The 2014 National Instruments Innovation Design Competition for Young Entrepreneurs in Vietnam

National Instruments, through its Planet NI program and in collaboration with HEEAP  presents:

The 2014 National Instruments Innovation Design Competition for Young Entrepreneurs in Vietnam

National Instruments in collaboration with HEEAP is proud to present the 2014 NI Innovation Design Competition for Young Entrepreneurs in Vietnam.

The goal is to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship among future and recent engineering graduates in Vietnam and to submit market-ready projects that support the sustainable development of the local community.

Through the Planet NI program, we will provide selected student teams access to NI’s development platforms to design prototypes and solutions that meet local challenges in Vietnam. NI will offer tools, training, and consulting to help turn value-added ideas into functional prototypes using the NI myRIO embedded hardware platform and NI LabVIEW system design software.

Have you ever had an idea for a project that can become a business and benefit the local community? Bring it to life through this competition. With our resources and support, you can make your ideas a reality.

You have a chance to win cash prizes and a trip to NIWeek 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. From inexpensive medical devices to building the world’s fastest vegetable oil-powered vehicle, we want to see how students like you are engineering a better world using the LabVIEW graphical development environment.

Prize Information

Submit the most innovative and relevant prototype to win prizes. Planet NI representatives will select the top two projects and choose one winner from those finalists. Paper submissions featuring videos that exemplify their technical applications will also be required.

First Prize

  • $600 USD cash
  • 1 LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT programmable robotics kit
  • Opportunity to present project paper at global NIWeek conference
  • Airfare and accommodation for one (1) member from the winning team to travel to Austin, Texas, to attend NIWeek 2015
  • Paper published on

Second Prize

  • $300 USD cash
  • 1 LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT programmable robotics kit
  • Paper published on

Important Dates

  • March 1, 2014—Call for abstract submissions
  • May 31, 2014—Closing date for abstract submissions (EXTENDED)
  • June 16, 2014—Announce top abstracts (EXTENDED)
  • September 15, 2014—Closing date for final paper submissions
  • September 30, 2014—Results and winners announced
  • October 2014—Award ceremony, prize distribution (more details to follow)

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to enter this competition, a team must be made up of three (3) or fewer individuals, all of whom must:

  • Be ±2 years from engineering school graduation and  18 years of age or older on the date of entry and be enrolled as a student in an academic program of an accredited college or university that awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degrees
  • Have one professor or industry project adviser
  • Use NI myRIO and LabVIEW in their project application
  • Write an original technical paper, including an abstract
  • Submit an abstract for the paper by 23:59 CDT on May 31, 2014, which is the closing date for abstract submission
  • Submit the final paper and all related materials no later than 23:59 CDT on September 15, 2014

The employees of NI and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, and promotional partners and the relatives and household members of those employees are NOT eligible to enter.

For questions please contact or HEEAP Coordinator, Ms. Trần Thị Phương Thảo at
This contest is sponsored by NI and is restricted to the following country only: Vietnam