A student of Azerbaijan State University of Economics (UNEC) has become a world champion in “Creative Spark” competition held by the British Council with the support of the United Kingdom.
In an online competition which was scheduled to take place in London but held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a third-year student of Business Administration of UNEC Business School of Economics Mahammad Kekalov’s business idea “Kekalove adaptive fashion” became an international winner both on grand champion and “Creative” categories.
The business competition, which brings together Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and Ukraine, aims to build partnerships to support entrepreneurship education in seven countries, including the United Kingdom, create business centers, and provide English and entrepreneurship training for young people.
The UNEC student business startup designs and manufactures custom clothing that takes into account the physical limitations of people with disabilities. According to the project, a preliminary survey is conducted on the choice of clothing for people with disabilities. Then adaptive clothes are made to suit their needs. There are more than 1 billion people with disabilities in the world, and about 190 million of them face serious problems with clothing in their daily lives. The UNEC student startup is also aimed at solving this problem.