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Walton, BUET to work together on research, innovation

Two MoUs signed in this regard

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 20 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Walton, BUET to work together on research, innovation

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Walton and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) signed two memorandum of understandings (MoUs) to conduct joint research and innovation works in the electronics and hi-tech products manufacturing sector.

In this regard, Walton Digi-Tech Industries Limited and BUET signed a MoU while Walton Hi-Tech Industries PLC signed another MoU with the Research and Innovation Centre for Science and Engineering (RISE) of BUET, said a press release.

The MoUs were inked at a programme held at the Council Building of BUET on Tuesday.

On behalf of their respective organisations, BUET’s Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Satya Prasad Majumder and Walton Digi-Tech’s Chairman SM Rezaul Alam inked a MoU while Walton Hi-Tech’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Golam Murshed and RISE’s Director Prof Dr Muhammad Anisuzzaman Talukder signed the another MoU.

Among others, Walton Hi-Tech’s Deputy Managing Director Alamgir Alam Sarker, Walton Digi-Tech’s DMD Liakat Ali, Walton Hi-Tech Industries Research and Innovation’s Head Engineer Tapash Kumer Mojumder, Senior Executive Director Md Sirajul Islam and Executive Director Krishnananda Bairagi also attended the programme.

At the event, Walton handed over the research project to BUET and also provided scholarship money, laptops and desktop computer for the students.  

Earlier last year, four engineering universities individually signed memorandum of understandings with Walton to jointly work on research and development of the domestically produced hi-tech product’s technologies. These universities are: Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET), Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), Islamic University of Technology (IUT) and Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST).

Addressing the event Tuesday last, BUET VC Prof. Dr. Satya Prasad Majumder said: ‘Our students are very rich in innovative talents. But due to the lack of adequate research opportunities within the country, they are moving out of the country. Now today’s industry-academy based collaboration has paved the way for them to work on research and innovation at Walton. All of our contribution will further boost up the domestic industry. In future, the ‘Made in Bangladesh’ tagged products will conquer the world. And, the local engineers will be proud to be able to work in a local company like Walton.’