Innovate Like a Swede

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Do you have an innovative and sustainable solution to one of the many challenges faced by Vietnam today? Innovate like a Swede will give you a great opportunity to present your innovative skills to representatives from Swedish companies and provide you with a valuable experience that will be useful in your future career.

Innovate like a Swede is an innovation contest for Vietnamese students with the purpose to encourage creativity and to find innovative solutions for sustainable production and responsible consumption in Vietnam.

The contest is organized by the Embassy of Sweden and nine Swedish international companies, with the support of Ministry of Education and Training and Ministry of Science and Technology.

The contest is launched on 18 September in Hanoi and the deadline for submission is 11 November 2017. The participants will form teams of two and their contribution will be assessed based on whether the entries are innovative, creative, feasible, sustainable and commercially viable, as well as on what kind of lasting impact they will have.

The jury consists of representatives from participating companies and ministries, which provides an amazing opportunity for students to pitch their solutions and innovative ideas to representatives from both the private and public sector in Vietnam.

The first prize is a trip to Singapore visiting some Swedish companies’ regional headquarters. The runner ups will win internship opportunities at Swedish companies in Vietnam.

For those how wish to participate, please see the formal requirements and further information on the window here or follow our facebook at:
www.facebook.com/EmbassyOfSwedenInHanoi

Please submit your application by or before 11 November 2017 to: embassyofswedeninhanoi@gmail.com

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) are a key priority for the Swedish government and it is one of the major tasks for the world as a whole. This contest aims to inspire students in Vietnam to use innovation as a means to reaching an SDG in a Vietnamese context.

The SDG focused on this year’s contest is no. 12: Responsible production and consumption.

Responsible consumption and production, why it matters? www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/16-00055L_Why-it-Matters_Goal-12_Consumption_2p.pdf

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