The 2016 National Instruments Innovation Design Competition for Young Entrepreneurs in Vietnam

Join the National Instruments Innovation Design Competition for Young Entrepreneurs in Vietnam

Organized by National Instruments and the Arizona State University alliance for Building University-Industry Learning & Development through Innovation & Technology (BUILD-IT); this is a unique opportunity for STEM students and young engineers, scientists and technologists to nurture their innovative and entrepreneurial ideas; and have a chance to win cash, NI design products and a trip to NI world headquarters in Austin, Texas USA.

Important Dates for Participation

August 15, 2016 - Competition opens
September 30, 2016 - Last day to submit abstract
October 14, 2016 - Top 10 abstracts announced; design/prototyping begins
January 27, 2017 - Last day to submit final project report
March 3, 2017 - Awards ceremony
May 2017 - NI Week in Austin, Texas USA

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be ±3 years from college or university graduation
  • Be or have been enrolled as a student in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) academic program of a college or university, that awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degrees
  • Have an innovative idea for a product that could become a new business and benefit the local community


Technical support and design space provided by Saigon High Tech Park, Fablab Saigon and Fablab Danang.
Judging provided by NI, ASU, US Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City and 500 Startups. The Top 10 teams advancing to final round receive access to NI’s myRIO and LabVIEW development platforms to support prototype design.


First Prize: 600 USD, myRIO embedded hardware device, trip to Austin, Texas USA to present winning project at NI Week 2017, paper published on
Second Prize: 300 USD, myRIO embedded hardware device, paper published on


Download the poster in English

Download the poster in Vietnamese

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