NIC Pakistan calls Innovators to #SolveforHumanity

The world is going through an unprecedented change. Healthcare challenges are affecting the way we act, interact and run our businesses. To take these challenges head-on, NIC Pakistan, TeamUp and Jazz xlr8 in partnership with the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination (M/o NHSR&C), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Rehman Medical Institute (RMI), Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America (Open), Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV), National Incubation Center Karachi (NIC Karachi), TVOne Pakistan and Association of Pakistani Physicians of Northern Europe (APPNE), are organizing a solution based all-online National Health Hackathon.

With a call to #SolveForHumanity, the National Incubation Center invites techies, health experts, educationists, engineers and businessmen to a national level platform, to come forward with their ideas and solutions and team up with them to discover preventive and curative solutions for communicable diseases. 

This Hackathon will allow people to collaborate and develop modern solutions to control the spread of communicable diseases like COVID-19.

If you have a great idea to #SolveForHumanity, apply now

Last Date to Apply is 12th April 2020!

 Who Can Apply

For the Hackathon, NIC is looking for ideas, prototypes and solutions for preventing and curing communicable diseases especially those related to COVID-19, that are relevant, practical and scalable – solutions that fall under any of the following categories: 

Idea Stage – 3 months: You have a prototype ready to be tested on sample customers

MVP Stage – 2 months: You have iterated your prototype to a minimum viable product that is ready for paying customers

Solution Stage – 1 month: You have conducted a live pilot test of your MVP and improved the end to end product delivery. You’re set to pre-launch

This will be an All-Online Hackathon where participants will receive virtual mentorship. The criteria have been kept flexible so that we may consider all possible solutions for preventing and controlling the spread of diseases.

What You’ll Get

If you win, besides the social impact, recognition and service to your nation and people, you will have access to many opportunities to make sure your solution is able to scale nationally, including: 

  • Wild Card Entry To NICs in Islamabad & Karachi

  • PKR 1,500,000 for winners & more

  • Coverage by partners on conventional & digital media

  • Go-to-market support

  • Technology credits (CRM, Cloud, Analytics, BI, etc.)

  • Wild card entry into Jazz Xlr8 – Jazz’s accelerator

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