Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam/ The national festival for innovative startups, TECHFEST VIETNAM 2020 will be occurring from November 27-29th in Hanoi in the form of a hybrid event. This is the largest annual event for the innovative startup community in the country, organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam. Taking place amid the global disruption caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, the event is an opportunity for the government to display the dynamics of the Vietnamese startup ecosystem, an emerging nation eager to cooperate with international partners to develop and promote science, technology, and innovation.
Themed "Adaptation - Transformation - Breakthrough", TECHFEST 2020 will be structured into 12 technology villages that are expected to have at least 250 booths from potential startups and attract nearly 300 local and international investors, 150 corporations, enterprises and startup supporting organizations to attend both virtually and physically. Notably, social impacts on innovative startups’ solutions and business models will be clearly presented in the Social Impact Technology Village, which will be coordinated by the United Nations Development Program Viet Nam (UNDP Vietnam). In 2020, the Ministry of Science and Technology will also coordinate with partners to organize a High-Level Policy Dialogue, in which the Government leaders will hold a discussion with the innovative startup community on how to solve difficulties in conducting business and create a favorable environment for the growth of startups.