PSNews - The first prize is a trip to Singapore visiting some Swedish companies’ regional headquarters. Runner ups will win internships at Swedish companies in Vietnam.
The Embassy of Sweden in Vietnam in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Training and the Ministry of Science and Technology held a meeting to launch the national contest “Innovate Like a Swede” on September 18.
This annual contest is considered a platform which helps young local people and students find out practical solutions to help the country achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year’s contest focuses on goal 12: "Sustainable consumption and production".
|The second secretary Johan Alvin speaking at the event.
“For Sweden, reaching the SDGs is very high priority and as an embassy we work to promote these values in Vietnam and to encourage an exchange of knowledge and ideas between our two countries," said Johan Alvin, the Swedish Embassy’s second secretary, at the competition’s opening ceremony.
Candidates can form teams of two and submit their ideas to the organizers by November 11, 2017. They will compete to generate the best ideas or possible and services that feature innovation, creativity, commercial feasibility, sustainability as well as long-term effect.
The first prize is a trip to Singapore visiting some Swedish companies’ regional headquarters. Runner ups will win internships at Swedish companies in Vietnam.
The second secretary at the Embassy of Sweden Mr. Johan Alvin also shared: "The contest "Innovate Like a Swede" is a combination between Sweden's innovative capacity, experience of Swedish organizations, enterprises, reputable universities of Sweden and creative minds of Vietnamese young people."
Sweden is known as the home country of the Nobel Prize, which highly respects creative power and important achievements of science and technology.
Each year, the Swedish Government spends 4% of its GDP on research activities, a very high percentage compared to the world average. Creative thinking is encouraged and nurtured from primary schools.
By Linh Bui