Kyushu University and Grameen Communications Received PTC’19 Best Mobile Innovation Award

Release date: 2019.02.22



Kyushu University & Grameen Communications were jointly awarded Best Mobile Innovation award for their continued efforts to reaching thousands of unreached people in the developing world by their innovative portable health clinic system. PTC (Pacific Telecommunication Council) best mobile innovation award recognizes the most outstanding innovation in nine categories including emerging technology innovation, quality of life improvement, satellite, network intelligence and more.

PTC celebrates the people, ideas, networks, and connections vital to the transformation and proliferation of telecommunications and ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) and it offers various awards each year that promote innovation and inspiration in these communities as well as society at large. The PTC Innovation Awards recognize the individuals and companies transforming ICT industry and the markets PTC serves. Special emphasis has been placed on innovation that improves the quality of life in the Pacific Rim through the use of ICT.

Dr. Ashir Ahmed, Associate Professor at Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University has been selected for the 2019 PTC Innovation Awards in a category of Best mobile Innovation.

The winner of award was announced at the PTC ’19 awards gala held at Hawai’i Hilton village Waikiki Beach Resort, USA on Tuesday 22nd January 2019. In his speech, he thanked his students and colleagues, and said ”I am grateful to my lab students or professors in Kyushu University and colleagues in Grameen Communications”.

Dr. Ashir at the PTC ’19 awards gala

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