4th Bangladesh Innovation Award Honors 38 Innovations & Sajeeb Wazed Joy, ICT Affairs Adviser to the HPM

4th Bangladesh Innovation Award.

TV24 Desk: To drive equitable innovation in the Bangladeshi ecosystem in the country Bangladesh Innovation Conclave (BIC) has organized the biggest innovation festival the second edition of “Bangladesh Innovation Fest” under the theme “For an Innovative Bangladesh”. One of the biggest components of the fest was the highly anticipated ‘4th Bangladesh Innovation Award 2022 – Celebrating the Best of Innovation’ which took place on 6th March 2022 at the Grand Ballroom, Le Meredien Dhaka the event was preceded by the ’3rd edition of ‘Bangladesh Business Innovation Summit 2022’ which took place virtually from 4th-6th March.

The 4th Bangladesh Innovation Award recognized 38 Innovations of the country following 18 Winners and 20 Honorable mentions. More than 250 nominations were submitted.

The event was graced by Mr. Salman F. Rahman, MP, Private Industry and Investment Adviser to Hon’ble Prime Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh as Chief Guest. H. E Mustafa Osman Turan, Ambassador, Embassy of Turkey to Bangladesh was the Guest of Honor.  Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP, Honorable State Minister, ICT Division, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh & Mr. Atiqul Islam, Honorable Mayor, Dhaka North City Corporation joined the event as the Special Guests.

On his welcome speech Mr. Shariful Islam, Founder Bangladesh Innovation Conclave Mentioned,” I don’t think ‘Shonar Bangla’ is just a notion of a developed nation. I think the notion is a country which is much more inclusive; where progress is shared which is sustainable and Innovation will play an important role in that progression”

Hon’ble Chief Guest Mr. Salman F. Rahman during his speech mentioned,” Bangladesh government in working collaboratively with the private sector to bring innovation, emerging solutions and new opportunities for the people of Bangladesh. So, for the next phase of development and collective progression there is no alternative for innovation”

Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP, during his speech mentioned,” As guided by our founding father of the nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, our tool for achieving future self-sufficiency is building an innovation ecosystem” followed by Mr. Atiqul Islam who mentioned,” I personally believe that we must move forward with innovation; innovation must facilitate all civic services. Bangladesh now is an example and reflection of development strides and is moving forward in being recognized as an ICT Hub globally.”

The auspicious gala honored Mr. Sajeeb Wazed Joy, ICT Affairs Adviser to the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh with the Nation Brand Award for his outstanding contribution in Building and Turning Digital Bangladesh into a reality.

4th Bangladesh Innovation award launched, Bangladesh Innovation Conclave Website, Innovation Hub, Innovation Charter & Lal Shobujer Agrajatra Platform.

The sensational 3-day virtual Summit hosted 9 Keynote Sessions by Global & Local Exparts, 3 Panel Discussions, 3 Insight Sessions and 1 Policy Dialogue.

The Keynote Speakers were Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP, Honorable State Minister, ICT Division, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh; Mr. Hillol Bala, PhD, Conrad Prebys Professor, Co-Director, Institute for Digital Enterprise (IDE), Associate Professor of Information Systems Operations and Decision Technologies (ODT) Department, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University; Mr. Mahbubul Matin, President, Dotlines; Ms. Muna Farid, Managing Director, Hatch-DWC, Dubai; Mr. Tobias Fischer, Co-founder & CEO, Wagely; Dr. Rubaiyat Islam Sadat, Founder and Managing Director, Rubik Advisors, Founder and Managing Director, Mulytic Labs GmbH; Ms. Rudmeela Nawsheen, Founder and CEO, ConfigVR, ConfigRbot & ConfigRapps, San Jose, California USA; Director of Ranks ITT, Ranks Petroleum, Ranks Tel, Bangladesh, Electrical Engineer, Software Developer & Tech Entrepreneur; Dr. Syed Muntasir Mamun, Chief Innovation Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

Panel Discussions and Insight Sessions were conducted by industry professionals and knowledge leaders who have been working directly with innovation in different sectors and segmentations.

The 3rd Bangladesh Business Innovation Summit & 4th Bangladesh Innovation Award was supported by Energypac Power Generation Ltd. and Mutual Trust Bank Ltd., Strategic Partner Aspire to Innovate (a2i) and Startup Bangladesh Ltd., Event Partner Le Meredien Dhaka, Technology Partner Aamra Technologies Ltd., PR Partner Back Page PR, Organized by Bangladesh Brand Forum & An Initiative of Bangladesh Innovation Conclave (BIC).


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