About Creative Spark

Creative Spark: Higher Education Enterprise Programme is a five-year initiative to help develop the creative economy and enterprise skills across seven countries in Central Asia, (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan), South Caucasus (Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia) and Ukraine.

The programme has been developed in response to an underdeveloped creative sector and a demand for entrepreneurship training in these countries. Creative industries have driven economic growth in the UK. We want to use this experience and expertise to support sustainable development and social welfare.

Creative Spark is managed and funded by the British Council.

1 challenge. 50 humanities students. 50 natural science students. 24 hours. £1000 total prize fund.

Ignite your Creative Spark
and win £ 1000!

Date: 31 October - 1 November


Creative Spark
Case Competition

Assemble a team 2+2
An important clause for the composition: 2 representatives of the humanitarian (SSH/GSPP/GSE/GSB) and 2 representatives of technical specialties (NUSOM/SEDS/SMG) in your team. Both undergraduate and postgraduate students of Nazarbayev University will be able to participate.
Become a part of helpful activities
During the event, you will find training workshops and consultations from mentors who will help you solve the case even better! In addition, you can compete for a special prize by answering the interactive quiz questions.
Ignite you Creative Spark and contribute to NU improvement
The case problem will be announced on the day of the competition and will be related to an existing problem in NU daily operations and its infrastructure. Work together in a team of people with different backgrounds and approaches to solve the case.
Winner takes all!
£ 1000 for best solution authors The jury will select the winners who will become the owner of the money certificate.

Registration for the competition has been closed because we have reached the maximum number of participants. Thank you for your interest!