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DICE 2017 - Mega Innovation and Entrepreneurship Event

Dear students,

We are pleased to share with you an opportunity to participate in a project presentation competition titled "DICE (Distinguished Innovations Collaborations & Entrepreneurship) Mega Event 2017". Projects related to various disciplines can be submitted; categories are given in the details section.

The final competition after initial screening rounds shall be a two-day event in December 2017, organized as a joint collaboration of Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST), Mirpur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and DICE (Distinguished Innovation, Collaboration & Entrepreneurship) Foundation, USA.

The aim of this event is to foster innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship culture in the country. It is designed to motivate academia, industry, government, entrepreneurs and expatriates to come to a common platform to showcase innovations and technologies, share knowledge and further collaborate with each other for the rapid development of innovative products, necessary for the socioeconomic development of the country.

Application deadline for this competition is Saturday, July 15, 2017. As soon as an IBA team registers for the event, please email us at internationaloffice@iba.edu.pk with Project Title, Category of Application, Details of Group Members (Names, ERP IDs, Programs of Enrolment, Email Addresses and Contact Numbers).

Please find the details below and feel free to contact us at internationaloffice@iba.edu.pk in case of any concern.


Kind regards,
Shehreena

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Who Can Participate?
Student teams from any HEC recognized degree awarding university/institute.
Each team can have a max of four members.
Each university needs to submit their most innovative projects from various disciplines.

Project Categories:
The innovative projects can be from any of the following four groups of disciplines:
- Group A: Engineering & Technology, computer Sciences and Information Technology
- Group B: Physical Sciences and Agricultural Sciences
- Group C: Arts and Humanities, Business and Social Sciences
- Group D: Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences and Veterinary Sciences

Registration:
1) Please register your project and team using following link by the due date. Register MUST Dice 2017
2) Project leader needs to register the project at dice innovation portal using the following link http://www.diceinnovationportal.com/SignIn.aspx

Application Deadline: July 15, 2017

Event Dates: December 18, 2017 and December 19, 2017

Prizes in Each Category:
Winning Team: PKR 100,000/- along with DICE 2017 shield
1st Runner-up Team: PKR 50,000/- along with DICE 2017 shield
2nd Runner-up Team: PKR 25,000/- along with DICE 2017 shield

Boarding and Lodging for Final Event:
Lodging with breakfast and dinner for 3 night stay (17, 18 & 19 Dec., 2017) will be provided to the participants. This facility will be limited for only four members per team

Transport Facility will be provided from Mirpur pickup point to the university upon their arrival.

Application Timeline:

Till July 15, 2017
Universities submit project titles, one-page description and team membership, online. Proposal acknowledgement sent automatically as soon as team registers its project on the DICE 2017 website.
July 15 - July 30
Proposal acceptance sent to all participant teams.
Oct. 30
Written report/business plan submission (deadline) by participating teams using a standard template (to be downloaded from the DICE 2017 website).
Nov 01 - 30
Reports reviewed by review committee/judges. Top 10 project teams selected for DICE Shark session. DICE Sharks investors identified, contacted and formal invitations sent.
Dec. 18/19, 2017
Final Event.


Evaluation Criteria:
Project scoring will have following distribution. Projects may be judged on first two factors ahead of time based on written reports received. Panel of judges will consist of experts from both academia and Industry.
i. Degree of Innovation (20%)
ii. Potential Impact on local industry and economy (20%)
iii. Readiness for commercialization (prototype, business plan) (50%)
iv. Presentation (10%)

Website Link for Further Information: http://dice2017.must.edu.pk/aboutus.html