The 2011 Vietnam Talent Contest awards ceremony was held in Hanoi on November 20 to honour achievements in the fields of information technology (IT), natural science, health care and pharmaceuticals.
This year’s contest had received 240 products.
In the field of natural science, health care and pharmaceuticals, three prizes, each worth VND100 million, were given to a research group of Viet Duc Friendship Hospital, the heart transplant council of Hue Central Hospital, and both Prof. Dr. Tran Duc Thiep and Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Do from the Institute of Physics, under the Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology.
In the IT field, there were five third prizes, each valued at VND30 million.
The second prize worth VND50 million went to a group of researchers in information and tourism knowledge services applying iCompanion technology.
There was no first prize in these two fields.
The event was organized by the Ministry of Information and Communications in co-ordination with the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education and Training and the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group.