RE:harvest, founded in 2019, is a company dedicated to promoting the practice of circular economy in Vietnam. They focus on conducting research and market penetration trials with their range of food products, including Re:nergy Flour, Re:nergy Bar, Re:nergy Granola, and Re:nergy Shake. These innovative food items are made from recycled by-products, allowing for the efficient utilization of resources and minimizing waste.


Toonsquare, founded in 2019, is a company that offers a content production platform called Tooning. This platform enables users to easily create comic-style content. With a focus on addressing the challenges in design education for Vietnamese youth, Toonsquare provides free courses and training programs utilizing their Tooning Pro software. These programs are specifically designed for design students in Ho Chi Minh City, aiming to develop their creative skills and prepare them to meet international market standards.


Rivo Enterprises, founded in 2017, is a company that specializes in providing smart keyboard devices designed specifically for visually impaired individuals. Their flagship products include the Rivo1, Rivo2, and Rivo3 Keyboard. These innovative keyboards are tailored to meet the unique needs of visually impaired users, enabling them to effectively utilize smartphones and online platforms for various activities.


Xinapse is a company founded in 2017 with a main focus on improving access to foreign languages for the visually impaired and hearing impaired individuals in Vietnam. They achieve this by developing multilingual audiobooks and offering software solutions for inclusive libraries across the country. Xinapse also engages in collecting voice data from various regions in Vietnam to create Vietnamese audiobooks.


LabSD, Inc. is a Korea-based company founded in 2017 that focuses on preventing blindness and non-communicable diseases. They provide an ecosystem centered around their flagship platform called EYELIKE™. LabSD deploys mobile healthcare systems and conducts research to evaluate the effectiveness of these systems in improving access to eye care services, especially in resource-constrained areas. They specifically address challenges related to screening and treating sight-threatening retinal diseases. LabSD’s innovative EYELIKE™ platform plays a crucial role in facilitating these efforts. For more detailed information about LabSD, you can visit their website at About Us | Labsd, Inc..

Tictoc Croc

Tictoc Croc is a childcare applications and service provider that was founded in 2016. They specialize in narrowing the educational gap through digital education for students from charity schools and welfare centers in Ho Chi Minh City. In their efforts to improve education, Tictoc Croc organizes surveys on recreational and educational services. They also conduct training courses for volunteer tutors, equipping them with curriculum and necessary learning materials to effectively teach English primary classes to disadvantaged children in these schools. For more information about Tictoc Croc, you can visit their website at


PiQuant is a Korean spectroscopy analysis solution provider founded in 2015. Their product lineup includes ColiQuant and WaterScanner. In Vietnam, PiQuant has undertaken projects to address water pollution issues in rural areas by introducing their WaterScanner devices and ColiQuant products. These solutions enable the measurement of E. Coli bacteria concentration in domestic water sources.


-Established in 2017

-Business Model: Products/Services for the Visually Impaired


Portable Braille Slate, Versa Slate without Papers

Flowy for PC/Mobile reading expansion and real-time screen sharing services

-Currently no local presence. Implementing a project to improve information accessibility and improve learning effects of children with low vision by implementing smart school projects for students with low vision.



The Social Open Innovation Village, a part of TechFest Vietnam 2023, organized by the Management and Sustainable Development Institute (MSD United Way Vietnam) in collaboration with United Way Worldwide and Swinburne Vietnam, partnered with the Nation Agency for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Development (NATEC) and the National Startup Support Center (NSSC), to host the workshop “Circular Economy – Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business trend”.


Binh Duong, November 3, 2022 – Within TECHFEST VIETNAM 2022, Social Open Innovation Village, under the auspices of the National Agency for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Development (NATEC), in collaboration with Management and Sustainable Development Institute (MSD) – United Way Vietnam, United Way Worldwide (UWW), Shinhan Square Bridge Vietnam and Startup Vietnam Foundation (SVF) in […]