VNUHCM-Information Technology Park’s 15th Anniversary

On May 2nd, at VNUHCM Campus, VNUHCM-Information Technology Park (VNUHCM-ITP) organized the fifteenth anniversary of its foundation (2/5/2003-2/5/2018). Assoc. Prof. Dr. Huynh Thanh Dat – President of VNUHCM attended the anniversary.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Huynh Thanh Dat ‘s welcome remark at the anniversary

 Typical startup ecosystem model
Throughout 15 years, VNUHCM-ITP always persevere in carrying out their mission, building an self-motivated environment and efficient connections between scientific, training and entrepreneurships activities at VNUHCM, taking part in the development of information technology and communications industry of the country.

From 2016, VNUHCM-ITP has secured 100% of its annual expenditure. Until now, VNUHCM-ITP has basically form an authentic concept of innovative startup ecosystem. This place nurtures over 40 startup businesses in different periods with over 300 engineers and 1.000 students to work and intern annually.

This particular model was highly praised by the Viet Nam Prime Minister – Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Secretary – Nguyen Thien Nhan. Specifically, the model and building method of startup ecosystem at VNUHCM-ITP has been studied by a multitude of provinces and cities from the Southern region.

VNUHCM-ITP has trained nearly 1.000 staff in startup supporting activities for 16 provinces and cities in the South. According to Prof. Huynh Thanh Dat, this is a noteworthy contribution of VNUHCM-ITP in implementing policies of the Government regarding the startup impulse.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Huynh Thanh Dat awarded the certificate of merit of the Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee to VNUHCM-ITP

Expectation of self-motivated startup ecosystem

According to VNUHCM’s goals, up to 2020, VNUHCM-ITP will have become an active startup ecosystem in the East of Ho Chi Minh City, where it will be able to gather about 100 startup businesses, over 2.000 jobs and a hub for 2.000 students to study and intern annually.

At the new stage, VNUHCM assigns VNUHCM-ITP to implement important missions such as, to build information management system of VNUHCM, to progress VNUHCM Campus into an intelligent campus and to become a point of contact with Ho Chi Minh City in building an innovative urban in the East.

“There is significant responsibility and expectation given to VNUHCM-ITP in the new stage. I believe that with its creativeness and bold actions, VNUHCM-ITP will accomplish the assigned missions outstandingly”. The President of VNUHCM said.

In an act to support the community, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Anh Thi – Director of VNUHCM-ITP signed the cooperation with Sai Gon Innovation Hub (SIHUB), Center of Enterprise and Startup Supporting, Department of Planning and Investment of Dong Thap province, Binh Duong province Department of Science and Technology, Center for Enterprise Research and Business Support.

On this occasion, VNUHCM-ITP introduced the function and mission of VNUHCM-Innovator and Entrepreneurship Center (VNUHCM-IEC).

VNUHCM awarded the certificate of merit of Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee to 7 teams and 14 individuals who greatly contributed throughout 15 years of building and development at VNUHCM-ITP.

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