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Ho Chi Minh City: Many units are ready to support AI technology application projects
Startups participate in the contest "Innovative Application of Artificial Intelligence Application of Ho Chi Minh City in 2020" (HAI-2020), have the opportunity to receive a lot of support on facilities, equipment, data, and etc.


Mr. Le Thanh Nguyen shared the support of SHTP - IC for startups Photo: KA

At the announcement of the contest on May 14, Mr. Le Thanh Nguyen, Director of Ho Chi Minh City High-Tech Enterprise Incubator (SHTP-IC), said that AI startups are increasingly interested and growing strongly. However, they still face many difficulties, such as lack of knowledge about the business field, lack of human resources, limited information technology and financial infrastructure. In addition, startups also face difficulties in consulting experts, machines, equipment, especially scarce data sources.

Therefore, SHTP - IC can support projects participating in the HAI - 2020 Contest to complete business models, identify market segments, build prototype products, and test products. At the same time, the incubator can support mentors from businesses in the Ho Chi Minh City Hi-Tech Park, from graduate startups or other startups. "SHTP - IC has all kinds of machines, equipment, data and 100% free use for startups" - Mr. Nguyen said.

Assoc.Prof. Dr. Thoai Nam, Director of the Institute of Advanced Technology, Ho Chi Minh City Polytechnic University also said that the University can support projects participating in the HAI - 2020 Contest on a team of consultants, critics to complete projects, developing from theory to practice. At the same time, the school can share with advantageous projects connecting with domestic and foreign universities, businesses in the field of AI and the existing laboratory system.

Đại diện Sở KH&CN TPHCM giới thiệu về Cuộc thi HAI - 2020 Ảnh: KA
Mr. Pham Van Xu, Ho Chi Minh City Department of Science and Technology introduced the Contest HAI - 2020. Photo: KA

Mr. Nguyen Viet Dung, Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Science and Technology, added that prospective projects will be participating in the SpeedUp Innovation and Startup Support Program implemented by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Science and Technology with the maximum support level up to 2 billion VND. In addition, the projects participating in the competition will be trained and supported to develop, introduced to investors. Ho Chi Minh City can become an investor for potential projects.

The best projects receive prizes worth 50 - 100 million VND / prize, and can participate in the Incubation Program with a maximum funding of 200,000,0000 VND / project for a period not exceeding 3 months.

HAI - 2020 contest is organized by Department of Science and Technology, Ho Chi Minh City National University and Department of Market and Science and Technology Enterprise Development, in order to find and support innovative projects to apply AI in fields serving production, business and life.

Startups register to participate in the online competition according to the instructions at website https://hai.doimoisangtao.vn

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