Outstanding inventions in IT, health, sciences and technologies and the environment have been honoured at the Vietnamese Talents Awards 2015 which was held on November 20 evening in Hanoi.
The ceremony was attended by chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, Vice PM Vu Duc Dam and ministers of Health, Information and Communications, Sciences and Technology, and Education and Training.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Truong Tan Sang and PM Nguyen Tan Dung also sent flowers to the event.
IT again featured prominently this year with 18 products selected for the final round, which were divided into successful IT products, promising IT products and products applied in mobile devices categories.
The only first prize in IT worth VND 100 million was given to NAVISTAR which helps raise the accuracy and safety of GPS and GNSS. The product was developed by a group of scientists from the Hanoi University of Science and Technology.
Three second prizes worth VND 50 million were given to VENGME H.264/AVC, an IC chip which helps encrypts video signals; BUSMAP, the first app in Vietnam that supports searching for routes without an internet connection; and IFC-ARM, a remote electronic meter data collecting product.
The three products, online ticket booking system VeXeRe, mobile phone charge management WhyPay, and the children's English teaching software Monkey Junior won third prize valued at VND 30 million.
The 11th Vietnamese Talents Awards gave a new prize, the Impressive Prize, to Midi Utility X6, a product allowing users to create their own music remixes without prior knowledge about sound mixing as a way to recognise the high quality of the products this year.
In Science and Technology, a prize worth VND 100 million was given to a project on building the 12418 military ship which was developed by a group from the Ministry of Defence.
A study on applying in new technology in treating disc herniation by Doctor Nguyen Van Thach at the Hanoi based Vietnam-Germany Hospital won the health prize worth VND 100 million.
Products which help turn rubbish into fertilizer produced by farmers and enterprises in Hai Phong City and Nam Dinh Province won prizes in the environment category.
"We believe that the Vietnamese Talents Awards will help bring science closer to people and make our life easier," Ta Hai Tung, teacher at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology who won the first prize in IT said. "With this prize, we have a good chance to do that."