On Monday, National University of Science & Technology NUST organizes intra-university contest ‘FICS’ to capitalize on student’s mental strength. The main focus of the contest was to do something unique for the society so for this reason a program was held by the name of ‘Finding Innovative and Creative Solutions for Society (FICS)’ to give rise to a sense of innovation and entrepreneurship within students.
The FICS, a three stage rivalry, was considered in the year 2013 to urge NUST understudies to take effective part in social issues, identify these issues , and think imaginatively to invent technology based way out for them. The idea of FICS completely adjusts to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), proposed by the part States of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) which was dispatched by the United Nation’s (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in August 2012.
The competition is open undergraduate, MS and PhD students. The three stages of the FICS include:
- Stage one obliges partaking groups to present a summary of their project idea, which are then short recorded on the premise of their social effect, specialized reasonability, commercialization and deployment potential.
- In the second stage students presents a video or presentation of their project to a panel of judges.
- The 3rd stage of the competition, the FICS grand finale, in which the shortlisted groups present working models of their projects. The grand finale was held on 5th June at NUST.
The project titled ‘Lithomatic’ won the first prize in the competition. This project revolves around the savvy, safe and shrewd intra-physical pneumatic lithotripter which can be utilized to treat the urinary stone infection without surgical entry points. While the second position went to the project named ‘Trequant’, an ergonomic wearable gadget produced for better conclusion and successful following of tremors in patient’s activities, tasks and pattern. The third position went to ‘HealthHub’, a solution planning to change the medicinal services a by reclassifying the way in which symptomatic reports from clinical labs are imparted to specialists and patients by utilizing intuitive perceptions and smart phones.
The consolation prize went to the project ‘GlucoSmart’, a standalone non-intrusive blood glucose-observing gadget that precisely measures glucose level continuously, in a torment free way. ‘OMNES’, a gadget intended to utilize advanced mobile phone and going hand in hand with gadgets to effortlessly confirm every single distinctive documents like CNIC, drivers and arms permit won the prize of special category of ‘Applications for Counter Terrorism’. This category was specially added after the December 16, 2014 Army Public School (APS) tragedy.
The organizing and financial support committee of the event included the following organizations:
- P@SHA Fund for Social Innovation
- Australian Education Office (AEO)
- Central Asia Cellular Forum
- National Instruments
- Interactive Group of Companies
- Pakistan Oracle Corporation
- Ufone Pakistan
- Channel 7 Communications Pvt Ltd
- Pakistan Innovation Fund (PIF)
- Gillani Research Foundation
- Teradata Corporation Pakistan
- Sybrid Pvt Ltd
- Trans Tech Group of Companies
- Architech Pvt Ltd