The British Council Uzbekistan in partnership with London Metropolitan University, the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialised Education in Uzbekistan and the Ministry of Innovative Development of Uzbekistan oganised the Big Idea Challenge project which engaged Uzbekistan students in an established British innovation and enterprise competition.
The programme is aimed at giving students the opportunity to propose business ideas that will create positive change in society across Uzbekistan and potentially the world.
This year’s competition placed a particular emphasis on developing ideas in the area of “Social Impact”.
The participants were encouraged to make a difference to their communities in which they are living. Local needs had to be addressed with the help of your idea such as social issues, environmental issues or any support to the community.
The project also integrates with the British Council’s established English for Specific Purposes project. The Big Idea Challenge competition delivery was in the medium of English and Uzbekistan students had a new opportunity to develop their English Language practice in the specialist context of entrepreneurship. Similarly, university teachers who were involved in the programme benefited from strengthening their own English medium teaching.
Big Idea Challenge proposal had to answer the following questions:
- Describing the problem or unmet need that your idea is addressing
- Who you will target through your idea
- How your idea will generate income
- What makes your idea different, original or better
We are happy to announce the winners of the Big Idea Challenge! The main prize went to the team from Tashkent University of Information Technologies for Nano Linguo project who will have a chance to participate in the Launch Pad weekly business training in London in September 2019.
Well done to the students from Tashkent State Financial Institute with their Revision.uz project who became the most popular vote winner.
And we also congratulate the teams of ‘Diagramma.uz’, ‘Familia’, ‘Grasshopper’, ‘Virtual Excursion around Uzbekistan’ projects who got 2nd, 3d, 4th and 5th places.