DHAKA: Space Innovation Summit 2019 began on the campus of Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) here amid much enthusiasm and festivity Friday (July 19).
ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak, as the chief guest, inaugurated the two-day summit, with University Grants Commission (UGC) member also Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Ltd Director Prof Dr Sazzad Hossain as special guest.
The inaugural session was chaired by IUB Treasurer Khandaker Iftekhar Haider.
Space Innovation Summit 2019 chief patron also chief coordinator, Bangladesh Innovation Forum also NASA Solve BD founder Ariful Islam Apu was present.
As many as 1,500 participants are expected to join the summit where 16 seminars and 2 workshops will take place, said the organizers.
IUB and Space & Rocket Center Bangladesh are jointly organizing the summit.
The seminar aims to motivate aspirants on space education, enhance rocket technology capability and discuss various functions of ground stations.
BDST: 1858 HRS, JUL 19, 2019