nnoEx – an annual international event to promote innovation and development for the business community in Vietnam and ASEAN – was co-held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 24-25, 2023 by the Young Businesspeople Association of HCMC (YBA), the Business Startup Support Centre (BSSC), IBP Investment Promotion and Business Support JSC. 

The main activities in InnoEx 2023 consisted of Innovation and Business Forum and Vietnam’s largest startup contest – Startup Wheel, exhibitions, discussion sessions to link between businesses – the available human resources, investment promotion sessions.

During the Innovation and Business Forum on August 24, 2023, there was a MOU signing session for organizations wishing to take part in the Innovative Education Alliance of Vietnam. This Alliance is an initiative aiming at improving the role of education in innovation among the young, which will in turn contribute to increasing the competitive advantage of the country thanks to creative human resources. Participation in the Alliance is voluntary, and members include educational institutes, passionate educators, as well as InnoEx – with its strong network of businesspeople and experts, innovative companies.  

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Van Thang – Vice President of HCMUT (VNU-HCM) represented the university to sign the MOU, together with the Boards of Presidency of several universities of Hong Kong, Greenwich Vietnam, Swinburne Vietnam, VinUni, Western Sydney Vietnam…

The afternoon of August 24, 2023 welcomed the semi-final of Startup Wheel 2023 – Vietnam’s largest and most prestigious startup contest since 2013. That was the chance for both domestic and foreign startup communities to expand their business in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. The TOP50 most outstanding projects were selected out of over 2,000 submitted papers. 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Dinh Anh Khoi – Director of the Technology Business Incubation Center under HCMUT – was a member of the Judge Board along with other CEOs and representatives of national and international investment foundations, banks, support organizations, renowned businesses.

 The support activities to promote innovative startup in close association with other support or educational organizations, business communities from Vietnam and other nations have displayed the activeness and great contribution of HCMUT in the development of the community, particularly in support programs for startups in the country.