The three-day event aims to seek solutions in the areas greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and have potentials like healthcare, education and energy.
Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung, said the event targets a comprehensive open innovation ecosystem, that focuses on three major pillars - the State, businesses, and innovations - to address social problems regarding climate change, the environment, healthcare, children, the elderly, women and sustainable development.
Diverse activities will be held during the event, including an exhibition of innovative start-up products and services, and a National Policy Forum for Innovative Startup Ecosystem Development in the 2021 - 2025 period.
There will be 30 seminars scheduled, focusing on smart factories, the transition to Industry 4.0 technology, innovative solutions for businesses, and lessons on the transformation of business models to adapt to the post-COVID era.
The event is expected to attract over 8,000 participants who are representatives from the startup community in Vietnam and over 20 countries and territories around the world.