IDB Launches First Ever Transformers Roadshow at Astana Islamic Economy Forum with $3,000 Prize for Innovators
6 Jul 2018- Astana, Kazakhstan, 4th July - The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has launched its first ever Transformers Roadshow at the Astana Islamic Economy Forum in Kazakhstan - a science, technology and innovation competition in which innovators are invited to pitch concepts supporting one or more of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Hosted by the Astana International Finance Center (AIFC), the launch was marked with an opening ceremony led by: Dr Bandar M.H. Hajjar, President of the IsDB; Shigeo Katsu, President of Nazarbayev University; and Yerkin Sadykov, Acting Chairman, Committee of Science, Republic of Kazakhstan.
Transformers acknowledges the crucial need to give people the tools to build a sustainable future and offers entrants the chance to win a $3,000 prize to further develop their ideas. It follows the IsDB’s recently launched Engage platform - an online ecosystem for innovators seeking market opportunities. The platform, which is the first of its kind, is supported by Transform, a $500m fund for innovation and technology.