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The winner of “BIG IDEA CHALLENGE 2020” is known at the Georgian Technical University.

“BIG IDEA CHALLENGE 2020” has been completed at the Georgian Technical University. Today, on May 28th, within the framework of the British “Creative Spark’s” global competition “Big Idea Challenge 2020”, the concluding online meeting has beem held at GTU, where the winner team was announced.

According to the decision of the jury, the idea “Contacting Agro-Cam” won, the authors of the mentioned idea are Salome Nepharidze and Ekaterine Khetaguri, students of the Faculty of Business Engineering of the Georgian Technical University. The project management team congratulates the authors of the idea on the victory.
The winners will be awarded with cash prize of 500 £ and continue their path in “Big Idea Challenge 2020” competition in Georgia.

The jury also identified the top 10 ideas from a total of 18 teams based on the relevant criteria. These ideas and their authors will continue their participation in the competition throughout Georgia.
– top 10 ideas in GTU:

1. Smart Air Monitoring Display System;
2. “Miniatures”;
3. Smart Lamps;
4. Little Grower;
5. Multifunctional ”Delta pen”;
6. Contacting Agro Camp;
7. SmartWear;
8. Greenline;
9. „Tablet soap“;
10. Ecar support.

The competition was being held as part of the British Council’s ”Creative Spark” programme within the partnership of Georgian Technical University and Keele University​.

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Creative Spark “Big Idea Challenge” application submission deadline extended Big Idea Challenge – 2020 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 disruption, Creative Spark innovation competition Big Idea Challenge-2020 deadline has been extended

Accordingly, GTU project organization team will continue receiving applications before April 30th. Everyone, willing to participate has still got the chance.

Detailed information about the project:

Georgian Technical University is participating  in British Council’s “Creative Spark: Higher Education Enterprise Programme” (2nd year project), in partnership with Keele University Great Britain).

Within the framework of aforementioned project, Big Idea Challenge – 2020 was announced at GTU. Students at any level, members of academic and administrative staff, under the age of 35, who have innovative ideas and want to realize them, are eligible to participate. Participation is possible individually or with groups with no more than 3 members.

Categories:

  1. Digital Technology
  2. Social Impact
  3. Creativity

Winners will be announced across GTU at the first level, and across country on the next level, and then across the project internationally.

  • Winner team at Georgian Technical University will receive a cash prize of £ 500 (GEL equivalent in pounds sterling);
  • The winner of the country (Georgia) will receive a cash prize of 2000 £ (pounds sterling);
  • The people’s choice winner team will get 2000 £ (pounds sterling).

Final winner on country level will travel for a study visit to the London Metropolitan University, that will be provided by the International Organizing Group of the project.

In the first stage, the organizing group will review the submitted ideas. In total, 10 innovative ideas will be selected by a special jury at the Georgian Technical University, that will be presented as 60 second pitch to the innovation competition at GTU, and then on country level, where participants from other universities will also be presented. Winners of country level will participate in international competition with other competitors from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan and Uzbekistan. The People’s Choice Winner will also be announced throughout the project.

Application deadline

Download the application (must be filled in Georgian language)

Please, send filled out application form at: innovations@gtu.ge  

Planned activities:

  • Selecting the participants of the competition and conducting relevant, certified trainings for them;
  • Development of business ideas through incubation and consultation with the participation of relevant qualification trainers;
  • Conducting the final stage of the competition and identifying the winner;

 

The main task of the Big Idea Challenge 2020 is to generate student ideas and then implement them in practice through incubation and consulting with professors; Encouraging innovation and creative business ideas; To arouse interest in the commercialization of the results of scientific research in the university environment; Assist those who have innovative and creative ideas but do not have enough know-how and financial resources to implement them.

Project aims:

  • Development of entrepreneurial skills of students and young people employed in the creative industry;
  • Support the launch of a new business and its operation through incubation;
  • Knowledge sharing.

Detailed information : https://creativespark-bigidea.uk/

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We would like to note that “Creative Spark: Higher Education Enterprise Programme”. is a 5-year initiative aimed at promoting international university and institutional partnerships in the development of entrepreneurial skills and creative industries. The program is implemented in Great Britain, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. See more information. https://www.britishcouncil.ge/programmes/education/creative-spark

The project is implemented by GTU International Relations and Standards Office, the main partner of the project is GTU Student Self-Government and the Department of Social Affairs, Sports and Culture. The project is coordinated with the GTU Commercialization Department. Organized by GTU Innovation Center.

The programme is fully funded by British Council

For more information about the event, please contact the GTU Innovation Center, GTU Administrative Building, I Floor, Room N144.

If you have any questions or seek advice, please contact us at: innovations@gtu.ge or call us at: 2 36 51 29

Contact:

web: innovations.gtu.ge

FB: https://www.facebook.com/InnovationsGTU

e-mail: innovations@gtu.ge

Tel.: 2 36 51 29

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The Creative Spark project work continues online – “Stay at Home”

In order to effectively implement the activities envisaged by the Creative Spark project plan, another online meeting was held between GTU and Keele university project coordination groups.

As an expert, In the meeting also was participating General Director of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Georgia; Representative of the Government of Georgia to the ,,New Silk Road,, Project; Invited Professor at the Beijing University of International Business and Economics, Mr. David Aptsiauri.

The main purpose of today’s meeting was to discuss the further sustainable development of the project Creative Spark and  the possibilities for trilateral cooperation.

The possibilities of further sustainable development of the project “Creative Spark” were discussed at the meeting. In this regard, special emphasis was placed on the prospects of trilateral cooperation. In particular, the meeting focused on possible involvement of the third-party in the ongoing cooperation between GTU and Keele University. In this context, ways to involve the Chamber of Commerce and other institutions in project activities were discussed. Colin Rigby, professor of the Keele University talked about the many years of experience in cooperation between the Keele University and Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce. He also presented the specific projects that currently are being implemented in cooperation with these two institutions.

Professor David Aptsiauri, in his turn, focused on the importance of the best practice, knowledge sharing and opportunities for joint research. For his part, specific co-operation projects were proposed, such as the possibilities of holding joint public discussions, online workshops and expert meetings. In order to facilitate cooperation, the initial format of further cooperation was selected at the meeting and the next few activities were planned, about which the interested persons will be informed soon.

Georgian Technical University, as a partner institution, in a collaboration with Keele University, is participating in British Council Grant Program: “Creative Spark: Higher Education Enterprise Program” 2nd years’ project.

We would like to note that “Creative Spark: Higher Education Enterprise Programme”. is a 5-year initiative aimed at promoting international university and institutional partnerships in the development of entrepreneurial skills and creative industries. The program is implemented in Great Britain, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. See more information.

https://www.britishcouncil.ge/programmes/education/creative-spark

The project is implemented by GTU International Relations and Standards Office, the main partner of the project is GTU Student Self-Government and the Department of Social Affairs, Sports and Culture. The project is coordinated with the GTU Commercialization Department. Organized by GTU Innovation Center.

 

 

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Big Ideas Challenge – 2020

Georgian Technical University, as a partner institution, in a collaboration with Keele University, is participating in British Council Grant Program: “Creative Spark: Higher Education Enterprise Program” 2nd years’ project.
Within the framework of the mentioned project, in Georgian Technical University has been announced  the “Big Idea Challenge-2020 ” competition, in which can participate students of all degrees, academic and administrative staff, and other alumni of GTU under 35, whom has got an innovative entrepreneurial ideas and want to turn their ideas into a real business projects. The participation in the competition can be both individual and in teams (teams must comprise no more than three people).

There will be three competition categories:

  1. Digital Technology;
  2. Social Impact;

The winners for each category will be announced first by GTU, then by country, and then by project as a whole.

  • One of the best teams at the Georgian Technical University will receive a cash prize of £ 500 (pounds sterling equivalent to lari GEL);
  • The winner in the country (Georgia) will receive 2000 £ (pounds sterling);
  • People’s favorites will receive £ 2000 (pounds sterling).

 

Finally, one winner team across Georgia, will travel to London (UK) for a study visit to London Metropolitan University, provided by the project’s internationalsteering group.

Applications will be accepted until April 3, 2020.

The program is fully funded by British Council.

For further information, please contact “GTU Innovations Center”; GTU Administrative Building, 1st Floor, Room N144.

E-mail: innovations@gtu.ge

Call us : 2 36 51 29.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/InnovationsGTU

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Professional Skills Course

 

The British Council has launched the online Professional Skills course designed for students, recent graduates and new entrepreneurs. This course provides twenty hours of self-study, and is designed to additionally support users in developing English language skills.

We are planning 3 webinars next week to introduce the content of the course and to show how best to complete the material. We will also offer tips and techniques you can use when undertaking any kind of self-access study.

The content of all 3 webinars is identical so you and your students can choose any of these dates. Registration for the webinar is required and the webinar will be delivered in English.

Please see below date and time, as well as registration links:

 

17 February 2020 / Monday

10:00 CET

Link for the registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IqPAFKXhTrSMNN5ifXQ8dQ

 

18 February 2020 / Tuesday

12:00 CET

Link for the registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TZTwTBCIRNyR0Khq48zdyQ

 

19 February 2020 / Wednesday

14:00 CET

Link for the registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5qGtvt4jTWKNVsrIi76WPA

After registering, all attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

kills Course  Creative Spark_TEC_Professional S

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visit in batumi

In the frame of British Council Grant Program: “Creative Spark: Higher Education Enterprise Program’s” 2nd years’ project, in case of enhancing cooperation with regional universities, in Batumi Shota Rustveli State University, whose administration has expressed its desire to attend mentioned activity, on February 13-14th, 2020, within the framework of the Georgian Technical University and Keele University (UK), was held “Entrepreneurship Day”, which was hosted by the Faculty of Technology.

“Entrepreneurship Day” included various events, in particular, within the “Entrepreneurship Day” at Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, GTU representatives presented the results of the Creative Spark project to local audience, also was held an online conference which was joined by representatives of Keele University to discuss specific issues on developing entrepreneurial skills and enhancing further collaboration between educational institutions; for local students, GTU representatives, who were trained with the help of British partners, conducted a one-day training workshop on “Entrepreneurial Skills” where participants were awarded with relevant certificates.

For information, we have to note that Georgia Technical University, as a partnership University, in a collaboration with Keele University, is participating in British Council Grant Program: “Creative Spark: Higher Education Enterprise Program” 2nd years’ project; “Creative Spark” is a five-year initiative to support international university and institutional partnerships to develop enterprise skills and creative economy. The program is being implemented in the UK, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The program is fully funded by British Council.

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Project Creative Spark – ToT Course Opening Event

On January 10, at Georgian Technical University was conducted ToT Training Course opening event within British Council “Creative Spark: Higher Education Enterprise Programme”, organized by GTU International Relations and Standards Office.

It should be noted, that GTU, with the status of partner university, won British Council grant competition: “Creative Spark: Higher Education Enterprise Programme” with Keele University (Great Britain).

The project with the partnership between GTU and Keele University, aims to:

• Develop entrepreneurial skills in students and young people employed in creative industry.
• Support new businesses with the help of incubation process.
• Share knowledge.

Plans for the first year (2019) within the project:
– Trainings for entrepreneurial skills development (for teachers, students and graduates);
– Develop 10 business ideas by the moderation of experts (trainers);
– Incubate these business ideas;
– Organize international online competition of business ideas;
– Offer online English language courses to students and staff.

Among the event participants were Dr. Colin Rigby (Keele University); Mr. Giorgi Razmadze, Project Coordinator (British Council); Ms. Larisa Pataraia (managing partner at Start Business Solution); Prof. Zurab Gasitashvili, GTU Deputy Rector for Science and other representatives of GTU administration as well as GTU Professor-teachers and students.

Dr. Rigby and Mr. Razmadze made the presentation about the Creative Spark Project and its future planned activities. Ms. Pataraia delivered the lecture about Georgian Start Up opportunities and challenges.

According to the activities planned within the framework of the Georgian-British project, Train the Trainers (ToT) course will be conducted at Georgian Technical University on January 10-14, led by the project British partners. The aim of these activities is to facilitate professional development of university staff and train the trainers and moderators of relevant qualifications, in order to share gained knowledge and experience with their colleagues and students for successful implementation of the project activities.

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