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NUST team wins Barhta Pakistan Ecopreneurship Challenge

Team “GeoThermal Pakistan (GTP)” of NUST Institute of Civil Engineering (NICE), School of Civil & Environmental Engineering (SCEE), has once again caught headlines after winning Barhta Pakistan Ecopreneurship Challenge – one of the biggest environment-based entrepreneurship challenges. The Asia Foundation (TAF) organised the one-day event in partnership with National Incubation Center, at the Marriott hotel, Islamabad, in the 2nd week of October. Earlier in August this year, Team GTP was declared winner of ClimateLaunchpad Pakistan, held at Karachi.

Mr Hammad Azhar, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs; Malik Amin Aslam, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change; and Syed Shabahat Ali Shah, CEO National Information Technology Board & Chairman Ignite National Technology Fund, were the keynote speakers at the Barhta Pakistan event. The challenge was aimed at promoting business ideas that can potentially address Pakistan’s sustainable development challenges. After the initial evaluation that led to the top 10 ideas being shortlisted for the Final, Team GTP was voted to be the champions of the competition. The team was awarded PKR 2,50,000 as seed money.

The co-founders of GTP, Mr Abdul Wahab and Muhammad Hassamuddin, are the graduates of NUST Institute of Civil Engineering (NICE), and have the vision to provide cost-effective solutions for thermal comfort to the masses of Pakistan. Team GTP is all set to represent Pakistan in the Global Final, scheduled to be held at Amsterdam, Netherlands, in November 2019. NUST wishes them all the best for their final battle!

October 23, 2019

 
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