The PISI-CIT 2015-2016

     "Incubation of Start-up and Innovation Ideas on Information Technology" (PISI-CIT) is the program supporting and funding ideas on innovation and start-up in terms of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) and sustainable businesses for students, young people, especially women in the Central Coast - Central Highlands Vietnam. This program is aimed at motivating the creative spirits, active thinking, ideas of starting up as well as enabling students to put their own dreams of doing business and developing their innovative ICT and business products into reality.

     The program has been initiated under collaboration between the University of Danang - College of Information Technology (UD-CIT) and training entities, international and domestic organizations with the initial budget from the project in the framework of Innovation Partnership Program (IPP) - the ODA funded by the governments of Vietnam and Finland.

     The PISI-CIT 2015-2016 has achieved greatly unexpected success. It’s not only a significant, large-scale start-up program which is the first time held in the Central Coast - Central Highlands Vietnam; but also an important program contributing to promote entrepreneurship movement in colleges, universities in particular and for the whole Danang and the Central Coast - Central Highlands Vietnam in general. The program has attracted the attention and participation of the start-up community: more than 40 innovative and start-up project teams for the online evaluation round; 15 projects selected for incubation support; 5 projects selected for supporting/funding by Lotus Impact Fund (USA); nearly 90 international and local experts invited to participate in sharing, mentoring and instructing; about 40 supporting partner organizations connected in the network.

     To follow the success of the PISI-CIT 2015-2016, UD-CIT continues to cooperate with Lotus Impact Fund under the funding of IPP. The PISI-CIT 2016-2017 is planned to officially kick-off since June 3rd, 2016 with the expected schedule as follows:

03/06 - 20/09/2016

Launching Expression of Interest (EOI)

21/09 - 31/10/2016

Submitting the project proposals (include in individuals or groups have not yet submitted EOI)


The online evaluation round


Workshop of PISI-CIT and one-on-one evaluation round

01/12/2016 - 31/06/2017

Supporting and funding to implement the selected projects

     Candidates and range

     All of the students (high schools, undergraduates and post-graduates) in the Central Coast - Central Highlands Vietnam are able to submit Expression of Interest and proposals on innovative and starting up ideas on ICT and sustainable businesses to the program.

     The innovative and start-up ideas proposed include business ideas, ideas of developing applicable products, service advancing ideas, etc., in the field of ICT and sustainable businesses.

     Awards and the opportunities to start up

     All of the individuals or groups who propose the selected ideas (both potential and prospective) will receive funding and training program of no charge to launch their idea implementation supported by experienced experts invited from organizations and enterprises.

     The potential ideas will be recommended to Lotus Impact Fund and the Danang City Incubator (DNES) for investing and special incubation supporting.


     All the individuals or groups of students (high schools, undergraduates and post-graduates) in the Central Coast - Central Highlands Vietnam who would like to receive support and funding from PISI-CIT need to submit Expression of Interest (form) to join the program via email: by September 20th, 2016.

     All information and forms are available at


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