In collaboration with the Cleantech Open, NGIN lead and hosted a Design Thinking and Storytelling Workshop prior to the Global Forum. This visionary group of Cleantech entrepreneurs from Germany  and New York all came away with a refined elevator pitch and a certificate of completion of the course.

This four step, all-day workshop was created to reveal the value a company’s innovation offers to the world, enable founders to see their company’s unique purpose in new ways, and prepare them to inform the decision process of customers and investors.

NIC Karachi at a Glance

The core objective of NIC Karachi is not just to promote entrepreneurship, but in particular to support and catalyze the creation of disruptive, innovative product-based tech startups that scale, transform and provide a significant market with an economic impact by efficiently allocating assets and resources, reducing market distortions, transaction time and cost by changing the way people live, work and play.

NIC Karachi believes that poverty will primarily be eliminated through disruptive innovation that will make enablers such as energy, agriculture, education and health care available and affordable to the masses of Pakistan, especially the people at the bottom of the pyramid.

To build tech products and undertake business development startups require funding. Therefore the number of incubatee graduates that acquire funding, develop their valuation, exits, and returns to founders and investors are important gauges of an incubator’s success, in addition to metrics like jobs created, revenue generated and disadvantaged lives impacted.

Karachi being the hub of economic activity, financial institutions and the best human capital, we see this opportunity as building an entrepreneurial eco-system in the entire of Pakistan. Our methodology not only focuses on graduating incubates but also on cultivating a culture of prosperity through entrepreneurship by engaging the educated youth.

NIC Karachi is a world-class incubator that will enable entrepreneurs to use technology to solve local and global problems. We believe that technology will be a key driver for disruptive innovation that will make resources accessible for the poor to eliminate poverty.

LACI’s Michael Swords hosted SBC Vice President Hyungsoo Kim at the La Kretz Innovation Campus where the two signed an MOU for partnership between NGIN and SBC.

The Small & medium Business Corporation (SBC) is a non-profit, government-funded organization established to implement government policies and programs for the sound growth and development of Korean SMEs.

To achieve its purpose, SBC operates financial and non-financial programs for SMEs. Through financial programs, SBC provides financing for SMEs to expand operations, develop new products and convert their business structures. With advisory programs including consulting, training, marketing and global cooperation programs, SBC supports SMEs to enhance their global competitiveness.

June 4th and 5th, NGIN was invited to review four portfolio companies of Cleantech ForEst. Cleantech ForEst is an Estonian non-profit that funds early stage green technology startups, advances environmental education and supports energy experts.

The signing of new member PTI-Brazil capped a week of activities hosted by PTI including tours of projects in biogas, organic medicine, sodium battery technology and electric vehicles. A highlight was a private tour of Itaipu Binational, the world’s largest generator of renewable clean energy. It is the world record holder of annual energy production at 103.1 million MWh. Itaipu is a binational undertaking operated by Brazil and Paraguay at the border between the two countries completed in 1984.


NGIN Director of Strategic Development, Liz Morrison, joined the International Cleantech Network’s Annual Meeting 2018 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina from 28 February to 2 March 2018.

The event provided a great opportunity to experience the value of organized international cluster collaboration, to meet the leaders of the world’s leading cleantech clusters, and to engage in cluster capacity building sessions. In addition, the event took place in conjunction with the UNC Cleantech Summit, with many panel debates, workshops and great possibilities for networking with the American and international cleantech community.