UIHP presents ‘System Thinking, Design Thinking & Entrepreneurship: Key for Innovation’

System Thinking, Design Thinking & Entrepreneurship: Key for Innovation
Presented By
University Innovation Hub Program (UIHP)

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Venue: BRAC University

Online Webstream available

Date: 17 May, 2024.
Time: 10 AM.
In person attendance limited to first 75 registered BRAC University students.


Ahmad Zakir bin Datuk Wira Jaafar, a renowned innovation catalyst and startup mentor from Malaysia.

In the University Innovation Hub program’s thought-provoking Entrepreneurship Lecture Series address, Ahmad Zakir bin Datuk Wira Jaafar, a renowned innovation catalyst and startup mentor from Malaysia, will introduce the Bangladeshi audience to the transformative power of Systems Thinking and Design Thinking in driving innovation. With his extensive experience in mentoring startups through accelerator programs at Yayasan Innovasi Malaysia (YIM) and the University of Malaya (UM), Zakir Jaafar will share his insights on how these methodologies can be applied to create innovative solutions tailored to the unique challenges and opportunities faced by Bangladeshi entrepreneurs and organizations.

The importance of Systems Thinking and Design Thinking in fostering innovation cannot be understated, particularly in the context of Bangladesh's rapidly evolving business landscape. These approaches enable individuals and organizations to tackle complex challenges by understanding the interconnectedness of systems and adopting a human-centered perspective. By attending this lecture, participants will gain valuable knowledge on how to apply these methodologies to address the specific needs and aspirations of the Bangladeshi market, taking into account cultural, social, and economic factors.

This lecture presents a unique opportunity for Bangladeshi entrepreneurs, corporate innovators, and individuals passionate about driving positive change through innovation. By learning from Zakir Jaafar's expertise and insights, attendees will be empowered to apply Systems Thinking and Design Thinking to tackle the challenges faced by their communities and contribute to the growth of Bangladesh's vibrant startup ecosystem. The lecture will serve as a catalyst for fostering cross-border knowledge sharing and collaboration, enabling Bangladeshi innovators to learn from the successes and experiences of their Malaysian counterparts.

The lecture, titled "Systems Thinking and Design Thinking: Key for Innovation," will be hosted at BRAC University on the 17th of May 2024 and is open to the first 75 BRAC University students who register. For those unable to attend in person, a live broadcast will be available online, allowing a wider audience to benefit from Zakir Jaafar's insights. Participants are invited to submit their questions along with their registration forms, providing an opportunity for interactive engagement with the speaker. Registration for this highly anticipated event is now open, so secure your spot to learn from one of Malaysia's leading innovation experts.

Introducing the University Innovation Hub Program's Entrepreneurship Lecture Series: A Platform for Knowledge, Inspiration, and Growth

The University Innovation Hub Program (UIHP) is proud to present its Entrepreneurship Lecture Series, a premier event designed to cater to students, faculty members, and individuals passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship. This thought-provoking series brings together esteemed innovators, successful founders, and industry leaders to impart their knowledge, experiences, and insights to our audience.

Attending our lecture series offers a multitude of benefits:

  • Access to expert knowledge: Our distinguished speakers are pioneers in their respective fields, offering valuable insights gained from their entrepreneurial journeys. Learn from their successes, challenges, and the strategies they employed to transform innovative ideas into successful ventures.
  • Inspiration and motivation: Engage with firsthand accounts of how entrepreneurs navigated the complexities of the business world and achieved their goals. These inspiring stories will fuel your passion for innovation and motivate you to pursue your own entrepreneurial aspirations.
  • Exposure to diverse perspectives: Our lecture series features speakers from various industries and backgrounds, providing a comprehensive view of the entrepreneurial landscape. Expand your understanding of innovation and explore new possibilities for your own ventures.
  • Practical insights and guidance: Gain practical knowledge from our speakers on various aspects of entrepreneurship, including ideation, product development, fundraising, and scaling. Acquire valuable insights that you can apply to your own projects and ventures.
  • Networking opportunities: Connect with a vibrant community of students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals who share your enthusiasm for innovation. Our lecture series provides an excellent platform to forge meaningful connections, find potential collaborators, mentors, and partners to support your entrepreneurial journey.

The lectures, spanning 90 to 120 minutes, will be held in the auditoriums of participating universities. For those unable to attend in person, we offer live streaming of the lectures to all participating universities and on our social media channels, ensuring accessibility for all interested individuals.

The UIHP's Entrepreneurship Lecture Series: Empowering the Next Generation of Innovators and Entrepreneurs.