Here are some of the highlights from the Sindh Higher Education Commission’s Research & Technology Showcase 2022. This exhibition was held on 19th-20th May and in collaboration with NED University of Engineering and Technology. With almost 340 projects displayed by researchers and students across the province, it was a momentous milestone in history. It was a pleasure to see innovative and state of the art solutions developed for real world problems.
During this event, CEID at DHA Suffa University actively participated and presented its startups including Slosh AI Solutions, Vivid Labs, Istehaar, and Handoff. The startups promoted their products and engaged in meaningful conversations throughout the two-day event. Details of these startups are as follows:
Slosh AI Solutions was founded in 2019 to develop smart assistive tools for radiologists. Their goal is to develop accurate and cost effective AI solutions for the healthcare industry. As of now, they are developing smart solutions revolving around chest x-rays.
Vivid Labs is a Karachi-based startup that focuses on delivering immersive 3D experiences. They proudly presented their latest project, Next Gen Classrooms, at the Expo exhibition. The concept behind these classrooms is to utilize the technology of VR (Virtual Reality) to offer real-time experience. It allows students to visualize the lessons they are being taught in schools or colleges. Students and professionals approached them with inquisitive queries regarding the technology and its potential in the tech industry.
Ishtehaar is an IoT-based solution, designed to evolve marketing strategies. Their basic idea is to attach HD screens on the back of automobiles to promote brands. This solution would eliminate the need of using enormous billboards and replace them in a tech-savvy manner. As it is a Final Year Project with an intention to become a startup, students benefited from the positive criticism and professional feedback.
Handoff is a social platform that serves as a common platform for people and celebrities. The idea behind the platform is to offer a platform where people can schedule and plan meetings with celebrities. This app offers accessibility without having anyone go through much trouble.
It was a refreshing sight to watch industry experts discuss ideas and offer constructive feedback. This event served as an opportunity for people to display their innovative solutions and landscape the tech industry of Pakistan. The day concluded with Mrs. Syeda Shela Raza, presenting an award to the Vice-Chancellor (Engr. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Haque) and Dean (Engr. Prof. Dr. Johar Khurshid Farooqi) of DSU.