KANS 2022: Introduction

KANS scientific competition in its third round in 2022 calls for young scholars, researchers, and innovators under 45 years of age to participate in this competition by submitting 3 to 5 minutes videos of their scientific & technological achievements or their solutions for challenges declared by international institutes. You can find competition headlines and subjects below.

Any scientific and technological achievement in the form of Idea, Paper, Book, Prototype, MVP, or New Product is acceptable. Top 16 submissions will be nominated by the Assessment Committee and 6 winners will be chosen by Judge Committee.

Awards & Benefits:

A) The 6 winners will be awarded:

  • KANS Medal and Plaque of Appreciation
  • 30-gram Gold Insignia
  • Special privileges for benefiting from MSTF networking platforms as well as Young Scientists Fellowship Program (YSFP) worth $2000

B) Every solution for challenges declared by international institutes, will be handed over to related institute in order to cooperate and commercialize the solution, if desired.

Future Stars:

Future Stars is a special section in the third round of the KANS Scientific Competition. This section is for researchers, innovators and academics under the 30 years of age and is an arena for the competition of the younger participants of KANS.

The scientific works of these participants, not only participate in the main competition and has the chance to win the awards, but also can compete once again with the other participants under 30 years of age.

The winners of this section, in addition to winning the “Future stars” competition, will also enter directly into the final of the main competition.

Competition Fields and Challenges:

1- Free Section:

Any theory, idea, or solution which solves major challenges in Agriculture & Food Industries etc.

2- Challenges Section:

Challenge AFI1: Agriculture Disease Monitoring and Prediction Tool. (NSTP)

Challenge AFI2: Fruit Orchard Spraying Vehicle. (NSTP)

Challenge AFI3: Early Disease Detection in fruit plants using deep learning. (NSTP)

Challenge AFI4: Livestock Monitoring System. (NSTP)

Challenge AFI5: IoT- enabled Integrated Agriculture Station. (NSTP)

Challenge ECO6: Agricultural & Food Science & Technology (NSTP)

1- Free Section:

Any idea, proof of concept, prototype, MVP, or new product which solve a challenge in Health & MedTech sector or help increase the productivity of available resources.

2- Challenges Section:

Challenge HTC1: Emerging Issues of Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in Pakistan (COMSATS)

Challenge HTC2: Artificial Intelligence and Brain Tumor Imaging (ICCBS)

Challenge HTC3: Artificial Intelligence and Retinopathy (ICCBS)

Challenge HTC4: Artificial intelligence in pharmacy (UPSI)

Challenge HTC5: Towards Automated Medical Coding with Knowledge Graph and Explainability. (NSTP)

Challenge HTC6: MicroRNA Therapy for RNA viral infections. (NSTP)

Challenge HTC7: Nanosensors for Cancer Detection (Biomedical Applications). (NSTP)

1- Free Section:

Any idea, proof of concept, prototype, MVP, or new product which solve a challenge in water, energy & environment sector or help increase the productivity of available resources.

2- Challenges Section:

Challenge EWE1: Plastic and Micro-plastic Pollution in Pakistan (COMSATS)

Challenge EWE2: E-waste Pollution in Pakistan (COMSATS)

Challenge EWE3: Cleanup of oil-contaminated soils (Khazar Univ.)

Challenge EWE4: Development of small-scale wastewater treatment technologies (Khazar Univ.)

Challenge EWE5: Development of technologies for POPs pesticide destruction (Khazar Univ.)

Challenge EWE6: Role of clay minerals in gas emission of mud volcanoes (Khazar Univ.)

Challenge EWE7: Land use conversions and environment issues (UPSI)

Challenge EWE8: Obtaining clean water after an emergency (UPSI)

Challenge EWE9: Managing water resources in the countries of the Middle East region and its geopolitical effects on the intensity and extent of dust occurrence (SPRI)

Challenge EWE10: Commercialization of weather data (creating a start-up) (SPRI)

Challenge EWE11: Ecological and climatic migrations (SPRI)

Challenge EWE12: Green Chemistry; Applications and new opportunities in agriculture (USERN)

Challenge EWE13: Rehabilitation of Anzali Wetland and Repulsion of Invasive Species (INSTP)

Challenge EWE15: Energy Loss and How to Manage Energy Consumption (SSTP)

Challenge EWE16: Design and implementation of approaches to improve the social impact of knowledge-based activities for national issues and problems. (SEWEI)

Challenge EWE17: Novel technologies for monitoring various industrial process parameters. (SEWEI)

Challenge EWE18: Devising risk-prone private investments for the commercialization of knowledge-based activities and products. (SEWEI)

Challenge EWE19: Utilization of modern information and communication technologies for generation, processing, and dissemination of information through integrated decision support systems. (SEWEI)

Challenge EWE20: Clean technologies to reduce environmental pollution. (SEWEI)

Challenge EWE21: Measurement and monitoring technologies of water, air and soil resources, and energy comsumption. (SEWEI)

Challenge EWE22: Biosynthesis of 3rd Generation Mycofuel;Fuel depletion is the main challenge that that needs to be compensated by Mycofuel
Biosynthesis. (NSTP)

Challenge EWE23: Solar Panel Cleaning Robot;A solar panel cleaning robot that helps in improving the output efficiency by up to 12%, which is to save 150 to 175 units per month for 10kW solar units. (NSTP)

Challenge EWE24: Air quality monitoring and purification system;Accurate indoor air quality monitoring alerts residents and building owners to the level and nature of pollution, enabling corrective action. (NSTP)

Challenge EWE25: AI-powered smart energy monitoring system;An AI-powered smart energy monitoring system which is not limited to energy companies but targets the industrial sector, which requires periodic energy audits and energy management solutions. (NSTP)

Challenge EWE26: Energy, Water, Environment, Industrial & Hospital Refineries. (MSTP)

Challenge EWE30:Energy Loss and How to Manage Energy Consumption. (SSTP)

Challenge EWE31:Power Cut for Industries During Peak Consumption.(SSTP)

Challenge EWE32:Municipal Wastewater Treatment. (SSTP)

Challenge EWE33:Eco-Friendly Cement (WFS)

Challenge EWE34:Renewable Energy for Electrification and Climate Change in India (WFS)

Challenge EWE35: Removal of heavy metals from the country’s industrial waste waters by ceramic absorbents (INN)

Challenge EWE36: Gaseous pollutants elimination from industry exodus using ceramic micro / nanocomposite adsorbents (INN)

Challenge EWE37: Absorption of amino acid from the wastewater of dairy factories using ceramic adsorbents (INN)

Challenge EWE38: Affordable energy from renewable sources (INN)

Challenge EWE39: Drinking water (INN)

Challenge EWE40: Cold chain (INN)

Challenge EWE41: Solution for industrial wastewater reuse in steel industries (INN)

Challenge EWE42: Plastic recycling (INN)

1- Free Section:

Any idea, proof of concept, prototype, MVP, or new product in emerging trends of Electronics & Robotics and etc.

2- Challenges Section:

Challenge E&R1: Keys to attract students to STEM Programs (UPSI)

Challenge E&R2: Wireless power transfer to charge electric cars (USERN)

Challenge E&R3: FMCW Radar for Commercial Applications. (NSTP)

Challenge E&R4: Organic Solar Cells for Powering Microscale Electronics and Sensor Devices. (NSTP)

1- Free Section:

Any idea & proof of concept which solves ICT & Artificial Intelligence, etc; or prototype, MVP, and new product which offers new solutions in the field of transportation technologies & emerging trends.

2- Challenges Section:

Challenge ICT-AL1: Unsupervised machine learning (Khazar Univ.)

Challenge ICT-AL2: Explainable AI (Khazar Univ.)

Challenge ICT-AL3: AI is a multidisciplinary field of research (Khazar Univ.)

Challenge ICT-AL4: Expanding educational justice through technology (MCI)

Challenge ICT-AL5: Keys to Promote Artificial Intelligence (UPSI)

Challenge ICT-AL6: Assistive Educational Technology for Autism (UPSI)

Challenge ICT-AL7: Internet and telecommunication network factors (UPSI)

Challenge ICT-AL8: Online Identity Verification. (NSTP)

Challenge ICT-AL9: Gastrointestinal endoscopic systems. (Isf-BMN)

Challenge ICT-AL10: Tele-ophthalmology. (Isf-BMN)

Challenge ICT-AL11: Wearable respiratory sensors. (Isf-BMN)

Challenge ICT-AL12: Optimizing the amount of FeO in the slag of electric arc furnaces using machine learning algorithms. (Isf-BMN)

Challenge ICT-AL13: Predicting the DRI specifications produced in direct reduction process utilizing Artificial Neural Networks (Isf-BMN)

Challenge ICT-AL14: cognitive games and treatment or diagnosis of disease (MCI)

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Call for KANS 2022

Oct - 2022


Submission Deadline

Dec - 2022



Feb-Mar 2023



May 2023