The World Bank (WB) has recently held a seminar to introduce Vietnam Innovation Day, 2011 in the southern city of Can Tho.
This year’s programme, organized through the partnership of the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the World Bank, was themed “Innovation for Social Equity and Sustainable Growth”.
Vietnam Innovation Day, 2011, identifies and directly supports small and innovative development proposals, focusing on three major topics: energy efficiency, traditional herbal medicine, and agriculture.
The World Bank is seeking proposals from all registered Vietnamese organizations, especially but not exclusively, from SMEs and social entrepreneurs with legal status. The products chosen will be granted up to USD30,000.
There is no limit on the number of proposals an organisation can submit, but each organisation can receive only one grant.
All proposals must follow the format outlined in the application issued by the organising committee, which is available from the World Bank Vietnam website (addresses provided below).
The proposal must be signed by the head of the organisation, and must be submitted in hard copy, by post, as well as by email by 5:00 pm on May 5th, 2011.
Competition final round and awarding ceremony will be held on June 14-15 this year.
Since 2003, nearly 40 donors have joined the WB to co-sponsor the programme contributing two thirds of the award pools. More than USD2.4 million in grants have so far been awarded to 231 diverse and innovative projects. Last year, VID 2010 themed “Climate change” awarded 30 innovative projects.
Any proposals should be sent to the following addresses: