University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore conducted DICE (Distinguished Innovation, Collaboration and Entrepreneurship) Virtual Innovation Competition (VIC) on 13th September, 2019 organized by ORIC ,Technology Incubation Centre , IET Student chapter and Electrical Engineering Department . For this competition prize money was sponsored by DICE Foundation USA .DICE VIC is a very powerful platform to create culture of innovation throughout the institution.
In DICE VIC a large number of student teams from all major departments submitted their innovations on DICE Innovation Portal. All these submitted innovations then gone through a rigorous judging process by experts from academia, to select top innovations which was displayed in DICE event. Faculty members also pitched their innovative projects in front of industry.
Ms. Uzma Almakky was the chief guest. She was DICE representative and has her own company in Silicon valley California and also running no. of incubators there. She appreciated the innovative and creative projects done by students. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Mansoor Sarwar, Chairman Electrical Engineering Prof. Dr. Khalid Mahmood-ul-Hasan, Director ORIC Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir, , Chairperson Product and Industrial Design Prof. Dr. Sabahat Alamgir,, Program Manager Technology Incubation Centre Farhan Riaz, faculty members and large number of students were present at this occasion. Officials of industries also participated in the event to establish strong university-industrial linkages and to support judging process. Students selected final year projects were judged mainly on basis of degree of innovation and project readiness for commercialization.
The First Runner-ups for the DICE cash prize Award were Syed Murtaza Arshad , Ayesha Khurram ,Hadia Nadeem & Ayesha Rehman from Electrical Engineering Department, project title was "ISIGHT: Computer Vision and Ultrasonic sensor based smart cane and glasses for visually impaired people." Second award won by Usama Zubair, Electrical form Engineering Department for project title "Acoustic Event Localization and its video tracking in 3D space" 3rd prize won by Hunain Quyyum from Product and Industrial Design engineering Department ,project title" Detachable Contemporary Jewelry"
At the end of ceremony guests from industries got souvenir from chairman Electrical Engineering Department and Vice Chancellor distributed cash prizes among winner students.