Greenovator Hackathon 2021: Competition to foster Vietnam’s innovation enthusiast in finding solutions towards cleaner air

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Greenovator Hackathon 2021

Competition to foster Vietnam’s innovation enthusiast in finding solutions towards cleaner air

  • The hackathon is co-organized by Bosch and Quang Trung Software City, to nurture and empower local youth.
  • The hackathon challenges local youth to innovate and propose technical solutions to effectively improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion and manage exhaust fume from vehicles.
  • Bosch Immision Monitoring Box (IMB) and smart cameras: fascinating technologies as foundation to develop ideas

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Bosch Vietnam and Quang Trung Software City (QTSC) jointly kick start the ‘Greenovator Hackathon 2021’ with the theme “technologies for a Blue Sky”. The competition encourages Vietnam’s youth and engineering students to design innovative solutions addressing three main areas: (1) improve outdoor air quality status; (2) manage traffic flow effectively to reduce congestions; (3) and reduce vehicle’s emission resulting to cleaner air.

Participants will undergo three main phases of the competition, including: prelimination round, centralized solution development (hacking) and final presentation. Participants can submit either as individuals or teams (maximum 3 people) from August 17th, 2021 to September 15th, 2021, strictly following the guidelines stated on the competition’s website. Thereafter, top ten teams will be short-listed to enter the next round, where they will undergo a technology bootcamp with industry experts from both Bosch and QTSC on October 14th and 15th, 2021.

At the bootcamp, all ten teams will be provided with the knowledge critical for further development of their initial ideas, including: (1) air quality data collected by Bosch Immission Monitoring Box (IMB) and (2) information regarding the traffic situation in Quang Trung Software City area, recorded by Bosch’s AI-powered intelligent CCTV system. Participants will also be trained in design thinking and viable business model amongst others.

The competition will end with a 48-hour hackathon on October 29th and 30th, where the teams will deploy and present their finest work for the coveted title. Top three teams will receive cash prizes of 50 million VND, 30 million VND, and 15 million VND accordingly. They will also have the opportunity to join Bosch – one of Vietnam’s leading technical enterprises – as interns.

“The Greenovator Hackathon tackles real and current challenges in order to increase public awareness and encourage sustainable innovations for a greener and better Vietnam. It is a privilege for Bosch to actively involve the local youth to contribute to the mission of improving quality of life,” said Guru Mallikarjuna, Managing Director of Bosch Vietnam. “Year after year, we have witnessed incredible ideas and talent from passionate young Vietnamese innovators for the hackathons; hence I am looking forward to this year’s submissions and help scale their ideas to market”.

Leveraging on modern technologies, the Greenovator Hackathon will empower young generation in developing innovative ideas to improve the quality of air in Vietnam. It is also part of a strategic plan between Bosch Vietnam and QTSC, the country’s leading high technology park. Within the framework of the competition, both parties have agreed to provide the finalists with data and technical toolkit for the deployment of inclusive and real-life data, including:

  • The Bosch Immission Monitoring Box (IMB) is an indicative Air Quality Monitoring system for monitoring real-time air quality parameters, such as temperature, humidity, PM 2.5, PM 10,… in ambient environment/wastewater. It uses sensors to capture and provide analysis on the current and projected levels of pollutants — which can then be used to make targeted improvements to traffic flow and air quality.
  • The smart camera system – the new Bosch AUTODOME inteox 7000i cameras – has built-in Artificial Intelligence (AI) including video analytics while the camera is moving, machine learning capabilities, and deep neural network-based (DNN) video analytics. This technology will offer an overview of the traffic situation while accurrately and effectively analyzing the traffic density.

“The theme technologies for a Blue Sky resonates strongly with QTSC vision of contributing to the smart, green and sustainable cities and country of the future. We always want to create a platform for young innovators to express themselves and gradually mature through competitions like this, thereby building a quality future-ready workforce for the country”, shared Lam Nguyen Hai Long, QTSC’s CEO.

From its establishment in 2001, QTSC has been the first and the largest software park in Vietnam. After 20 years of development, the park has attracted 155 ICT companies including 1 large-sized company with over 2,000 employees and 5 companies with over 1,000 employees. QTSC makes its mission to support enterprises and innovators to develop new high-tech products and solutions in the park, with more than 650 IT products, services and solutions have been deployed and gone to market until today.

Find out more about the hackathon and bring ideas to life for a Blue Sky here:


Contact person for press inquiries:

- From Bosch Vietnam

Ms Nguyễn Thị Bích Phượng

Corporate Communications Manager

Mobile: +84 933 979 246


- From Quang Trung Software City

Ms Phạm Thị Ngọc Hoa – Marketing and Strategy Department

Mobile : +84 982 990 147



* Bosch in Vietnam

Bosch first started in Vietnam with a representative office in 1994 and since 2007 the company is represented by Robert Bosch (Vietnam) Co. Ltd. Bosch has its main office in Ho Chi Minh City, with branch offices in Hanoi and Da Nang, and a Powertrain Solutions plant in the Dong Nai province to manufacture pushbelts for continuously variable transmissions (CVT) in automobiles. In addition, Bosch operates a software and engineering R&D center (Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Vietnam Co., Ltd), as well as an automotive R&D center for mobility solutions in Ho Chi Minh City. As of 31 December 2020, Bosch employed over 4,500 associates in Vietnam. Bosch has diversified businesses in Vietnam including Two-Wheeler and Powersports, Home Appliances, Automotive Original Equipment, Power Tools, Drive and Control Technology, Building Technologies and Thermotechnology.

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* About the Bosch Group

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 395,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 129 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 34,000 are software engineers.

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