On 18 September the national contest ’Innovate Like a Swede’ was launched in Hanoi! Since then Second Secretary at the Embassy of Sweden Mr. Johan Alvin has been doing a national tour visiting 14 universities in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City along with Swedish business representatives and representatives from Uppsala University in Sweden.
Innovate Like a Swede is an initiative by the embassy of Sweden in Hanoi, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Training, the Ministry of Science and Technology and nine global, Swedish companies. The contest is aimed at university students from all over Vietnam and its purpose is to spark creativity and innovative thinking to solve the problems faced by Vietnam today and tomorrow. The contest revolves around the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and this year the focus is goal number 12: sustainable consumption and production.
The winners of the competition get to go to Singapore to visit the regional headquarters of a Swedish company. The runner-ups get an amazing opportunity to do internships at Swedish businesses in Vietnam.
Source: Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi