Kharagpur: “EcoDabba”, a startup team by IIT Kharagpur graduates comprising Bindu Sancheti and Sourav Kundu from the Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Nikita Agrawal from the Dept. of Agricultural and Food Engineering, has secured 3rd position in the Global Business Challenge 2020.
The challenge for 2020 was to ‘develop novel and sustainable solutions to aid in resource recovery and promote the circular economy’. 153 teams from 23 nations participated in this competition. Ecodabba, a sustainable food packaging solution, conceptualized by these 2020 graduates provided a solution in the reduction of waste in food packaging in the post-pandemic world. The Kgpians who have achieved this feat as a team from India after several years have been awarded AUD 10000 for their innovative business concept.
The Global Business Challenge is a graduate business case competition to design sustainable solutions to global problems. The Global Business Challenge (GBC) is being conducted as a partnership between QUT, The University of Queensland and Griffith University and with the support of government and industry. It is sponsored by the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) through its WIPO GREEN initiative.