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mLab East Asia was launched at the Ho Chi Minh City Saigon Hi-Tech Park on Sep 17 to promote mobile applications development in East Asia and support businesses and individuals in the industry. mLab East Asia is managed by a High Tech Park (SHTP) consortium. Together with its partner Elcom, IMT Solutions demonstrated its mobile solutions in mLab showroom during the Grand Opening Ceremony.

The establishment of mLab is part of the infoDev’s Knowledge Economy program to encourage innovation and competitiveness among SMEs. infoDev selected a consortium led by SHTP to host the mLab East Asia. The consortium partners include Saigon Hi-Tech Park, Vietnam National University, FPT University and Elcom.  With a total of US$380,000 in investment capital funded by infoDev and Nokia, the project aims to create an open space for hi-tech entrepreneurs to work and develop mobile applications. mLab East Asia will also be linked to mLab networks in Kenya, Armenia and South Africa.

 

At the ceremony, the organizing board presented awards to the winners of the m2Work Hackathon 2012 contest launched by infoDev, an annual World Bank Global Partnership Program. IMT Solutions was invited to demonstrated its mobile solutions in the mLab showroom at the ceremony. IMT introduced mobile learning, location based service and mobile social network solutions in the demo. IMT’s partner Elcom demonstrated eBOP, a centralized home entertainment center running on the IP network.

More information about mLab East Asia can be found at:

http://www.mlab.vn/en/default.asp

http://www.infodev.org/en/Project.131.html