Submission categories We seek for Vietnamese and foreign individuals, students, start-ups, project teams, SME and other companies from all types of sectors with ground-breaking technological as well environmental and social impactful ideas. Business plans can be submitted in the following specific categories:
Design (early stage)
Innovation is in idea stage and partially developed but not yet fully conceptualized. Although the idea and the concept are strong, a real business plan has not yet fully been developed. The aim of this category is to fully develop the concept and business plan.
Demonstration (middle stage)
Innovation is fully conceptualized, tested on a small scale (not necessarily) and all components of a business plan have already or partially been developed.
The aim of this category is to fully demonstrate the innovation, commercial components and business plan.
Upscaling (late stage)
Innovation is demonstrated to be technically and financially feasible and has a positive social and environmental impact record. A complete business plan is available and the innovation is put into practices (on a small scale). The aim of this category is to enhance impact now the innovation needs to be scaled up.
Each categories has its own allocated jury consisting of at least 1) one representative from investment, 2) one representative from business, 3) one representative from science, and 4) one representative from civil society.