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Hoa Hoc Tro Newspaper and RMIT University Vietnam have teamed up to bring you the TechGenius Competition. This is an opportunity for Vietnamese high school students to challenge their creativity, practice technology solutions and receive guidance from industry experts and RMIT’s professional lecturers. 

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Who can enter?

Students from high schools in Vietnam participating in teams (3 members per team and the members may come from different high schools).

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Conditions of entry


Each team must submit a proposal to solve an ongoing issue under the following themes: 

01 | Environment

02 | Health

03 | Online teaching and learning


Each submission (a proposal for the preliminary round and a prototype for the final round) must fall under one of the following categories:

  • IT solutions

  • Engineering solutions

Some projects for references can be found at:

Register to join the competition

Your information will not be shared with the third parties.

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Mr. Doan Van Hien

Deputy General Director of ABB Vietnam - a leading global technology company in electrical engineering, automation equipment and systems and one of RMIT’s industry partners.  

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Mr. Tran Ngoc Quang

Acting Senior Program Manager of Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Information Technology, RMIT Vietnam.

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Ms. Nicole Nguyen

CEO of AVSE Corporation and Head of Asia Pacific of Infinity Blockchain Ventures.

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Mr. Le Duc Trung

Senior Partner Development Manager at Microsoft Vietnam - one of RMIT’s industry partners.

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Mr. Nguyen Le Huy

Senior Program Manager of Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics) (Honours), RMIT Vietnam.

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Mr. Hoang Viet Tien

Deputy General Secretary at Vietnam Internet Association cum Head of Strategic Advisor at Insider. Advisor of the "STEM education at high school level" project led by MOET.

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Mr. Trieu Hai Linh

Data & AI Specialist, Microsoft Vietnam

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Total prize value is up to 170 million VND, in particular:

02 First Prizes (IT category):

Prizes worth 30,000,000 VND per team

02 Second Prizes (IT category):

Prizes worth 10,000,000 VND per team

02 First Prizes (Engineering category):

Prizes worth 30,000,000 VND per team

02 Second Prizes (Engineering category):

Prizes worth 10,000,000 VND per team

02 People’s Choice Prizes:

(02 teams receiving most online votes)

Prizes worth 5,000,000 VND per team

Note: Prizes cannot be exchanged for monetary value or any other items. 



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Prizes for high schools with student teams winning first prizes in IT or Engineering category:

Prizes worth 20,000,000 VND per school

Prizes for high schools with student teams winning second prizes in IT or Engineering category:

Prizes worth 10,000,000 VND per school

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Teams register and submit the proposals to cuocthisangkiencongnghe@gmail.com before 23:59 on 30 May 2021.


Workshops & Semi-final:

Top 40 teams participate in online workshops and Q&A sessions with judges & lecturers from RMIT. After that, each team will develop the proposed product/ project and film a 3-5-minute video to introduce the product/ project’s prototype. All videos will be published on fan page RMIT & Sinh viên tương lai where audiences can vote for the People’s Choice Prizes.

Top 40 teams compete in the final round and have the chance to exhibit their products/ projects in 02 exhibitions in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Accommodation & travel expenses will be self-covered by participants.

Final & Exhibition:

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Live chat with RMIT students (*)

31 July

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Engineering workshop (*) (**)

15 August

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IT workshop (*) (**)

12 September

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Presentation skills training (**)

17 October

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Deadline to submit demo videos

26 November

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28 November

Finale & Exhibition in Northern region (Hanoi) (**)

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05 December

Finale & Exhibition in Southern region (Hochiminh City) (**)

*Language: Vietnamese 

**Language: English  

Note: The deadline to submit the project’s prototype video is 2 days before the Finale in Hanoi and HCMC respectively. Online voting will take place within 17 hours from the moment videos are published on the fanpage of the Competition to ensure the submissions’ confidentiality.

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Judging criteria

Submissions will be judged on:

Judging Panels

  • Problem-solving approach 

  • Creativity 

  • Technical execution 

  • Overall presentation

Project demo videos of the Top 40 teams will be published on RMIT & Sinh vien tuong lai and the audience can vote by leaving their interactions (such as like, share, video view, etc.). The 2 winners of the People’s Choice Prize will be announced based on the most interactions on our page.

Online votes

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Rules and regulations

  • The submitted product/project must be an original work with full credit given to the creator(s), who, in this case, are the competition’s participating student(s). Any form of copyright infringement and plagiarism will not be tolerated. If caught infringing on copyright or plagiarising, the participating student(s) will be immediately disqualified from the competition. 

  • The submitted product/project must be deemed appropriate for the age group of participating student(s) and must not go against the culture as well as the moral values of Vietnamese society. That means: no excessive use of coarse languages; no encouragement of extreme thoughts and ideas; no incitement of violence and social discrimination; no sensitive contents, such as sex and nudity; no input of political opinions. 

  • The competition strictly prohibits cheating (buying interaction, using like-hacking tools…) in any form.   

  • Participating students are allowed and encouraged to seek for mentors who are high school teachers/ seniors with relevant experience to consult and accompany you throughout the competition. However, product/project with professional intervention from outsiders will receive little to no appraisal from the judges.

  • Teams that make it to the Top 40 must attend or send at least one representative to attend the final round and exhibition held in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.

  • The decisions of the judges are final.

Contact us


Hotline: 0767108968 (Ms Van) - 0938857028 (Ms Nhu)