Stages - FICS

Stages of FICS'23

Stage 1

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

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.

Stage 3

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 to the following winning teams of Stage 3

  • Winner FICS - (Cash Prize *)
  • First Runner-Up - (Cash Prize *)
  • Second Runner-Up - (Cash Prize *)
  • Special Prize Categories

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.

Synopsis Deadline: 15 December 2022

Rubric for Stage 1

Stage 2


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 NUST students and faculty. Note: All international teams are required to be physically present for Stage 3

Stage 3 to be held between April-July

Rubric for Stage 3