Jahangirnagar University crowned Champion of CTO Forum Innovation Hackathon
The grand finale and prize distribution of 'CTO Forum Innovation Hackathon 2022' organized by CTO Forum Bangladesh was held with the aim of finding solutions to six practical problems of creating Digital Bangladesh. Jahangirnagar University was the champion of this year's event.
On November 28 (Monday) afternoon, the prizes were handed over to the winners at the American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) campus in the capital.
The champion team was awarded a monetary prize of 1 lac taka to the winners. International University Chittagong has won second place. They get a monetary reward of 75 thousand takas. American International University Bangladesh secured the third place. Bangladesh Digital University secured fourth place and A Jet Technology secured fifth place.
The competition started with registration on the online platform on August 13 this year, followed by an idea round, prototype round, online demonstration and lastly on October 22, the competition ended with a live presentation. Around 124 ideas were registered in the national level virtual innovation hackathon which started with 11 challenges like 'World without hunger, good health, quality education, e-commerce, emerging technology, virtual assistance, online certificate verification'. The hackathon started with 41 ideas selected by the jury board with 50 respected university professors and 20 industry expert board members.
Among others, Professor Dr Badrul Huda Khan, Joint Secretary of the ICT Department Mr Pranab Saha, convener of the event Professor Dr Syed Akhtar Hossain, Fair Group CEO Mr Mostakim Dayang, organized by associate organization BASIS Director Ahmedul Islam Babu and others. Also present at the event was the director of the science and engineering department of American International University Bangladesh and the chairman of the organising jury and mentor committee Professor Dr Dwip Nandi.
The title sponsor of this year's Innovation Hackathon 2022 is the Hyundai brand of Fair Technologies. Bangladesh Hitech Park Authority and Aspire to Innovate (A2I) and Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) were involved in the hackathon.