Vietnamese inventors to receive WIPO Awards

25 Mar 2005

Ha NoiOn the occasion of the Viet Nam Scientific and Technological Awards ceremony, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recognizes and honors the scientific excellence and technological creativity of Vietnamese inventors and enterprises. WIPO is represented by the United Nations Resident Coordinator and UN Development Programme Resident Representative Jordan Ryan, who will present the awards at the award ceremony to be televised from Ba Dinh Hall in Ha Noi this evening.

The winners of the “Best Invention” award are Dinh Van Nha, Dinh Van Thuan and Mai Kieu Lien, for their research in Design and Manufacturer of Equipments for Producing Line of Drinking Yoghurt 6000 litters/hour.  In addition to the WIPO Medal, the five inventors will receive an individual WIPO certificate and a cash prize.

The WIPO award for Outstanding Woman Inventor goes to Nguyen Thi Nguyet for her research on design and technology of 125 MVA-220 kV power transformer.   Ms. Nguyet will receive a WIPO Medal and a cash prize.

The "Best Young Inventor” award recipients are Lai Ba Thanh, Le Viet Anh, Do Nhu Binh, Le Duc Manh, Mai An Giang, all from the Military Medical University for an “Anthropometrical study of mentocervical region on Vietnamese adults”, to apply in plastic surgery of burn scar. In addition to the WIPO Medal, the five inventors will receive an individual WIPO certificate and a cash prize.

The WIPO Trophy for Innovative Enterprises will be handed out to Viet Tien Garment Import Export Company for its business strategy, production and marketing operations.

Mr. Ryan points out that technological inventions will help Viet Nam achieve its Millennium Development Goals and reduce poverty. It will be more difficult for Viet Nam to meet any of the MDGs by the year 2015 without making science and technology one of the priorities of the national development agenda.

The WIPO awards seek to stimulate inventive and innovative activity around the world, particularly in developing countries. They serve to attract and enhance public recognition of inventors and their work. Since the launch of this programme in 1979, more than 800 WIPO medals have been awarded to inventors from 97 countries, including women and young inventors.

Contact Information

Ms. Nguyen Viet Lan, UNDP Media and Publications Unit
84-4-942-1495 ext.186. Email: nguyen.viet.lan@undp.org