Maker Innovation Space Grand Opening in Can Tho

April 5, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Can Tho University, Street 3/2, Xuan Khanh, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho City

When: Apr 5, 2019, 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Can Tho University, Street 3/2, Xuan Khanh, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho City

Innovation starts with a spark: an idea, a solution, a new way of thinking, of doing….


The Maker Innovation Space is a critical part of the USAID Building University-Industry Learning and Development through Innovation and Technology (BUILD-IT) Alliance, a five-year project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The space is a key component in initiating a culture of innovation by providing an experiential space where students and faculty can design, create, innovate, and develop work-ready competencies. The area is designed to empower faculty and students to engage in a range of activities such as sharing ideas, designing, building, and developing new products. Students will also have an opportunity to engage in a combination of hands-on processes, networking and participate in industry led programming.  

Space Functions

  • Provide resources for faculty and students with the means to access machinery and materials for projects and courses
  • A space for faculty to offer applied project curricula courses and workshops to students
  • Influence culture of innovation, high professional skills, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Provide a space for industry lead student competitions

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Time Details
9:00 Arrive, Check-in and Seating
9:15 Event and Guest Introduction
9:20 Welcome Remarks by Rector of Can Tho University
Dr. Ha Thanh Toan
9:25 Opening Remarks by USAID Vietnam Mission Director
Mr. Michael Greene
9:35 Maker Innovation Network Vietnam Video
9:45 Keynote: On Vietnamese Innovation Trends
Mr. Francis Nguyen, Principal Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
10:05 Introducing Maker Innovation Space Can Tho University
Dr. Nguyen Hoang Dung, Dean of Automation Department
10:30 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
10:40 Tour of the Maker Innovation Space & Student Projects
11:20 Adjourn