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Winners of Future Blue Innovation Competition honoured

by NDO21 June 2021 Last updated at 23:28 PM

Winners of Future Blue Innovation Competition honoured
Winners of Future Blue Innovation Competition honoured

VTV.vn - Nguyen Vu from the Hanoi-Amsterdam High School won first prize at the ‘Future Blue Innovation’ Competition 2021 for his product "Smart Network for Air Pollution Alerts" at an awards ceremony held in Hanoi on June 20.

The product focuses on warning air pollution information on a global scale, thereby giving appropriate advice to ensure health; automatically respond to emergency situations; detecting places and facilities that emit pollution; and sending notices to authorities, local authorities, etc.

Overcoming more than 1,200 valid entries and defeating 11 finalists, Nguyen Vu won the first prize (worth VND 20 million), 50% of the tuition fee for the top US university registration package, and many valuable scholarships and gifts.

Meanwhile, the second prize, worth VND 10 million, 25% of the tuition fee for the US university registration package, 50% of the information technology scholarship, and an electric motorbike voucher, went to the product "Reducing CO2 emissions" by Le Huong Ha Linh from Kim Lien High School.

In addition, two third prizes and other honourable mentions were also presented to other outstanding products.

The Future Blue Innovation Competition 2021 was launched for high school students by the Hanoi Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (Hanoi HCYU), VinFast, and AngelHack - a global hackathon organisation.

The competition aims to offer an opportunity for local students to accelerate innovation and seek initiatives in environmental protection.

The contest went through an online qualifier from March 10 to April 30, attracting more than 4,100 applications from high school students in the capital. Of which, there were 1,249 valid entries, focusing on eight areas: plastic waste reduction and treatment; carbon emission reductions; sustainable agriculture; renewable energy; tackling air, land and water pollution; biodiversity preservation; climate change; and vehicles of the future.

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