Four shortlisted teams pitched their invention in front of a panel of ten judges, consisting of both international and domestic industry, innovation and entrepreneurship experts. Team HQT (from Duy Tan University) with a prototype — consisting of three bright young inventors: Le Quang Thanh, Le Nhat Hung and Nguyen Ngo Anh Quan — went home with a prize of US$1,000 (VND22.8 million). The runner-up team from University of Science and Technology of Hanoi, went back to Hanoi with US$400.
The winning entry will now be prototyped with the hope of turning it into a commercial product that will not only be profitable, but will also deal with the issues of bad handling and the overfishing of tuna.
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