Creative Spark Big Idea Challenge 2020
July 29, 2020
Creative Spark was designed to support students, graduates and young entrepreneurs to break new ground through developing innovative business ideas. They have great potential to make a difference to the world we live in.
Our competition, run in partnership with London Metropolitan University (UK), the Creative Spark Big Idea Challenge has empowered young entrepreneurs to submit almost 500 new business ideas, with over 80 focusing on Covid-19 recovery, across three categories: digital technology, social impact and creative ideas.
Now it’s time to announce the winners of the Creative Spark Big Idea Challenge 2020!
Join us to celebrate all finalists and the winners in the virtual Awards Ceremony in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan!
CREATIVE ENTERPRISE HUB - IS THE FIRST ONLINE PLATFORM IN KAZAKHSTAN THAT SUPPORTS STUDENTS AND YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN KAZAKHSTAN
DEVELOPMENT OF A SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEM
SUPPORT FOR STARTUP CULTURE IN CENTRAL ASIA
SUPPORT OF ENTREPRENEURS BY BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES
CREATIVE SPARK HIGHER EDUCATION ENTERPRISE
IS A FIVE-YEAR INITIATIVE TO DEVELOP CREATIVE ECONOMY AND DRIVE ENTERPRISE SKILLS ACROSS SEVEN COUNTRIES: ARMENIA, AZERBAIJAN, GEORGIA, KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN, UKRAINE AND UZBEKISTAN VIA UK UNIVERSITY AND INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
"CREATIVE SPARK AIMS TO PROVIDE THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE WITH ENTERPRISE SKILLS AND THE ABILITY TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESS BY USING THE EXPERIENCE OF THE UK'S HIGHER EDUCATION AND CREATIVE INSTITUTIONS"
DIRECTOR EDUCATION AND SOCIETY,
WIDER EUROPE, BRITISH COUNCIL
PHASES OF THE PROJECT
Selection of participants and online training on the basics of entrepreneurship:
competition for the best startup ideas
launch of the program and online training for participants
self-training of participants based on an online portal
the best project takes place at IDEA FEST
Training at the Henley School of Business and online support/project management:
bootcamp for participants in Henley
online support/project management
Online competition for the best startups - the final stage:
competition for the best startups in Kazakhstan
cross-country online competition for the best startups
Creative Spark funds up to 22 international partnerships between higher education institutions and creative institutions in seven countries, such as:
To learn more about each partner, click on the points on the map.
British Council – the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities.
Works with over 100 countries in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.
Makes a positive contribution to the countries which work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.