The Incubator, GIK Institute has announced registration for "Launchpad 2017 for Technology Intensive Business Ideas" and last date for submission of Business proposal is Friday, 03 April, 2017. For further details, click here.
To create an entrepreneurial atmosphere for nurturing ideas into commercialized products, the Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization under the supervision of specialized faculty and staff, conducted “LAUNCHPAD 2015” at “THE INCUBATOR” on Wednesday, 15th April, 2015. The event was meant for graduates who wish to commercialize their ideas into a full-fledged startup. THE INCUBATOR provides a platform for talented people who think out of the box and are waiting for a platform to work on their ideas.
Teams from all over the country registered and shortlisted teams were provided a platform at the Launchpad 2015. The esteemed jury members from Plan9, NUST and GIK Institute were welcomed by Rector GIK Institute at the Guest House.
Ms. Farah Hamid Khan Secretary ST&IT, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was the chief guest at the event. She appreciated the services and efforts of the GIK Institute for the development of engineering sector and also performed the opening ceremony of:
· High Performance Computing Laboratory.
· Photolithography Laboratory.
The honorable guests visited the Department of Management Sciences and met with the existing Incubation teams. Secretary ST&IT appreciated the work of the Incubation teams working at the GIK Institute’s Incubation program.
Each team presented their ideas and the judges evaluated the participants.
A certificate distribution ceremony was held and each participant was given a certificate for their participation in “LAUNCHPAD 2015” by Secretary ST&IT.
The honorable Secretary ST&IT was presented a shield by the Rector, GIK Institute.
GIK Institute has secured a grant of PKR 100 Million for Entrepreneurship Development via Establishment and Strengthening of Technology Incubation Center from Directorate of Science and Technology, Ministry of ST&IT, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The Institute is expanding its Technology Incubation Center (The INCUBATOR) facility and aims to provide the services at larger scale using the grant from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government. It will attract final year students/ fresh graduates from GIK Institute and from different universities of Pakistan on purely merit basis.
Under the scope of the grant, special fund are available on merit to final year students/ fresh graduates of universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
The grant awarded by Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa shall be used for the expansion over a period of four years (2014-18).
The first start-up fair after receiving the grant shall be held on 3rd February 2016.
Date: 24th November, 2015
A Start-up of THE INCUBATOR 'Micropower Pakistan' got selected at one of the world's biggest accelerator program. As part of the program the team lead by Abdullah Soomro (Batch 20 FME) will receive equity free 35,000 USD as seed grant and a six months accelerator program at Santiago, Chile, for the 13th Generation of Start-up Chile. Start-ups were selected from the world, and; MicroPower was only one start-up selected from Pakistan in 13th Generation. Micropower Pakistan, has created world's cheapest rapid charging battery bank 'Flash-E'. The team comprises of Mr. Abdullah Soomro and Abdul Haseeb (Batch 20 FEE). Details of the program are given at Start-up Chile Website.http://www.startupchile.org/blog/start-up-chile-announced-the-90-companies-that-will-be-part-of-the-13th-generation/ Detailed information about the company can be found at www.micropowerpak.com
Another Start-up of THE INCUBATOR ‘Aquila Labs’ has also been selected to work on their product ‘Youth Campus’ at the Start-up Chile, generation 14. This is the only start-up selected from Pakistan in Generation 14 so far. Youth Campus is the Start-up selected from Pakistan that serves as a digital community for educational institutes. The team comprises Furqan Rashid (Batch 20 FME) and Hassan Kamal (Batch 20 FCSE).
Details of the program are given at Start-up Chile Website http://www.startupchile.org/blog/85-global-companies-are-ready-to-join-the-largest-startup-community-in-the-world/ Detailed information about the company can be found at http://aquila-labs.com/#services