The winners of the third edition of Banglalink Ennovators, a digital ideation competition launched with a view to inspiring innovative youngsters to rethink, restart and recreate, was announced at its grand finale held at Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden, recently.
Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, Honorable Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament, was present at the event as the chief guest and Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury, MP, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education graced the event as the special guest. Taimur Rahman, Acting CEO and Chief Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Officer, Banglalink, Monzula Morshed, Chief Human Resources and Administration Officer, Banglalink, and other management members of the organisation were also in attendance, among others.
Around 17,000 youngsters from all across the country participated in the competition, among which 5 teams were selected to present their ideas at the grand finale. The selection process had several steps designed to identify the most innovative minds. Assessing the merits of the presented ideas, the Banglalink jury panel selected the top three teams.
Team Silver Lining, the winning team, clinched the top spot presenting its digital idea on a real-time vehicle monitoring system. Team Last Minute was announced as the first runner’s up for their ideas on an integrated waste management system, and Team Three and a Half Men became the second runner’s up their concept of a digital ecosystem for authenticating daily consumable products.
The winning team will be given an opportunity to visit Banglalink’s parent company, Veon’s HQ in Amsterdam, and a direct entry to the Assessment Centre of the Strategic Assistant Programme of Banglalink. The first and the second runners-up will also get a direct entry to Assessment Centre of the Strategic Assistant Programme along with attractive prizes. All the members of the top 5 teams will directly qualify for Banglalink’s “Advanced Internship Program (AIP)” and get opportunities to participate in Banglalink’s ‘Learn from Startups’ and ‘Campus to Corporate’ programmes.
The Grand Finale marked the successful completion of the third edition of Banglalink Ennovators, which was launched back in 2017. Radio Foorti was the Radio partner of Banglalink Ennovators, this year.