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Fab Lab IUB Participated in ‘BIFFL Green Convention and Expo-2017’ and achieved the “Certificate of Honor”

As a part of national awareness campaign for Sustainable Development in the country, Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund Limited (BIFFL), arranged a 3 days long expo the ‘BIFFL Green Convention and Expo-2017’ during the period of the 25th – 27th November at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, Dhaka. The event was a part of BIFFL’s national awareness campaign for Sustainable Development in the country. The convention brings together the environmental experts, consultant & solutions providers, entrepreneurs, financiers, educational and research institutions, officials of different ministries as well as development partners. A total of 74 companies and along with some institutions were participated in the event. The Fab Lab of IUB (Independent University, Bangladesh) participated in the event with their recently developed products by the students in their laboratories. Among them Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) for Industrial Sewing Machine, RetroPie- classic games on emulator software, Solar Powered Surface Water Irrigation System in a Passenger Boat, Raspberry Pi Laser Turret and Large Dotted LED display paid great attention to the visitors came from different industries and educational institutions. Some of them also showed interest in jointly collaborate on future development of the projects. Flyers and communication details of Fab Lab IUB was distributed to visitors who were very keen to know about Fab Lab IUB.

In a brief of Fab Lab IUB, in total eight (8) universities have been awarded by Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) to setup fabrication laboratory (Fablab). IUB is the only private university that has won award for two years period (Jan 2017 – Dec 2018). Dr. Mahady Hasan Asst. Professor of the university is leading this project as SPM.

At the closing ceremony, surprisingly, Fab Lab IUB attain “Certificate of Honor” for institutional participation and excellent contribution in ‘BIFFL Green Convention and Expo-2017’. Dr. Mahady Hasan, Fab Lab Sub Project Manager, collected the certificate along with the participation crest.  Only two institution stands for this honor and Department of Architecture, BUET was the another participant who own this certificate.

Mr.Abul Maal A. Muhith, MP, Honorable Finance Minister was present in the occasion the as the Chief Guest while Anwar Hossain Monju, Honorable Environment Minister, Fazle Kabir, Governor Bangladesh Bank; and CD, World Bank, CR-JICA attended the convention as special guests. Kazi Shofiqul Azam, Secretary, Economic Relations Division and Director, BIFFL will preside over the event, and Mr. A. Atiq Rahman, a renowned environment specialist, has present the keynote in the convention.

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