About Us - FICS

About Us

What is FICS?

A podium for breakthrough ideas and thoughts to amalgamate under the stance of innovation.

Who is it for?

All those who wish to play their part in creating a better tomorrow – through problem-solving skills and by improving the quality of life.

Why should I apply?

To create solutions that nurture our society with the potential of shaping the future.


Final Defense
Your idea then – now a startup

Aims and previous success stories

More than 500 participant teams each year.
Targeting international horizons.
Provided InLights and BeFreeze with the nudge they needed to materialize their principles when they were just ideas.

Why is it required?

To call to the latent abilities of the younger minds to share their ideas with a wider audience.

About FICS

Finding Innovative & Creative Solutions for Society (FICS) is a platform where students from NUST and other national and international universities can serve communities around them by applying their technical knowledge. It is designed to encourage the respective students to get actively involved in social problem identification and think innovatively to devise technology-based solutions. This initiative aims to instill a spirit of social entrepreneurship amongst students, encouraging them to convert their creative ideas into value-adding solutions and thereby benefit themselves and society. FICS has been conceived as an initiative aimed to not only encourage students to participate in nation-building and community development projects but also inculcate the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in the youth of Pakistan.

FICS: A New Beginning

FICS is a competition to promote Social Entrepreneurship and the creation of products and services to benefit communities and Society; the competition was started by the NUST School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS) 9 years ago and increased in scope and magnitude to become a NUST-wide competition in 2015. FICS was an intra-SEECS competition in 2013 and 2014. In FICS 2015 all NUST Schools and Colleges participated to put forward student projects aimed at benefitting Society. FICS 2016, co-organized by NUST-Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) and National Textile University (NTU), brought a more holistic view with it by promoting Interdisciplinary projects and combining the various strengths of NUST schools to make FICS 2016 a success.

This year, FICS is redefining itself to signify its growing popularity and its resolve to promote meaningful solutions to our common social roadblocks. Since the success graph of the program is growing exponentially, Quality will be the defining feature of FICS`23. This will be a step towards its vision of catering to common social problems by being more inclusive and pluralistic towards competitors as well as our common socio-economic goals.

FICS 2023

Finding Innovative & Creative Solutions

FICS promotes entrepreneurship and innovation by allowing participants to address the most pressing social and environmental issues at the core of society. More than an annual competition, FICS has proven to be a vast resource of much sought-after solutions.

In a society where nearly everyone is educated with a job-seeking mindset, FICS strives to act as a torch-bearer and identify ideas that can be commercialized and converted into viable entrepreneurial endeavors. Moreover, students through FICS are encouraged to focus their research and innovation to address Pakistan’s issues.

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Our Objective

FICS is part of an on-going and continuous exercise at NUST aimed at facilitating entrepreneurship, which is in line with the NUST mission. FICS concentrates more on Social Entrepreneurship. Some of the objectives of FICS are given below:-

To encourage students to become valuable members of society and contribute towards societal / community development by deploying technical knowledge and scientific tools.

To allow students to think creatively and develop the latest applications and innovative technology based-solutions, hence encouraging them to work on practical utilization of knowledge.

To serve as a platform for identifying ideas and technologies that can be commercialized and converted into viable products and services.

To bring the Industry on board to provide regular mentorship to the participating students and thereby provide an opportunity not only for the students to learn from the expertise and experience of Industry partners but also for the Industry to discover the potential of our students and engage with the students and the Institute on a more long-term basis.

To foster an entrepreneurial culture within NUST and at a national & international level; a culture that facilitates and supports innovation and its translation into benefits for our society and our economy.