Monday, 16 January 2017 05:01

TIC Challenge

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The Targeted Innovation Challenge (TIC) Challenge Day, held in early December in Danang, was a roaring success. After a course of eight weeks, innovator teams submitted their final work product aimed at solving issues with handline tuna fishing in the East Sea. The challenge was featured in the November issue of Word.


Four shortlisted teams pitched their invention in front of a panel of ten judges, consisting of both international and domestic industry, innovation and entrepreneurship experts. Team HQT (from Duy Tan University) with a prototype — consisting of three bright young inventors: Le Quang Thanh, Le Nhat Hung and Nguyen Ngo Anh Quan — went home with a prize of US$1,000 (VND22.8 million). The runner-up team from University of Science and Technology of Hanoi, went back to Hanoi with US$400.


The winning entry will now be prototyped with the hope of turning it into a commercial product that will not only be profitable, but will also deal with the issues of bad handling and the overfishing of tuna.


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