IPP supports Hue in training E&I lecturers

Huế, 27.03.2018 – IPP together with Hue Industrial College, our partner in Hue, have organized the Training of Trainer on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program in Hue city. After 8 days of intensive training, 34 lecturers and staff representing 14 universities, colleges, mostly from the Central region have completed their training and become certified innovation lecturers. This is the last activity as part of the cooperation program between the Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Programme (IPP) and Vietnamese universities to expand the training programs on entrepreneurship and innovation in universities, promote the development of innovation and startup ecosystem in Vietnam.

In an effort to develop a healthy and sustainable innovation ecosystem for Vietnam, IPP has organized a number of capacity building activities on E&I according to international standards for individuals, organizations and universities in Vietnam. Since 2016, IPP has trained and certified about 150 lecturers on E&I from 50 universities, colleges and education organizations through 5 courses nationwide. The training contents are based on IPP open-source curriculum on Entrepreneurship and Innovation developed by IPP team of international experts from Finland and the United States. With the focus on providing knowledge, skills and tools for entrepreneurship through the application of innovative teaching methodologies. These ToT courses have contributed significantly to the development of startups and innovation ecosystem in Vietnam. By providing high-quality consultants and lecturers to promote changing mindset, sustainable development and a culture of innovation in Vietnam.

HUEIC is among those partners from the Central region, selected by IPP to transfer knowledge related to the implementation of a ToT course, giving them the capacity to design and deliver independent training courses at a later date.

ToT2-Hue is an 8-day bootcamp training session held from 19 to 27 March 2018 at HUEIC’s Innovation Center. The training is taught by three international trainers with many years of experience in teaching and consulting on E&I in many countries around the world. In addition, during the eight days of Bootcamp, guest speakers such as startup entrepreneurs, investors, ecosystem builders, and so on are invited to share experiences and open discussion with the participants.

Attending ToT2-Hue Graduation Ceremony there are Ms. Tran Thi Thu Huong – Director General, Assistant to Minister of Science and Technology, IPP Programme Director, Dr. Cung Trong Cuong – HueIC Rector, some distinguished guests together with international instructors and participants.


BTrao chung chi ToT2-Hue

Ms. Tran Thi Thu Huong – IPP Programme Director gives Certificates of Completion to ToT2-Hue graduates.


Upon graduation from ToT2 Hue, the lecturers will have 2 month practicing the development and implementation of training programs on E&I in various forms in to serve the need of each university. They will serve as an important resource to promote the sustainable and healthy development of startup ecosystem in the Central region and wider Vietnam.

List of organizations participating ToT2 Hue:

  1. Can Tho University
  2. Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
  3. Nha Trang University
  4. Da Lat University
  5. Mien Trung Industry and Trade College
  6. University of Science and Technology, The University of Danang
  7. Hue Industrial College
  8. Transport College of Hue
  9. Hue College of Economics, Hue University
  10. University of Foreign Languages, Hue University
  11. Thua Thien Hue College of Education
  12. Hue Tourism College
  13. Quang Tri Department of Education and Training
  14. College of Industrial Techniques in Bac Giang


Some images of the Opening and Graduation Ceremony:


The panorama of the ceremony.


Mr. Cung Trong Cuong – Rector of Hue Industrial College


Mr. Brett Dickstein – Lead Instructor of ToT2-Hue


About IPP

Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Program (IPP) is an Official Development Assistance (ODA) program financed jointly by the governments of Vietnam and Finland. IPP is in its second and final phase running through 2014-2018 with EUR 11 million budget. IPP targets long-term benefits for the Vietnamese economy and E&I ecosystem. The program works with key national and international partners to scale up practical E&I training as well as to improve local support mechanisms and programs for Vietnamese new innovative companies. IPP connects key actors in the ecosystem in order to build a strong foundation for Vietnam’s next-generation entrepreneurs and promotes partnerships between Vietnamese and other, particularly Finnish businesses. For more information, please visit IPP2’s official website at http://ipp.vn.


Hue Industrial College (HueIC) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade is one of the most prestigious and qualified training institutions in Vietnam for nearly 125 years. Hue Industrial College is also one of the pioneers in introducing entrepreneurship and innovations to teaching in the mainstream curriculum under the support of IPP through providing ToT course to the teaching staff and to transfer the curriculum from 2016 to the present. Hue Industrial College is also a key member of the Central Region Innovation Project funded by IPP. The University has organized many training courses for in-house and out-of-school faculty and staff on innovation in the past. For further details of HueIC, please visit http://hueic.edu.vn

Video clip on ToT2-Hue images and results: