Asia Pacific Innovation Challenge

21st October 2022, Kathmandu

Nepali youth Bishal Panthi becomes the winner of the Asia Pacific Innovation Challenge 2022. 19-year-old Panthi from Arghakhanchi emerged as the winner in the stability in the business category among various competitions organized by AIESEC.

Panthi prepared a prototype of an environment-friendly ‘paper cup’ under his project.

He says, “Environment friendly ‘paper cup’ can be made especially from algae. The algae should be ground into small pieces. In this process, the algae are prepared in such a way that the cup is waterproof and thermal resistant.”

Representatives of leading technology companies participated as judges in the competition.  Several representatives from Google, World Economic Forum, World Health Organization, etc. played the role of judges in deciding the winner.

 Panthi received grants worth 500 dollars (about Rs. 66,500) from various organizations. The winner has recently passed Plus Two from Kathmandu Model Secondary School.


AIESEC is the world’s leading youth leadership development organization. It is a non-profit organization that provides leadership development, cross-cultural internships, and global volunteer exchange experiences to youth around the world.

This organization covers various areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and data science needed in daily life, sustainability in business, and youth entrepreneurship in the digital world. AIESEC is present in over 125 countries and territories and with over 100,000 members, and over 2400 universities in the world.


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