April 14, 2024 1:35 pm
Innovative Solutions for the Public Sector Uncovered by Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City recently launched a program to discover and nurture innovative and practical startup projects aimed at improving management capacity in the public sector. The first program, called Gov.Star, was introduced by the Department of Science and Technology of Ho Chi Minh City on April 3. The main goal of Gov.Star is to find new models and solutions that use technology and digital transformation to tackle issues related to managing public affairs activities within departments, People’s Committees, and other entities in the city.

Individuals, project groups, and businesses with innovative solutions applicable to managing public affairs activities at state management agencies, schools, hospitals, and more are invited to participate in Gov.Star. Selected models and solutions will receive financial support and incubation to further develop and introduce them to departments and localities for practical pilot implementation.

The selection process for Gov.Star involves four phases, where project teams are evaluated based on criteria like applicability, capacity for practical implementation, technology application, creativity, economic efficiency, and social impact. Through the program, the District 1 People’s Committee has already piloted the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) for tasks such as granting business licenses and regulating temporary sidewalk use.

Participants in the program will have access to training, advice, and support from experts in technology development and business strategy to better understand the needs of state management agencies

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