Bangabandhu Innovation Grant 2020 (BIG)


About the Competition

Bangabandhu Innovation Grant 2020 (BIG) is an initiative under iDEA project that aims to build a Startup Ecosystem in the country and plans to provide a grant to 100 Startups to encourage new innovative ideas from Young Entrepreneurs.


Bangabandhu Innovation Grant iDEA project competition is organized by ICT Division & Digital Bangladesh.

Last date of entry

National: 25/12/2020, International: 25/01/2021

Who may participant

Anyone Bangladeshi who is of the age 18-35 years will be able to apply in the national category and, Anyone foreign passport who is of the age 18-35 years will be able to apply in the national category.


Bangladesh & Worldwide.

Big Road Show

This year, To showcase the innovations and invented products of the start-ups of Bangladesh and to promote “Made in Bangladesh” in the world market with other Start-ups of Bangladesh and help build a connection with them, adopt their culture and be a part of the International Start-up Ecosystem, International Road Show of BIG will play a crucial part.

Big Contest Selection Process

BIG grants based on the following criteria-

  • Nature of business,
  • Feasibility,
  • Methodology (Business, Technology, Finance),
  • Business planning
  • Business strategy
  • Management Team.

How to Registration for Bangabandhu Innovation Grant Bangladesh

BIG Bangabandhu Innovation Competition Registration.

Also, International Participant can Registration

Big Competition Terms and Conditions

  • Any Bangladeshi or foreign startup can apply for the grant subject to the following conditions for their invented product or service;
  • The applicant must be a startup or entrepreneur;
  • The proposed product or service must be ICT based;
  • The invented product or service must be at the prototype level or above;
  • The product or service must be innovative;
  • The product or service must have a positive impact on social change, economic development and the environment;
  • Must be a legally established entity;
  • Applications will only be accepted online. You have to apply through the official website of BIG;
  • In addition to filling out the form provided online, the additional documents must be submitted which are asked along with necessary audio visuals;


Top 1(one) Startup will get 1,00,000 USD and 35(Thirty-Five) startups will get 10,00,000 BDT (each) grant from BIG.

Entry fees

Bangabandhu Competition Registration is free.

BIG Contest Result

  • The Result of Big Bangabandhu Innovation Grant Competition may be displayed on

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Visit Official Website to learn more about the competition and submitted rules.