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CED-BRACU Hosts UIH Cohort Commencement Ceremony

March 4, 20240

CED-BRACU Hosts University Innovation Hub (UIH)’s Cohort Commencement Ceremony: A New Era of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

BRAC University (BRACU) celebrated a significant milestone in its commitment to fostering hashtaginnovation and hashtagentrepreneurship among its student body with the Cohort Commencement Ceremony of the University Innovation Hub (UIHP) Program, held on 3 March 2024 at hashtagBRACU, hashtagDhaka.

The event marked the beginning of a new cohort of UIH, a pioneering initiative designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to thrive in the competitive landscape of hashtagdigitalentrepreneurship and innovation.

The GoB is going to establish vibrant hashtagInnovationHubs across 10 esteemed universities; therefore, under the hashtagUIH program, an Innovation Hub will also be established at BRACU.

Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority (BHTPA) is funding this initiative to accelerate the hashtaginnovationculture in hashtagBangladesh and to have properly trained hashtagentrepreneurs and hashtaginnovators at the university level. This is the first equipped state-of-the-art, structured hub to create successful entrepreneurs in the IT/ITES sector.

Dr Dave Dowland (Registrar, BRACU) extended a warm welcome to the attendees, highlighting the university’s dedication to creating a supportive hashtagentrepreneurialecosystem for budding entrepreneurs.

Dr Ananya Raihan (Innovation and Startup Specialist, UIH) provided an in-depth overview of the program’s objectives. He emphasized the importance of bridging the gap between academic learning and real-world application, ensuring that BRACU graduates are well-equipped to meet the challenges and opportunities of the digital age.

The ceremony was graced by esteemed guests of honor: Mr Tamzid Bin Ahamed from ICT Division introduced the attendees to the EDGE project, underscoring the opportunities it presents for aspiring entrepreneurs. Mr A N M Safiqul Islam from BHTPA delivered a motivational speech, encouraging the students to embrace their responsibilities and contribute positively to the innovation ecosystem.

Ms Afshana Choudhury [Joint Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED), BRACU], delivered the Vote of Thanks, expressing gratitude to all the esteemed speakers and participants.

Adding to the richness of the event, Mr Shubho Al-Farooque, Founder & CEO of Zantrik, conducted a 2-hour session on “Introduction to Innovation,” further enriching the participants’ understanding and enthusiasm for their hashtagentrepreneurialjourney.

The Cohort Commencement Ceremony not only celebrated the beginning of a promising journey for the new cohort of UIH but also reaffirmed BRACU’s position as a leader in innovation and hashtagentrepreneurshipeducation in Bangladesh.

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