KARACHI – Usman Institute of Technology (UIT) affiliated with NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, is proud to announce that students of Final Year Project, UIT have earned 1st position in Karachi and 2nd position in Sindh for their project ‘vertical farming’ presented at Microsoft Imagine Cup 2019 which was recently held at Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad. For the past 17 years, the Imagine Cup has been the world’s premier student technology competition. Since 2003, Microsoft has provided a global platform for students to turn their dreams into reality. Students from across the globe build amazing teams to bring their biggest, boldest ideas to life. Working with mentors and industry leaders, they get feedback to further hone and develop their projects.
This year there were 50 plus universities and 306 teams that participated from all over Pakistan. Among them were 48 National Finalists which were selected out of which the UIT students who participated for the first time earned top positions. Their project ‘Vertical Farming’ supervised by Engr. Muhammad Asad Hussain and students Talal Ahmed, Muhammad Hammad, Muhammad Mujtaba and Nabeel Baig achieved top ranking. The winning team will now represent Pakistan at the upcoming worldwide finals to compete among global teams for a USD $100,000 prize. Imagine Cup continues to foster innovation among students and enables them to transform their ambitions into reality.
UIT stated that – “We congratulate Team Herbgiz (Vertical Farming) and their supervisor for this remarkable achievement and hope that we will continue to achieve such milestones in the future. We will continue to support the vision of the Director and will take UIT to the next level in Project Based Learning that leads our student to establish their own startups and become successful entrepreneurs. Imagine Cup is one of Microsoft’s many efforts to transform skill development, nurture budding technologists and foster collaborative and innovative spirit. This global technology competition boasts several success stories emerging from the competition. It is a vibrant platform to innovate, get recognized and eventually get enabled to bring about a positive change.”