Review of the results of Vifotec Award 2017 and the 14th Competition Festival

Posted at: MONday - 24/09/2018 18:16 - post name: Cộng tác viên

 
Mr. Dang Vu Minh – President of VUSTA and Mr. Phan Xuan Dung - Chairman of Vietnam Committee of Science, Technology and Environment of the National Assembly awarded the first prize to the winners at the 14th Competition Festival

Mr. Dang Vu Minh – President of VUSTA and Mr. Phan Xuan Dung - Chairman of Vietnam Committee of Science, Technology and Environment of the National Assembly awarded the first prize to the winners at the 14th Competition Festival

The Vietnam Fund for Supporting Technology Creations (VIFOTEC) Award is annually held. Over the past years, the prize winning works have been applied in production, bringing about high socio-economic efficiency, contributing to boosting the production of enterprises, raising productivity, quality and lowering prices, replacing imports and saving foreign currency for the country.

Vifotec Award 2017

In 2017, of 118 works participating in the Vifotec award, the Organization Board has awarded 41 works including 4 first prizes, 8 second prizes, 15 third prizes and 4 consolation prizes. The Prime Minister also awarded certificates of merit to 5 individuals who are the managers and co-managers of 4 works that won the first prize. The Organization Board also awarded 12 units and 11 individuals that have excellent achievements in the propaganda and dissemination of the Award. The Vietnam General Confederation of Labor awarded the Certificate of Creative Work to 55 managers and co-managers of the first, second and third prize winning works. The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union awarded certificates of merit to 8 authors winning second and third prize.

Particularly, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) awarded the WIPO Award for the Best Work in field of Mechanical Engineering - Automation. "Research and development of new automatic production lines, implementation of advanced technology of rice milk production, automatic inline coil packing for agricultural product” processed by a group of authors, including Tran Van Tra, Huong Sen Thai Binh Group.

Award of the 14th Competition Festival

The National Technological Creativity Competition Festival is held once every two years. The 14th Competition Festival has attracted nearly 600 solutions, selected from thousands of solutions from provinces, cities and ministries and branches across the country.

The Organization Board of the 14th National Competition Festival has awarded 90 solutions including 6 first prizes, 12 second prizes, 24 third prizes and 48 consolation prizes. The Prime Minister also presented certificates of merit to 9 individuals as being managers and co-managers of the six solutions winning the first prize. The Organization Board also commended 17 organizations and 10 outstanding individuals for their dissemination of the competition. The Vietnam General Confederation of Labor awarded the Certificate of Creative Work to 65 individuals who are managers and co-managers with solutions winning the first, second and third prizes. The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union awarded certificates of merit to 25 authors who won the second and third prize. World Intellectual Property Organization awarded WIPO Award to second best solutions.

It is believed that the 14th National Technological Creativity Competition Festival (2016 - 2017) has made significant progress, there have had 56 ministries, branches, provinces and cities have submitted their works to participate in the competition (including 53 provinces, cities, 2 economic groups and the Ministry of Defense).

Of 53 provinces and cities, there are 51 unions of Science and Technology Associations, 2 Departments of Science and Technology. In the 13th Competition Festival, there were 52 provinces and cities, including 45 Unions of Science and Technology Associations and 7 Departments of Science and Technology.

The Organization Board of the Competition Festival of localities and ministries have reviewed thousands of solutions to participate in the grassroots, provincial and municipal competitions and selected 536 solutions submitted to the National Competition Festival. The first prize was awarded to Quang Ninh, Vinh Phuc, Binh Duong, Binh Dinh, Quang Ngai, Ba Ria - Vung Tau. 

nl2

Authors from the University of Transportation won the first prize of the Competition

Advantages and difficulties

 Leaders at all levels from the central to local levels are increasingly interested in research and application, science and technology creativity, as well as technical innovations and create favorable conditions for development of the activities.

The organization of the Award and Competition Festival are increasingly prestigious, attracting many scientists, people and highly appreciated by the society. This is a fair, transparent, motivating playground for scientists, technologists and innovators throughout the country.

The number of works participating in the Competition Festival is bigger and bigger, especially for the Competition Festival. Every year, there are thousands of solutions participating in the Competition Festival in the localities. Subjects who participate in the competition are more diverse, ranging from scientists, technicians to farmers and workers.

The quality of works participating in the Competition Festival is increasing. The works and solutions have been widely applied in production and life, bringing about socio-economic efficiency for the country.

The number of localities that have the Organization Board and organize the Competition Festival is also on the rise, from 33 provinces and cities to nearly 53 provinces and cities. Some provinces have the Competition Organization Board at the district level. The organization of the Competition Festival in localities has gone into order. The standing agency of the competition is more and more experienced.

The prize giving ceremony at the central as well as local level is very solemn, so it encourages and honors the scientists and creators for eager participation.

The efforts and creativity of the central and local standing bodies, the enthusiastic contribution of the Jury and the active participation of creators and scientists across the country are of great importance.

However, the widespread implementation of the prize winning works is also facing many difficulties due to lack of capital, lack of consumer market and prefer to imports. There is a lack of effective mechanisms to intellectual property rights to protect the legitimate rights and interests of creators. There remains lack of a system of scientific and technological services and intellectual property as a bridge between scientists and businesses to bring scientific products into life.

Funds have been increasingly limited because of business difficulties in production and business and there are many types of funds that call for donations. For provinces, cities, the mobilization of funding for the Competition Festival is more difficult. Fund granted by the State budget to some localities are too little or not enough to implement as well as invite experts of assessment of solutions participated in the Competition Festival.

In addition, propaganda and mobilization of organizations, individuals and authors involved at all levels is limited, not yet extensive and propaganda measures are not diverse. Propaganda on Vietnam Television will be highly effective but in shortage of fund. Guidance and professional training are limited in localities. The organization of some localities remains still confused. The members of the Organization Board are usually part-time, so they do not have much time to participate and implement their work in their sector.

Lessons learned

From the above advantages and shortcomings, it is proposed that there should have measures of propaganda, mobilization and guidance for participation in the Award, Competition Festivals and Contests to the grassroots in a timely manner.

It is necessary to promote the widespread application of prize winning works and solutions into production and life. Difficulties, advantages and remedies should be pointed out.

The State must develop appropriate policies and mechanisms such as lending capital to expand production and consumption of products of prize winning works. It must also create policies to encourage the use of domestically produced products, replace imported ones at cheaper prices, faster time and quality equivalent to imported products.

There should have policy on deductions of profits of works and solutions to be granted to the authors who created and organized application of scientific and technological products. Loans from the Science and Technology Development Fund will be provided to widely apply successful research projects, especially many prize-winning and high-economic projects for widespread application of scientific and technological achievements. into production and life and to make the organization of the Award and Competition better and better.

Author: L.H
Article reviews
Total notes of this article: 0 in 0 rating
Click on stars to rate this article