Prime Minister’s National Innovation Award

Dear all,

Prime Minister’s Youth Programme has announced National Innovation Award for the youth of Pakistan. It is an opportunity for young entrepreneurs (15-30 years) to present their innovative ideas related to eight thematic areas with a specific focus on Eco-Innovation and get a chance to win Rs. 2 million in grant funding along with technical support and incubation options. The selected ideas and teams will be engaged with the private sector and startup industry.

Thematic areas:

1. Food Security
    Agriculture & Nutrition, Sustainable food eco-system.

2. Water Management & Sustainability
    Irrigation, Water conservation, Waste & Water Treatment.

3. Climate Change & Environment
    Climate Mitigation, Disaster Management, Metro-scale pollution reduction, climate modelling.

4. Information Technology & Telecom
    Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Disparities in access of technology, 5G, healthcare using ICT.

5. Sociology & Philosophy
    Intellectual heritage, material culture, future of work and family, politics, gender, population.

6. Urban Planning
    Preservation of urban space and life, Planning of Second Tier Cities, Transportation, Waste Collection.

7. Innovative Governance & Reforms
    Responsiveness to Citizen Services, Citizen Scorecards.

8. Sustainable Energy
    Electric mobility, Smart energy, Transmission and Grid issues.

Deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 15, 2022.