Ten products have been selected for the most promising products category, some including AntBuddy which helps firms control and manage customer information through cloud solutions; VReader which aids blind people to read textbooks in Vietnamese and English; and Tripi.vn which help suggests good tour packages for travellers.
There are seven products used for mobile phones that have made the final round this year. Some of them included Monkey Junior, a children's English teaching software; Xpeak software that helps improve the communication skills for English learners; and Moki - a mobile phone application which helps trade goods for mothers and children.
Participating in the awards are three products that have been applied and proved their efficiency. They are VNPT-Igate which help arrange and check administrative document forms in only one gate; My Vinaphone which help Vinaphone subscribers easily monitor and manage their account and packages; and a mobile phone software which helps check batch code on products.
Addressing a ceremony held on Monday to announce the list of 20 IT products to the final round, editor-in-chief of Dantri/DTiNews Newspaper and head of the Vietnamese Talents Awards 2016 organising board, Pham Huy Hoan, revealed that they've received a total of 260 entries from various countries including Japan, New Zealand, and Canada.
According to a member of the jury board, Nguyen Long, who is also deputy secretary general of the Vietnam Association for Information Processing, this year has seen a large number of products from start-up groups.
"This is a positive sign for Vietnamese IT sector as the start-up community is becoming stronger," Long said, adding that most of the products can be widely used in the internet of things, smart agriculture, and environmental protection."