The Big Idea Challenge video pitch competition encourages young people from programme countries to develop an innovative ‘startup’ and tell the world about it. 

The three competition categories give all types of ideas an equal chance – whether it's about a great business venture, an amazing creative project or simply trying to make the world a better place. The categories are:

  1. Digital technology
  2. Social impact 
  3. Creative 

On July 29, the award ceremony for the winners of the Creative Spark Big Idea Challenge 2020 in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan was held online on the official pages of the British Council.

The British Council joined forces with London Metropolitan University (UK) to run its largest video pitch competition in 2020 – the Creative Spark Big Idea Challenge.

 

More Than Music | Creative category winner and Country winner in Kazakhstan

To acquaint people with Kazakh folk music. Concert lectures introducing the audience to Kazakh history and musical works of Kazakh traditional culture.

Participants: Martebe Abidilda

Institutions: Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory (KKNC) - Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU) & University of Reading

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SYS Share Your Skills | Social Impact category winner

Location-based lifestyle app, which provides people a platform to connect over skills.

Participants: Araylym Salybek, Ayaulym Salybek

Institution: Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU) - Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory (KKNC) & University of Reading

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SmartDoc | Digital technology category winner and People’s Choice Public Vote Winner (International) / Kazakhstan People’s Choice Award winner

Connecting patients and medical organizations.

Participant: Murat Kenebayev

Institution: Almaty Management University & University of Northampton

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Baatyr | Social Impact category winner and Country winner in Kyrgyzstan

Creating inclusive gym for people with special needs “Baatyr”(hero).

Participants: Kanat Abdyzhaparov, Farukh Karimzhanov

Institution: Continuing Education Center of American University of Central Asia / Enactus Kyrgyzstan

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Textile Equestrian Attire for Horses | Creative category winner

Creating inclusive gym for people with special needs “Baatyr”(hero).

Participant: Altnyai Osmoeva

Institution: Resource Centre in Kyrgyzstan of Central Asian Crafts Support Association – CACSARC & Coventry University

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Manas | Digital Technology category winner

Animating educational material from the Kyrgyz epic "Manas"

Participants: Zhalil Mukanbetov, Aziret Kadyrov, Dastan Imanaliev

Institution: Resource Centre in Kyrgyzstan of Central Asian Crafts Support Association – CACSARC & Coventry University

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Chukoland | Country People’s Choice Award winner

Handmade as a nomadic gift.

Participants: Eldar Gaiypov

Institution: Continuing Education Center of American University of Central Asia / Enactus Kyrgyzstan

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