Naga boy wins ‘Most Innovative Award’ in Manchester
DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 11
THUNGDEMO OVUNG has yet again proved that Nagas can compete and shine globally by winning the “Most Innovative Idea Award” at the Global Graduate Entrepreneurs Festival held at Manchester.
Son of Tsumongo Ovung, Thungdemo and his team 3D Life fought stiff competition winning the Most Innovation Idea Award with their project ‘Sustainable, Portable and Cost-Effective Water Purification Device for Developing Countries’. The festival was hosted in Manchester by United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) department. Altogether 175 students and graduate entrepreneurs were selected for the festival representing 80 universities from across 40 countries for the three-day intensive programme of lectures, workshops and brainstorming sessions on how to start business in U.K.
At the end of the programme, 24 teams pitched their ideas to the judging panels for the chance to win prizes.
The festival provided opportunity for meeting investors and business experts from multi-national companies from various sectors. Thungdemo’s team found support from Barclays Bank and CEO of Versarien, UK based Innovative Technology and Engineering Solution Company for their idea.
Magazines of international repute such as BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) business magazines, kindred agencies etc had interviewed the Naga lad who featured on the International Business Times, UK for his innovative idea.
Thungdemo was born in Wokha town and did his early education from Bloomfield School Wokha. He then shifted to St. John School Shillong and later did his intermediate from St. John International Chennai.
Thungdemo holds a degree from Nottingham University, M. Sc, Crop Bio-technology and Entrepreneurship, UK, M. Sc, Industrial Bio-technology, Liverpool John Moores University UK.