On March 17, 2018, history was made. On this day in spring, three teams of students from Royal Thimphu College, representing Bhutan, competed against eight other teams from Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos in the Mekong Business Challenge.
On March 06, 2018, a total of 61 new business ideas were pitched during a day-long “Business Idea Pitching” event held at Royal Thimphu College organized by the Deganized by the Department of Information Technology and Telecom under the Ministry of Information and Communication, the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources, and Bhutan Innovation and Technology Centre (BITC), Thimphu TechPark. Out of the 20 top business ideas selected from RTC, 15 ideas were presented during the first ever Bhutan National Startup Weekend 2018, held at Royal Institute of Management (RIM) from 15th to 19th of March, 2018.
Under the research project titled Weaving Strands of Knowledge: Connecting Culture and Science to Climate Change, five BSc Environmental Management students travelled to rural Tsirang, Bhutan to collect stories about how change in climate is effecting the daily lives of people.