The team represented by students of The School of Life Sciences, Masuma Afrin Taniya, Nazmul Fahad and Saffat Reaz won this year’s on-campus Hult Prize 2019 competition in IUB for their innovative idea ‘Nutri-Jello Avadore’. This year like the previous year, IUB was selected to hold an on-campus Hult Prize 2019 competition which helps fast-track team applications from around the world. IUB had 45 teams participating, from which the winning team will be placed directly for Hult Prize 2019 Regional finals. This opportunity is being brought to IUB by the Global Studies and Governance (GSG) Program.
The Hult Prize is a crowd-sourcing platform for social good, named as one of the top 5 ideas changing the world by TIME Magazine. Every year the Hult Prize brings together the brightest university students around the world to solve the world’s most pressing issues. Established in 2010, the Hult Prize is an annual year-long competition that crowd-sources ideas from university students after challenging them to solve a pressing social issue around topics such as food security, water access, energy, and education. The Hult family – founders of EF Education First – rewards USD 1 million in seed capital to help the winning team launch a social enterprise. The Prize is a partnership between Hult International Business School and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). Bill Clinton selects the challenge topic and announces the winner. At Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), Hult Prize on-campus program was initiated by the Global Studies and Governance program through the campus ambassador, Mushfiqur Rahman Saad.