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QVIC 2023: Top 3 most outstanding startups have been revealed

The businesses that made it to the final round received a lot of support when participating in the Qualcomm Vietnam Innovation Challenge 2023 in the form of technical and business incubation, encouragement to file patents, access to the industry, networking opportunities, expert advice, funding…

Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., has announced the top 3 winners of the third season of the Qualcomm® Vietnam Innovation Challenge (QVIC).

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The Jury of the QVIC 2023 Final received thank-you flowers from the representative of Qualcomm

Established in 2019, QVIC was launched with the support of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam and aims to incubate innovative startups in new technology fields with great potential. The program encourages the development of Vietnam’s emerging technology ecosystem by identifying and nurturing innovative small and medium-sized companies that design products in key technology areas such as 5G, IoT, robotics and drones, artificial intelligence, smart cities, wearable devices and multimedia using Qualcomm Technologies’ advanced mobile platforms and technologies. Taking advantage of the program’s patent filing incentives, QVIC startups have filed 29 patents under the program’s support out of a total of more than 86 patents from the companies.

The top 3 companies that won prizes at the final round of QVIC 2023 are:

  • First prize awarded to RYNAN Technologies Joint Stock Company with intelligent insect monitoring system.
  • Second prize awarded to XB Technology Co., Ltd. – Drone delivery technology based on mobile connectivity.
  • Third prize awarded to Benkon Corp. – Energy saving solution for air conditioners.

The prize of the program for the first-place team is 100,000 USD, the second-place team is 75,000 USD and the third-place team is 50,000 USD.

After QVIC, all teams participating in QVIC will become members of Qualcomm Technologies’ global network and have the opportunity to participate in trade shows, meet customers and other events.

Mr. Alex Rogers, President of Technology Licensing and International Relations of Qualcomm, Qualcomm Inc., said: “The continuous success of this program demonstrates the creative power of Vietnam’s technology startup ecosystem. We look forward to continuing to cooperate with leading Vietnamese original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and mobile network operators to support the industry and government in realizing the Industry 4.0 policy with the goal of ‘Make in Vietnam’.”

Dr. Tran My An, Vice President of Engineering, at Qualcomm, shared: “This year not only has the highest number of applications in our program’s history but also has the strongest startup lineup in the final list. Innovative startups like our participating teams are driving Vietnam’s economic growth by creating new industries and job opportunities as Vietnam enters the world integration stage and maintains its relevance in the global competitive market.”

Some pictures at the event:

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