Workshop on innovation and entrepreneurship of the V2WK project

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From October 29 to 31, 2019, the Project Management Board of V2WORK held a meeting of the Project Management Board and the International Conference on innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities - City National University, Ho Chi Minh city. The representative of the University of Danang (UD) attended the meeting and the seminar were Assoc.Prof.Dr. Vo Trung Hung, MSc. Ngo Thi Ngoc Hoa, MSc. Le Vu and members of Smart Trash team participate in the startup idea contest.

The project "Improving the Vietnamese higher education system to increase job opportunities and entrepreneurship skills for students after graduation" is called "Strengthening the Vietnamese Higher Education System to improve graduates' employability and entrepreneurship skills ", called V2WORK for short, is coordinated by Alicante University (Spain), lasting for 3 years (2017 - 2020) and sponsored by the Erasmus + Foundation of the European Union. Universities (Universities) participating in the project include: Alicante University (Spain), Coimbra University (Portugal) and Joanneum FH University (Austria); with representatives of member universities from Vietnam including Hanoi University of Technology, Vinh University of Industry, University of Da Nang, Tay Nguyen University, Nha Trang University, University of Social Sciences and Humanities - VNU HCM City, Thu Dau Mot University and Tra Vinh University.

During the meeting of the Project Management Board, partner schools reported on the results of project implementation in the unit and the plan in the coming time. The meeting members highly appreciated the efforts and achievements of UD with many activities related to job support for students and start-ups. 

Figure 1. Representatives of V2WORK Project partners attended the meeting

Bin addition to the session, the Project Management Board organized many other events such as the Be Green Startup Contest and roundtable discussion sessions (Panel) on various topics such as Ecosystem Business, University Cooperation - Business in start-ups, How to become an entrepreneur, ...

Team Smart Trash (Smart Trash Bin) is the winner of the Smart Campus competition of University of Technical Education who participated in the contest. The team's idea of ​​integrating smart applications in the trash has received much attention and input from the judges as well as delegates.

Figure 2. Smart Trash team members take souvenir photos at the contest

Representing UD to participate in Panels, Assoc. Prof. Dr. VO Trung Hung, MSc. Ngo Thi Ngoc Hoa and MSc. Le Vu shared experiences and contributed many suggestions which were highly appreciated by the delegates. Through discussions at the Panels, the units shared many important information and experiences from Europe, businesses and universities from all parts of the country. The formation of a startup ecosystem requires efforts from all stakeholders such as universities, businesses, policymakers, government regulators and especially students..
Figure 3. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Vo Trung Hung runs a Panel at plenary session
Figure 4. Participants in the workshop taking souvenir photos