The two-day SDG Challenge Cup
2017, held on 19th-20th August, focused on startups
working on ideas in line with the SDGs for good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, decent work and economic growth. The
promising ideas were pitched to the judges for representing Pakistan at
international-level ITU events, including ITU TELECOM World 2017 and also to
participate in the Young ICT Leaders’ Forum at ITU TELECOM World.
SDG Hackathon 2017 crowned Orbit
as the winner of the SDG Challenge Cup. Orbit, which is incubated at Technology
Incubation Centre NUST, was also awarded a cash prize of Rs.150, 000 and a
chance to go global and pitch their idea at the ITU Telecom World in Korea, a
unique international platform for influential figures and IT innovations that
change the world for the better.
Orbit achieved this distinction
from amongst 17 other startups that were also selected for the pitching session
at the National Incubation Center. The hackathon, organized by Ignite and Code
for Pakistan, was a two-day event which caused much excitement in the tech-geek
and entrepreneur community of the twin cities. So what makes Orbit so
Orbit has the potential to
revolutionize the learning process. With the use of augmented reality (AR), it
eases the job of grasping concepts that are portrayed in 2-D by translating
them to 3-D, and enables the user to interact with the images via an interface.
This aids in giving the student a literal depiction of something that is
otherwise hard to understand.
This startup has clearly taken
another giant leap of success, and will surely continue paving the way for a
This achievement is a testament to the
entrepreneurial spirit of the incubatees at TIC NUST and also
mirrors NUST’s commitment and focus towards
innovation & entrepreneurship.
TIC NUST is currently incubating more than 30
promising startups with credible teams and proven business models.