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Sponsors

 

GOLD SPONSOR
VINTECH

VinTech City, Vietnam

VinTech City, a member of Vingroup, was founded with the aim of supporting the Vietnamese ecosystem of tech research and startups, following the success model of Silicon Valley. To realize such mission, VinTech City has identified three fundamental areas of activities: Tech talents, tech products, and an ecosystem of supporting activities. Among these factors, the workforce and tech products with competitive edges have been considered the stepping stones of the development strategy of VinTech City.

Specifically VinTech City has designed programmes focusing on tech startups, innovators, researchers, university lecturers and students, in order to support them in creating innovative research and translating them into commercialized products and companies based on applied research. In May 2019, VinTech City has officially announced six such programmes, namely: i) VinTech Fund – a grant for applied research; ii) Research Laboratory sponsorship; iii) University-Enterprise Co-operative Semester; iv) SAP Training; v) Events, workshops, or seminars sponsorship; and vi) Tech Startup Student Clubs. Such wide range of support activities and programs demonstrates the comprehensive cooperation between Vingroup and the science and technology universities in Vietnam.

One of the most prominent programmes of VinTech City is VinTech Fund – a grant for creating innovative tech products from research, or in another word “bringing lab ideas to market”. VinTech Fund has received positive and welcoming response from the tech and research community since its announcement. Alongside with a financial grant of up to $500,000 for each awarded project, VinTech Fund also provides Project Investigators (PI) with business perspectives and insight to bridge the gap between research and market.

More importantly, VinTech Fund opens for Vietnamese researchers to foster research collaboration activities for Vietnamese researchers in Vietnam and in the world. Vietnamese researchers abroad is eligible to apply for VinTech Fund, provided that they would carry out concrete collaboration activities with Vietnamese universities. We believe this collaboration can contribute to the development of Vietnam technology and science. VinTech Fund also gives the Vietnamese researchers abroad an opportunity to test, deploy, and commercialize their research results in Vietnam.

In brief, Vietnamese researchers, who works at prestigious research institutes and universities, can contribute to the development of science and technology in Vietnam through research collaboration, tech product development, and educational activities with domestic universities within the sponsorship framework of VinTech Fund.

We believe that VinTech City can contribute to create a catalyst for “Make in Vietnam” technology products in market and complete the mission of supporting Vietnam startup and technology ecosystem.

 

SILVER SPONSOR
SUN

Sun Group, Vietnam

Officially established in Vietnam in 2007 by a group of young Vietnamese intellectuals living in Ukraine, Sun Group has now emerged as one of the leading real estate and tourism developers in Vietnam with 61 member corporations and more than 6,000 employees nationwide.

With a focus on strategically investing across four main categories — Leisure Travel, Recreation and Entertainment, Real Estate, Infrastructure — and placing an emphasis on the three core values of “Quality - Luxury - Distinction”, Sun Group has created numerous prestigious and iconic landmarks, many of which have been hailed as architectural masterpieces.

Since developing its first project, Sun World Ba Na Hills in Da Nang, completed in 2009, Sun Group has gone on to become a leading company in the field of tourism development, investing and developing award-winning resorts and attractions that have raised the profile of Vietnam as an international destination in the eyes of the world. InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort has been named the World’s Leading Luxury Resort at the World Travel Awards (WTA) from 2014 to 2017. More recently, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay was named the World's Leading Luxury Island Resort & Villas 2018 by WTA. Sun Group is also the developer behind the latest tourism sensation of Vietnam, Golden Bridge, which quickly became a viral sensation on social media thanks to its unique design, boosting the number of tourists visiting Danang in Central Vietnam since it was unveiled in June 2018.

Along with Sun World Ba Na Hills and Sun World Danang Wonders in Central Vietnam, Sun Group has strongly developed the brand of Sun World by opening many other entertainment and recreation complexes throughout Vietnam, including Sun World Fansipan Legend in Sa Pa, Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park in the south of Phu Quoc island, and Sun World Halong Complex in Ha Long city. The group is also the organiser of many national and famous local festivals and carnivals, among them, Danang International Fireworks Festival has been particularly impressive.

At the end of 2018, Sun Group also unveiled three major transport infrastructure projects in Quang Ninh Province, namely Van Don International Airport, Ha Long International Cruise Port and Ha Long - Van Don Expressway. These landmark projects have contributed to transforming the local economy by drawing more domestic and international tourists while creating more development opportunities for Quang Ninh province in particular and Vietnam in general.

Many places in Vietnam have been awakened by Sun Group’s architectural masterpieces, Guinness-Record constructions, and grand entertainment parks. It is not an exaggeration to say that Sun Group is changing the face of the Vietnamese tourism sector.

Nafosted

Nafosted, Vietnam

Established in 2008, National Foundation for Science and Technology Development of Vietnam (NAFOSTED) has been one of the main funding agencies for research in Vietnam.

Affiliated with the Ministry of Science and Technology, NAFOSTED’s mission is to build a favorable research environment that meets international standards in order to enhance national S&T capacity, including improving research quality and developing high-quality human resources in S&T.

NAFOSTED funds both basic and applied research in all disciplines from mathematics, physics, medical and biological sciences to engineering, earth sciences, social sciences and humanities. Recently, NAFOSTED provides funds for around 400 research projects with paticipations of 1.200-1.500 researchers each year. With the aim of improving research capacity in Vietnam to meet international standards, NAFOSTED also supports numbers of scientific activities, encouraging international cooperation for Vietnamese scientists, through this contributes to national economic growth and competitiveness.



BRONZE SPONSOR
STECHCO

STECHCO, Canada

STECHCO is an engineering firm specializing in building design, building structure, and construction project management. Our firm also provides professional services in the application of new construction technologies in Canada and the United States. STECHCO's rigorous and professional team is recognized and appreciated for our expertise and experience in all types of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional construction. We are members or licensees of professional orders and associations such as Order of Engineers of Quebec (OIQ), Professional Engineer of Ontario (PEO), The Northwest Territories Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (NAPEG)... Our professional team has participated in more than 500 projects in Canada.

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