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October 15, 2020

Prize distribution ceremony at NUST

Islamabad

October 15, 2020

Islamabad : Grand finale & prize distribution ceremony of Finding Innovative & Creative Solutions for Society (FICS 2020), a platform to foster social entrepreneurship, was held at National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) here on Tuesday.

In view of the situation caused by COVID-19 outbreak, extraordinary measures were taken to conduct the event. The overall winner of FICS ’20 was Team Cyber Guard from NUST Military College of Signals (MCS), which emerged victorious from amongst 231 project ideas pitched during the 3-stage competition. Cyber Guard monitors and protects the pilferage and exfiltration of sensitive organisation data, either at rest or at motion. The winning team was awarded a cash prize of Rs100,000, sponsored by Army Welfare Trust (AWT). In addition, the first 3 runners-up and winners of Special Categories in 3 SGDs were awarded a cash prize of Rs20,000 each. A total of 31 finalist teams of FICS’20 demonstrated their prototypes of technology-based innovative solutions using online mode to 4 panels of judges at the Grand Finale.