Two alumni of the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) have had their innovations shortlisted for the 2020 National Bank of Malawi (NBM) Innovations Jam.
The two innovative alumni are Tadala Mtimuni, who graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering and is currently working in the MUST Design Studio, and Martin Kululanga, who graduated with a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering.
The NBM Innovations Jam are jointly managed by the bank and ICT Association of Malawi (ICTAM).According to a statement from NBM,
Mtimuni and Kululanga’s innovations are among 14 innovations from individuals and organisations shortlisted for the award.MUST Vice Chancellor Professor Address Malata is quoted as saying that among others, MUST encourages its students to focus on science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.
With this focus, several students, former and current, have won various awards at national and international levels, in the process helping to build a profile for the relatively young university.
In the NBM Innovations Jam, Mtimuni submitted an innovation called Banki Mnkhonde under the financial technologies sector while Kululanga’s innovation was in the education sector and he called it Learn Box.