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Stages - FICS

Stages of FICS Program

Stage 1 - Online Idea Submission

In Stage 1, student teams submit project synopsis of their unique ideas with positive social impact. These ideas are endorsed by FICS Management after the approval of the respective supervisor. Subsequently, the ideas shortlisted in Stage 1 make it to the next stage.

Stage 2 - Pitching Session

In Stage 2 the student teams present their ideas to a wider audience in the form of PowerPoint presentation. The judges at this stage include Industry partners; they assess the impact and practicability of the project ideas, as well as their ability to be commercialized.

FICS International

FICS took a step ahead and expanded its reach globally and opened its doors to international participants and had partner universities from various regions including Turkey, Malaysia, Egypt, Azerbaijan, and Libya. First ever FICS International Event was held in Turkiye, where 20 universities participated and presented their ideas. The program aims to expand its reach even further. This year, not only are we collaborating with universities from all around the world for participation of students internationally, but we are also connecting with foreign experts, judges and mentors who are well-versed in international markets and strategies. This will prove to be a huge step forward towards developing global connections and to provide our youth with opportunities that are not restriced to their own countries only, but instead allow them to expand their potential and reach the relevant target market anywhere in the world.

Stage 3 - Prototype Development

In the 3rd and final Stage of the competition, the teams shortlisted in Stage 2 present working prototypes of their solution (alternatively, students can display plant design, equipment design, product design or process design). The judges evaluate the prototypes on various parameters and select the best 3 projects, which are given cash prizes. Note: All international teams are required to be physically present for Stage 3

FICS Stages


Cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories

  • Global Winner FICS
  • National Winner FICS
  • First Runner-Up
  • Second Runner-Up

Prize amounts will be announced soon

Since this Stage witnesses a high level of interest and attendance from the Industry, students also have the incentive of finding a long-term mentor and possibly sponsor for their idea. We also offer free incubation space to the winner in our TechOne incubation space

Stage 1

A complete synopsis for review, according to the provided outline. The teams are also encouraged to submit a presentation or a video of their idea along with the synopsis. Any additional materials supporting the idea must also be provided as a separate file.

Rubric for Stage 1

Stage 2

Date: Feb-Mar 2024

Following items are required:

  • Each team has to prepare a standee of dimensions no larger than 5X2ft
  • The type of standee is X-standee. Students are required to submit the standee in this form. To view the standee click here. For preparation of standee on subsidized rate (Rs. 675 excluding tax), please contact CEO, Mr. Muhammad Imran with reference to CAC. His contact details and address is given below:
    • Office: 051-4852184
    • Cell: 0321-5112770, 0312-2362872
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Address: H#68/3, A-Block, Satellite Town, Rehmanabad, Rwp.
  • Please see PowerPoint presentation template for detailed guidelines.
  • Venue shall be emailed to the team leads.

Shortlisted teams should study the Rubric for Stage 2 in detail to understand the criteria they will be evaluated against. This will help them to prepare their posters and videos/presentations according to the evaluation criteria.

Rubric for Stage 2

Stage 3

All students qualified for Stage 3 of the competition are required to prepare a working prototype of their idea (alternatively, students can also display plant design, equipment design, product design or process design). This prototype will be displayed in front of Industry and students and faculty. Note: All international teams are required to be physically present for Stage 3

Stage 3 to be held between May-June 2024

Rubric for Stage 3