The Big Idea Challenge video pitch competition encourages young people from programme countries to develop an innovative ‘startup’ and tell the world about it. 

The three competition categories give all types of ideas an equal chance – whether it's about a great business venture, an amazing creative project or simply trying to make the world a better place. The categories are:

  1. Digital technology
  2. Social impact 
  3. Creative 

We've had hundreds of ideas come in and it was really difficult for our judges to narrow this list down to 63 finalists – including nine teams from Uzbekistan. 

Then, it was up to you – after two weeks of voting, we now have four winning teams in Uzbekistan – one winning team for each category plus a popular vote winner and an overall country winner. Find out more about each of the winners below.

Business glossary | Digital technology category winner and Country winner

Terminology glossary for business language in Uzbek-English-Russian.

Participants: Abbos Utkirov, Zlobin Kirill, Khaydarov Miraziz

Institution: Scientific and Practical Center for the implementation of Innovative Developments

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Living bakery museum | Creative category winner

Living Bakery Museum. The building will have a form of a tandoor.

Participant: Ezoza Shavkatjonova

Institution: National Institute of Fine Art and Design named after Kamoliddin Bekhzod

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YouRead | Social impact category winner

Publish and attach brief outines of books in certain parts of public transports where people can read for free.

Participants: Mukhammadsodik Abdurakhmonov, Saydiburkhon Saydirasulov

Institution: Scientific and Practical Center for the implementation of Innovative Developments

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Diamond drop | Popular vote winner

Raising awareness of drinking water shortages through visualisation.

Participants: Muhriddin Dalimov, Yoqubjon Khalimbekov

Institution: National Institute of Fine Art and Design named after Kamoliddin Bekhzod

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