Fifteen outstanding inventions honoured - Fifteen outstanding inventions honoured - Website Ho Chi Minh City
Fifteen pieces of inventions were honoured at a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on November 22, beating other 158 entries from 40 cities and provinces in a four-month competition.
The competition was a joint effort between the Ministry of Science and Technology and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
The first prize worth 100 million VND (4,700 USD) went to Nguyen Long Uy Bao from Ho Chi Minh City. His creation of a special bed enables changing drape while the motionless patients are still on it.
The second runner-up was the Hanoi-based Blue and Green Environment Company with a wastewater treatment system while a sewage classification and automation equipment brought the third prize to the Centre for Environment Technology Research and Development.
The remaining were awarded with consolation prizes.
All finalist items are to be patented by the WIPO, which now stores approximately 80 millions of patents around the world.