Finding Innovative & Creative Solutions for Society

Details of the organization
National University of Sciences & Technology

Information about the project
Finding Innovative & Creative Solutions for Society
FICS is a program designed at NUST, encouraging students to identify social problems and develop innovative, technology-based solutions. FICS comprises a competition that engages all 18 Schools and Colleges of NUST, spread across different cities of Pakistan. It involves Industry and civil society in identifying problems, developing solutions, mentoring and improving them through a period of 6-7 months, demonstrating working prototypes to Industry judges, and post-competition selection of the best projects, which are further mentored to develop into social enterprises. FICS is closely aligned with the SDGs, as students can develop their ideas from within the SDGs.
Local implementation: Pakistan, University campuses in different cities of Pakistan
Ongoing from 01/11/2016 to 31/05/2017
Higher Education Commission Pakistan (HEC) Interactive Group (IAG) Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs (OPEN) National ICT R&D Fund The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE) Crescent Steel & Allied Products Ltd (CSAPL) Several other Industry partners

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
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  • Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
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