Falling Walls Labs (FWL) Islamabad took place at National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) on Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018. Hosted by the Falling Walls Foundation in various countries throughout the year, FWL is an interdisciplinary programme that provides opportunity to young entrepreneurs to showcase their innovative projects. The winners of each international event qualify for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, which is held annually on November 8.
A total of 15 projects, 13 from NUST and 2 from SZABIST, were shortlisted for presentation at FWL-Islamabad. The jury comprised renowned industry experts and academicians. The graduates of NUST clinched all top 3 positions in the competition. Engr Saad Zahid from NUST College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (CEME) was declared first for his idea “Breaking the Wall of Child Disability.” He presented his solution of a portable technological device, which works on the principle of vibrational waves used to stimulate the neurons of disabled children. The second prize was also won by a CEME graduate, Mr Asad Raza from CEME, who has designed limbs that are made of highest quality composites materials for amputees. The third position was secured by Ms Iqra Irfan from NUST School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS) for her project of low-cost portable kit that monitors fetal heart rate and movements, along with automated analysis and alerts in case of anomalies. Secretary General NUST Corporate Advisory Council Mr Amer Hashmi and CEO Change Mechanics Mr Sayyed Ahmad Masud distributed prizes and certificates among the winners.