Inspiring young minds, meet our national finalists and winners across four countries

Inspiring young minds, meet our national finalists and winners across four countries

Congratulations to all our nine finalists in this years’ Big Idea Challenge from Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

The Big Idea Challenge video pitch competition is a key part of the British Council’s Creative Spark Higher Education Enterprise Programme and encourages individuals to develop an innovative new ‘start-up’ idea and gives them the opportunity to tell the world about it. Find out more here:  https://creativespark-bigidea.uk/

  1. Kanat Abdyzhaparov and Farukh Karimzhanov from CEC American University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan was Country Champion in the Social Impact technology category for Baatyr (hero), the inclusive gym for people with special needs.

 

  1. Nigora Dautova from Enactus Kyrgyzstan was selected finalist in the Digital Technology Category designing a portable wind generator.

 

  1. Dastan Modubashov, Aigerim Taalaibekova and Aizhamal Suranalieva, from Enactus Kyrgyzstan was selected as finalists in the Digital Technology Category for online courses on digital professions in local language.

 

  1. Mikheil Gabunia and Givi Gogoladze, from Tbilisi State University was selected finalistin the Social Impact Category for a biodegradable collapsible water filtering bottle

 

  1. Zaven Khanamiryan and Mkrtich Harutyunyan from Armenian National Engineering Laboratories were national finalists in the Social Impact Category for designing the ultimate navigation app for indoors and outdoors.

 

  1.  Yeraz Salmasyan from the Armenian National Engineering Laboratories was the Creative Category winner for a mirror platform that is smart and innovative. Imagine how exciting it would be to convert your bathroom or hallway mirror into a personal assistant, displaying time, calendar, weather forecast and social media!

 

  1. Dilnoza Khodjayeva, Madina Abdurashidova, Alika Semeykina
    from National Institute of Fine Art & Design, Uzbekistan were national finalists in the Social Impact technology category for using Art therapy for patients with mental health disorders.

 

  1. Saidali Hamidov from Tashkent State Technical University (TSTU), Uzbekistan was been selected as a national finalist in the Digital technology category for automation of national libraries.

 

  1. Eldar Gayipov from Enactus Kyrgyzstan was selected Country Peoples Vote Winner for a handmade nomadic gift. Chucko is made from mutton knuckle bones and in nomadic culture it is a famous type of game.

ChangeSchool partner with a number of British universities including Cass Business School, Essex Business School and London South Bank university to co-deliver of faculty development and entrepreneurship development programmes for in these international institutions. In October we will be delivering a multi-university pre-accelerator programme in Armenia.

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