CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Pakistan’s 2nd Annual National Innovation Awards

Dear Friends:

I am writing to you to seek your supporting in helping identify and nominate innovative organisations and individuals from a across a wide societal spectrum in Pakistan. Your organisation (or someone you know) may be doing cutting-edge or contextually-relevant innovation in one of the TWELVE CATEGORIES outlined below and may deserve appreciation and kudos for their work.

I strongly urge you to identify, nominate or share such instances and stories with us or encourage them to nominate themselves.

I am very pleased to announce the 2nd National Innovation Awards – Pakistan’s Only National Innovation Awards – to be announced at PIF’s Annual Conference – The Pakistan Innovation Forum 2016 on December 8, 2016at Serena, Islamabad.

Pakistan Innovation Forum is Pakistan’s FIRST AND ONLY National Conference on Innovation. This year, the conference is themed Innovators of Tomorrow –  All things STEM/STEAM, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Incubation, Acceleration, and Venture Investing.
Last year, the National Innovation Awards in Corporate, Art+Design, and Civic Innovation were claimed by Packages Ltd., Coke Studio, and T2F respectively. The Life Achievement Award was given to Syed Babar Ali for his innovative Philanthropy. The Conference shall also feature an Innovation Showcase focusing on innovative displays of technology in STEM/STEAM Education and innovation and entrepreneurship suited to Pakistan’s needs. This will also mark the end of the three years of PIF’s existence.

We have already launched a social media campaign to seek nominations for National Innovation Awards in 12 general categories (and 3 special categories: Lifetime Achievement, Young Innovator, and People’s Choice Innovator of the Year’) and would like your support in identifying and nominating exemplary individuals and organisations who have done innovative work in their respective fields.

Nominate by November 20th, 2016 across the 12 nomination categories are:
  • Most Innovative University (Programme)
  • Social / Development Innovation
  • Corporate/Business Innovation
  • Technology Startup
  • Finance/Fintech Innovation
  • Civic Innovation
  • Government Innovation
  • Health Innovation
  • Education Innovation
  • Agri+Rural Innovation
  • Industry Innovation
  • Art+Design Innovation
Last year’s nominees (not Winners) are eligible to apply again. The Awards are judged by a distinguished jury of leading CEOs, Government, and Civil Society Leaders from across the country.

We are seeking your support in helping us spread the word and reaching the right individuals and organisations who deserve to win this prestigious honour.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me at +92 305 2266810.

We look forward to your support in this regard.

Best regards,

Pakistan Innovation Foundation


Athar Osama, PhD (Public Policy – The RAND Graduate School)
Young Global Leader (YGL ’13) – World Economic Forum (WEF) &
Fellow ’11 – World Technology Network (WTN)

Founding Partner, Technomics International Ltd.
Founder and CEO, Pakistan Innovation Foundation

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Tel: +44 1483 901916, +44 7711 198092 and +92 305 2266810


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