2019) will take place from October 15-19, aiming to promoting innovation and startups in the city.

At the press conference for the WHISE 2019 (Photo: khampha.vn)
At the press conference for the WHISE 2019 (Photo: khampha.vn)

The week will feature over 30 events, including seminars, forums, startup events, contests and activities honouring organisations and individuals who made great contributions to the innovative start-up ecosystem of the city.

The events will attract the participation of nearly 20 domestic and international agencies and units.

They will highlight the innovation and start-up activities as well as the latest issues related to the scientific and technological applications in building and developing innovative cities and smart urban areas.

Notably, an exhibition will be held on the occasion, introducing products in various fields of information and technology, digital transformation, e-commerce, high-tech agriculture, high technology, 3D printing technology and biotechnology.

The exhibits come from 120 start-up enterprises from Vietnam and many other countries such as the Republic of Korea, Ireland, Sweden, Thailand and Singapore.

The WHISE 2019 will be an opportunity for managers and the start-up community in Ho Chi Minh City to review the innovation and start-up activities over the past years to advise the authorities on supporting policies to promote the startup ecosystem in a more effective manner.