Everything you need to know about CleanTech Innovation Challenge If you have any concerns, please read this collection of frequently asked questions before contacting us. If you are still unclear about something, feel free to contact us.

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The Challenge is open to teams of men and women who are interested in technology and innovation and have a viable idea to develop within the scope of the themes proposed. Participation is open to all. There is no age limit to take part in the competition. In case of under 18, please provide CNIC number as mentioned in Form-B issued by NADRA.

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No, There is no fee on joining the competition.

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A team of four members (max) is suggested. Gender-balanced and Women majority teams are encouraged to register.

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Register your Team at Join the Challenge. Each team will be identified by its chosen Team Name. Please refer to Registration Details.

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February 28, 2022:    Last Date to Register for the competition.
March 15, 2022:       Teams will be notified if their proposed solution have been selected as a contender in the Challenge.
March 28, 2022:       Development to transform proposed solution into a working solution.
May 13, 2022:          Deadline for submission of working solution and related video link.
May 31, 2022:          Evaluation of working solutions completed by the Judges.
June 10, 2022:         Announcement of Winners.
Details on the awarding modalities will be given at that time keeping in view COVID-19 SOPs.
All timelines are tentative in nature.

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Each team will submit its proposal before the deadline. Pre- screening will result in short-listing of teams based on the criteria mentioned in FAQs “How are solutions judged?”.

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We are expecting that many teams will register for the Challenge. Pre-screening ensures that only those teams with the most viable and innovative ideas will compete in the Challenge.

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Teams will submit their functioning innovative solution to a virtual cloud for testing by the Judges. For final evaluation, teams must submit a 2-minute video describing their solution to the judges.

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Accuracy of the output will be one of the criteria of the evlauation. Methodology, finding/models, practicality to the industry.

1. Data-Driven

Innovative data-driven solution, able to add value to context specific energy production issues in Pakistan.

4. Potential Impact

Applicant should demonstrate a real understanding of the situation that their solution is helping to address.

2. Usability

Solutions should meet end-user requirements and sufficiently scalable to be used by allover Pakistan, with different languages, levels of education, and digital literacy.

5. Growth Potential

The solutions shall be sustainable, with respect to both financial and environmental considerations.

3. Affordability

The solution should be accessible and affordable to a wide range of people.

6. Privacy & Security

Adherence to any data protection laws of Pakistan.

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Mentors will be available to confer with Team Leaders

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Winning Team will receive PKR. 500,000/-
Runner-up Team will receive PKR. 300,000/-
2nd Runner-up Team will receive PKR. 200,000/-
Winning teams will have a chance to get admission to a National Incubation Center.
Note: Tax will be deducted as per clause 156 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.

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Top three problem-solving innovations will be awarded at the CleanTech Innovations Forum in Islamabad on a date to be determined at later stage keeping in view the COVID-19 SOPs.

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Two members of each winning team must present their solution at the CleanTech Innovations Forum in Islamabad on a date to be determined at later stage keeping in view the COVID-19 SOPs. Round trip travel and 2 nights’ accommodation in Islamabad will be provided by Ignite.

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IPR remains with the Developers