National Mobile App Competition Announced!

Planning Commission of Pakistan, in collaboration with private sector, has announced Pakistan’s first National Mobile Competition.

Primary aim of the competition is to engage talented IT professionals and youngsters in making Apps that will improve the Government services, transparency, and quality of work.

According to details, startups, students, professionals can submit their ideas and best 10 ideas will be selected for rewards and prizes.

How to Apply

Participants will have to get themselves registered on the Planning Commission website along with the information about their App Idea.

They will have to outline the idea, its impact and the cost. More details can be obtained from planning commission website.

The participant can be a Student, Startup, Entrepreneur, Freelancer, Company / Organization. Bahria University will organize awareness sessions (Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi) for participants to give them insight into the initiative & help them visualize ideas.

Microsoft will provide support to the participants through their innovation centres and student partners.

Deadline for Idea Submission

  • February 1st, 2015

Categories

  • Planning Commission
  • Energy
  • Health
  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Good Governance
  • Media and News
  • E-Commerce
  • Judiciary
  • Policing / Security
  • Traffic Management
  • Any Other (High Impact)

Prizes and Rewards

Below are the categories in which you can submit your ideas:

  • 1st Position
    • Rs. 300,000
    • Mobile Phone
    • Give aways
    • Certificates
  • 2nd Position
    • Rs. 200,000
    • Mobile Phone
    • Give aways
    • Certificates
  • 3rd Position
    • Rs. 100,000
    • Mobile Phone
    • Give aways
    • Certificates
  • 4th to 10th Positions
    • Rs. 50,000 each
    • Mobile Phone
    • Give aways
    • Certificates

Winning idea will have an opportunity to have a paid contract with Government.

Terms & Conditions

  • The Working Prototype will remain the property of the participant(s) until the participant(s) voluntarily shares the Intellectual Property with Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform.

  • Participant(s) can submit multiple ideas.
  • There is no limit on number of team member(s) working on an idea; however there will only be one person representing the idea on the registration page, who will be called as Participant.

  • Only registered ideas will be evaluated.

  • Participant(s) of shortlisted Working Prototype will have an opportunity to get incubation support through Industry Liaison.

  • Participant(s) of winning Working Prototype will get an opportunity to get contract for implementing their solution through our partners. The winners of the competition having high impact apps may be recommended for funding from organizations such as National ICT R & D.

  • Government will ensure that Working Prototype will not be made public until the closing ceremony.

  • Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform will give preference to high impact and potentially low cost solutions.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


    • Mate you dont need to be a technical guy to execute your idea.

      You need to be an entrepreneur though :P

  • I’m in middle of my App and that is gonna be super hit in Pakistan. should i present my app or not? actually the reason is if i present my App then my idea would be stolen and i can’t face these glitches from other developers.

  • The incompetent govt’s incompetent P&D as usual has unstable website at the start. What else awaits in the future of this endavour?
    I pray for the participants….

  • mmmm interesting! i think it could good for startups who want to get traction and VC funding.
    Its gonna be a good networking place :)


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