Ernst and Young Baku office to coach the ActInSpace Azerbaijan winning "Sooners" team from UFAZ

2018-06-08

The winning team of ActInSpace Azerbaijan 2018 will be leaving to Toulouse, France on June 27 2018. In view of the upcoming international finals, UFAZ "Sooners" team members (5 firs year students from the Oil and Gas engineering speciality) that took the first place in local ActinSpace Hackathon 2018 have to work both on their technical as well as presentation skills. They will also need to prepare a strong business modeling and elaborate on financial side of their start-up idea. The purpose of the "Sooners" team's project is to increase the precision of temperature measurements using special apparatus named “Cavity Box”. The main idea is the area where the “Cavity Box” is going to be set in the satellite. 

During the competition, French-Azebaijani University, the ActInSpace host in Azerbaijan gathered many talented and highly skilled representatives of private and public sector of Azerbaijan to coach and guide the 105 students who participated.

One of the jury members, the partner at the EY Baku office, Ms Arzu Hajiyeva is a trusted advisor to the Azerbaijani Government with over 18 years of broad Tax and Law experience. She is also a Chairman of the Tax and Customs Committee of AmCham in Azerbaijan. Many of the team members were lacking knowledge in business and financial areas because all of the participants are students of engineering faculties. This is why new partnerships with local private sector are coming to life thanks to ActInSpace competition

Being a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, EY has been playing a critical role in building a better working world for their clients and communities. UFAZ is proud to be collaborating with the EY Baku office in order to contribute to the better performance of the "Sooners" team in the international finals. During two weeks before their departure, the Oil&Gas engineering students who represent the winning team, will be coached by the EY HR Director Samira Shabanova, the Senior Manager of the Transaction Advisory Services Ruslan Rzayev and Ms Arzu Hajiyeva herself.