The two-day SDG Challenge Cup
2017, held on 19th-20th August, focused on the startups already 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
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.
TIC NUST is currently incubating more than 30 promising startups with credible teams and proven business models.