a2i, Runner to work together over eco-friendly automobile industry
DHAKA, Nov 23, 2022 (BSS) - The a2i and Runner Automobiles PLC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today for working together to conduct research and develop an environment-friendly sustainable and citizen-centric innovative technology-based automobile industry in the country.
In the presence of State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak, a2i Project Director (joint secretary) Dr Dewan Muhammad Humayun Kabir and Runner Automobiles PLC Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Riazul Haque Chowdhury signed the MoU on behalf of their respective sides at a function held at the ICT Tower in the city's Agargaon area, said a press release.
Under the agreement, a2i will provide assistance for formulating strategies and action plans, exploring innovations and conducting research for the country's automobile sector after assessing the current and future needs in light of the world's evolving technologies.
Besides, Runner will take the necessary initiatives to establish a commercial product brand by implementing the potential innovations to be explored through research, through which, it will be possible to launch a brand named 'Made in Bangladesh'.
Speaking on the occasion, Palak said, "We have to move from ideation to commercialization to transform Bangladesh into an innovative and smart developed country by 2041 from the current status of Digital Bangladesh".
The government will provide support to engage the country's private sector to utilize the talent and technology of the inventors and researchers through the Innovation Lab of a2i for building a supportive environment for transformation.
Device Innovation Expert of a2i-iLab Toufiqur Rahman conducted the MoU signing ceremony.