A total of 109 projects were sent to the organising board in 2011 to be considered for the awards. They focused on priority scientific and technological fields such as mechanical and automation engineering; materials technology; IT, electronics, and telecommunications; biology for production and daily life; environmental protection and conservation of natural resources; energy saving and renewable energy.
The organisers selected 38 of the projects to receive the awards, including four first prizes, nine second prizes, 13 third prizes and 12 consolation prizes.
The awards aim to honour and encourage scientific and technological research and innovation, and promote the application of scientific achievements and modern technologies in production and daily life.
In addition to the awards, VUSTA also asked the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to present WIPO Awards to Nguyen Tien Dung for his outstanding research on technology and solutions for the maintenance and repair of 500 KW power transformers, and to Dr. Nguyen Thi Loc for her research on the production of Ometar and Biovip bio-pesticides.
Also at the briefing, the Vietnam Fund for Supporting Technological Creations announced the 82 winners of the 11th National Technical Invention Contest. First prizes will be presented to four innovations, while 11 will receive second prizes, 24 will be awarded third prizes and 43 will be given consolation prizes.
The presentation of the Vietnam Science and Technology Innovation Awards and WIPO Awards is scheduled to take place at the Hanoi Opera House on May 15.