DHAKA, 8 September 2018: The second edition of the TRANSFORMERS Roadshow, organised by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) held at Radisson Blu Dhaka today 8th September 2018.
The event was attended by His Excellency President of the Islamic Development Bank Dr. Bandar Hajjar, His Excellency Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology Architect Yeafesh Osman, Minister of Science and Technology, Government of Bangladesh and Dr. Hayat Sindi, Senior Advisor to the President IsDB, Science, Technology and Innovation.
Speaking on the importance of holding such events, H.E. IsDB President said, “Science, technology and innovation (STI) are continuously recognized as strategic drivers of economic growth. With the right tools and convenient environment, innovators and the business community can tap into the potential of STI to develop innovation solutions for the development issues facing their communities.”
TRANSFORMERS is a science, technology and innovation competition in which entrepreneurs and scientists can pitch their concepts supporting one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals. As the roadshow acknowledges the crucial need to give people the tools to build a sustainable future, it offers innovators the opportunity to win an investment fund of $3,000 to further develop their ideas.
The IsDB aims to pass on relevant knowledge and support including: funding, new business opportunities and strategic advice. As such, participants will also benefit from a day of masterclasses and mentoring. The top three winners will be celebrated at the opening ceremony of the Islamic Development Bank Bangladesh Hub on 9th September, and the financial awards will be presented by: Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh; and His Excellency Dr. Bandar Hajjar, President of the Islamic Development Bank.
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