Win a share of £25,000 in cash and other prizes!
Are you a student aged between 18 and 35, who is resident in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine or Uzbekistan? Do you dream about starting your own business one day? If so, then this is exactly the opportunity you’ve been looking for! The Big Idea Challenge video pitch competition is a key part of the British Council’s Creative Spark Higher Education Enterprise Programme and encourages you to develop a innovative new ‘startup’ and then to tell the world about it. So whatever your idea, we want to hear about how it solves real problems and could ‘wow’ customers. Check if your institution is involved in the list below and standby to hear from them about how to enter the competition from April 2nd 2019.
Armenia: American University of Armenia • Armenian National Engineering Laboratories • Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST) • National Polytechnic University of Armenia (NPUA) • Simonian Educational Foundation (TUMO) • State Academy of Fine Arts • Yerevan V. Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts, Baku • Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction (AzUAC) • Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication • Yarat Contemporary Art Space Georgia: Business Technology University • Creative Georgia (LEPL under the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia) • Georgian Technical University • Ilia State University (ISU) • Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University • Tbilisi State Academy of Arts (LEPL) • V.Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire Kazakhstan: Almaty Management University • Atyrau State University (ASU) • Impact Hub Pilot Almaty • Kazakh-American Free University • Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU) • Kazakhstan Fashion Week • Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory (KKNC) • L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University – ENU • Narxoz University (NARXOZ) • PI Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System (NURIS) • T. Zhurgenov Kazakh National Academy of Arts Kyrgyzstan: Continuing Education Center of American University of Central Asia • Enactus • Kyrgyz National University named after J. Balasagyn • Resource Centre in Kyrgyzstan of Central Asian Crafts Support Association – CACSARC Ukraine: Donetsk National Technical University (DonNTU) • Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena • Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas (IFNTUOG) • Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (KhMAPE) • Kyiv National Economic University • Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD) • Lviv National Academy of Arts • Lviv Polytechnic National University • NGO Tech Start-up School (of Lviv Polytechnic National University) • Non-Governmental Organization Bureau of Research, Innovations and Technologies (NGO BRIT) • PPV Knowledge Network Ltd • Ukrainian Engineering Pedagogics Academy (UEPA) • V.N. Karazin National University Uzbekistan: Bonum Factum Gallery • Ministry of Innovative Development • Ministry of Public Education • National Institute of Fine Art and Design named after Kamoliddin Bekhzod • New Silk Road International Tourism University • Tashkent State Technical University named after Islam Karimov • Tashkent State University of Economics • The Arts and Culture Development Foundation • Uzbekistan State Institute of Art and Culture