Innovative start-ups fest of Southeast region opens in HCMC

The 2020 fest for innovative start-ups (Techfest) in the Southeast region was launched in Ho Chi Minh City on November 24 with the theme ‘Improving the recovery of the start-up ecosystem in the state of the new normal’.

Visitors at the event (Photo: VNA)
Visitors at the event (Photo: VNA)

Co-organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the University of Economics - Ho Chi Minh City, the event is part of activities held within the framework of the city’s 2020 innovation and start-ups week.

According to the organising board, the event aims to introduce innovative start-up activities in the Southeast region and develop the start-ups ecosystem after the COVID-19 crisis.

It also offers a venue for participants to discuss ways to help Vietnamese enterprises recover after COVID-19 while accelerating the application of science and technology in businesses’ development and recovery in the post-pandemic period.

The event features 60 booths displaying sci-tech products on the topics of smart urban areas, smart education, high-tech agriculture, fintech, and more.

There are also seminars on the digital transformation of Vietnam’s economy and innovative start-ups activities in agriculture and healthcare.