Buet to host local edition of Hult Prize

21 Oct,2017


BUET, BdChronicle:

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) is going to host a local edition of Hult Prize, 2018, and this year the challenge is “Transform: Harnessing the Power of Energy”.

The Hult Prize is the largest competition for students around the globe for creation of social businesses which awards one million US dollars as a start up funding to the team with the most prominent solution of one of the world’s roughest challenge, said a press release.

The first round of this year’s competition took place on  Thursday where around 150 contestants from 69 teams participated, who were challenged both individually and as a group.

At the very beginning, Professor Dr. Md. Rezwan Khan, the Vice Chancellor of United International University (UIU) and former faculty of Buet, conducted a fruitful workshop on the latest President’s challenge.

After a careful scrutiny of the judging panel, among 70 teams 40 teams were selected for the online submission round and proceed further.

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