Close up shot of an activity desk where people stand around the desk looking at a structure made from pipe cleaner.​
Creative Thinking. ©

Stephen Dobson

Students, academics and institutions will be brought together to explore ways to balance Viet Nam growing energy needs with the country’s net zero aspirations and COP26 commitments. 

This three-part programme encourages an entrepreneurial mindset, that will use existing UK-VN innovation networks to creatively explore new educational links between research and business.  
Innovative ideas, interdisciplinary approaches and the sharing of research relating to climate change will first be debated and explored at a Think Tank Symposium. This will be followed by a highly engaging Student Hackathon, designed to bring art, science and technology together and showcase entrepreneurial approaches, as well as a training programme.

About the collaborators

Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) is a pioneer research university in Vietnam and Asia, a hub for scientific and technological intellectuals.

HUST considers individual creativity and intellectual differences as key elements for success and innovation and as such is a central tenant in tackling climate change and achieving true sustainable development.  It is this drive to combine science and creativity that underpins the collaboration with the University of Leeds, School of Performance and Cultural Industries (PCI).  With an emphasis on creative enterprise and an interdisciplinary ethos PCI is active in collaborating to enhance our teaching and research with universities and industry around the world. 

How to take part 

Creative Entrepreneurship and the Climate Change Challenge workshops, think tanks and hackathons will take place in December 2023.  

  • Hackathon for students: Climate Change Challenge 
    Hanoi University of Science and Technology

  • Think tank: Creative industry at COP27 
    Hanoi University of Science and Technology  

  • Climate Change Challenge Show case event 
    Hanoi University of Science and Technology