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KANS 2022: Introduction

KANS scientific competition in its second 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 in October 2022.

About MSTF:

Laying emphasis on the development of science and technology in the Islamic World by adopting a nonprofit approach and maintaining full independence in achieving its goals, revering the Holy Prophet (pbuh) and following Islamic teachings, the Mustafa(pbuh) Science and Technology Foundation (MSTF) has started its activities within a framework honoring the scientists of the Islamic world and appreciating their efforts.

Awards & Benefits:

A) Top six winners will receive:
– KANS Medal and a plaque of appreciation
– 30-gram Gold Insignia
– Sabbatical worth $2000
– Special privileges for benefiting from MSTF networking platforms: STEP & EISA.
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.

Competition Fields and Challenges:


1- Free Section:

Any theory, idea, or solution which solves major challenges in economy, banking & finance; including resource distribution, poverty eradication, wealth inequality, new methods of financing, Islamic banking and finance, etc.

2- Challenges Section:

Challenge ECO1: Contract and Money Transfer Based on Blockchain Technology (INSTP)

Challenge ECO2: Iran Natural Gas Subsidy Reform Model (RISTIP)

Challenge ECO3: Private Sector Participation in Financing the Knowledge-Based Economy (RISTIP)

Challenge ECO4: Livelihood for the Poor who are Unable to Work (RISTIP)

Challenge ECO5: Brain Drain and Human Capital Migration Governance in Islamic Countries (RISTIP)

Challenge ECO6: Energy Carrier Subsidies (RISTIP)

Challenge ECO7: Fighting Corruption (RISTIP)

Challenge ECO8: Stabilization and Reduction of Inflation (RISTIP)

Challenge ECO9: Non-Inflationary Poverty Reduction (RISTIP)

Challenge ECO10: Documentation of Economy (NSTP)

Challenge ECO11: Transparency in Monetary Transactions (NSTP)

Challenge ECO12: Job Opportunities Created by the COVID-19 Pandemic (USERN)

Challenge ECO13: Barriers of Digital Banking (Resalat Q.H. Bank)

Challenge ECO14: Digital Economy and Small Scale Businesses in Pakistan. (UCP)

 

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: Desulfurization of «Group I Base Oils» in a Different Way From Hydrogenation Methods (PARS OIL)

Challenge EWE2: Plastic and Micro-plastic Pollution in Pakistan (COMSATS)

Challenge EWE3: E-waste Pollution in Pakistan (COMSATS)

Challenge EWE4: Rehabilitation of Anzali Wetland and Repulsion of Invasive Species (INSTP)

Challenge EWE5: Recycling and Burying Waste in Saravan Site and Eliminating Unpleasant Odors (INSTP)

Challenge EWE6: PV Panel Temperature Mitigation (SQU)

Challenge EWE7: Dust Impact on PV Panel (SQU)

Challenge EWE8: Hybrid Micro-Systems for Rural Areas (SQU)

Challenge EWE9: Water Crisis, Crisis Communication, and Risk Communication (UCCST)

Challenge EWE10: The Issue of Water and Intercultural Relations (UCCST)

Challenge EWE11: Governance, Organizational and Institutional Relations on the Water Issues (UCCST)

Challenge EWE12: Low Crop Yields Due to Salination Issues (NSTP)

Challenge EWE13: Renewable Energy Solutions (NSTP)

Challenge EWE14: Low Agricultural Yields (NSTP)

Challenge EWE15: Eco-Friendly Cement (WSF)

Challenge EWE16: The Dust Problem in Iran (USERN)

Challenge EWE17: Unavailability of Clean Drinking Water (NSTP)

Challenge EWE18: High Consumption of Non-degradable Chemical Fertilizers and Pesticides in Pakistan (UCP)

Challenge EWE19: Sustainable water supply for drinking and agriculture (sstp)

1- Free Section:

Any idea, proof of concept, prototype, MVP, or new product in emerging trends of ICT; such as AI, IOT, AR, VR, Big Data, Block Chain, etc.

2- Challenges Section:

Challenge ICT1: The Implementation of Digital Technologies and Innovations in Addressing Global Warming (Irancell)

Challenge ICT2: Internet Coverage & Quality (NSTP)

Challenge ICT3: Cyber Security (NSTP)

Challenge ICT4: Ethical Issues Related to AI (USERN)

Challenge ICT5: Pakistan’s digital industry dependence on foreign suppliers (COMSTECH)

Challenge ICT6: Governance in Pakistan using digital solutions (COMSTECH)

Challenge ICT7: Big data and data mining in IOT (sstp)

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: Desulfurization of «Group I Base Oils» in a Different Way From Hydrogenation Methods (PARS OIL)

Challenge EWE2: Plastic and Micro-plastic Pollution in Pakistan (COMSATS)

Challenge EWE3: E-waste Pollution in Pakistan (COMSATS)

Challenge EWE4: Rehabilitation of Anzali Wetland and Repulsion of Invasive Species (INSTP)

Challenge EWE5: Recycling and Burying Waste in Saravan Site and Eliminating Unpleasant Odors (INSTP)

Challenge EWE6: PV Panel Temperature Mitigation (SQU)

Challenge EWE7: Dust Impact on PV Panel (SQU)

Challenge EWE8: Hybrid Micro-Systems for Rural Areas (SQU)

Challenge EWE9: Water Crisis, Crisis Communication, and Risk Communication (UCCST)

Challenge EWE10: The Issue of Water and Intercultural Relations (UCCST)

Challenge EWE11: Governance, Organizational and Institutional Relations on the Water Issues (UCCST)

Challenge EWE12: Low Crop Yields Due to Salination Issues (NSTP)

Challenge EWE13: Renewable Energy Solutions (NSTP)

Challenge EWE14: Low Agricultural Yields (NSTP)

Challenge EWE15: Eco-Friendly Cement (WSF)

Challenge EWE16: The Dust Problem in Iran (USERN)

Challenge EWE17: Unavailability of Clean Drinking Water (NSTP)

Challenge EWE18: High Consumption of Non-degradable Chemical Fertilizers and Pesticides in Pakistan (UCP)

Challenge EWE19: Sustainable water supply for drinking and agriculture (sstp)

1- Free Section:

Any idea & proof of concept which solves transportation challenges such as sustainability, integrated management, transit-oriented development, high-frequency transit networks, etc; or prototype, MVP, and new product which offers new solutions in the field of transportation technologies & emerging trends.

2- Challenges Section:

Challenge TRS1: High Traffic (NSTP)

Challenge TRS2: Road Safety Concerns (NSTP)

Challenge TRS3: Tourism Sector Mobility Issues (NSTP)

Challenge TRS4: Infrastructural Shortcomings in Pakistan’s Transportation System (COMSTECH)

1- Free Section:

Any idea & proof of concept which solves transportation challenges such as sustainability, integrated management, transit-oriented development, high-frequency transit networks, etc; or prototype, MVP, and new product which offers new solutions in the field of transportation technologies & emerging trends.

2- Challenges Section:

Challenge TRS1: High Traffic (NSTP)

Challenge TRS2: Road Safety Concerns (NSTP)

Challenge TRS3: Tourism Sector Mobility Issues (NSTP)

Challenge TRS4: Infrastructural Shortcomings in Pakistan’s Transportation System (COMSTECH)

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COMPETITION PROCESS:

1

Call for KANS 2022

Aug 23th - 2022

2

Submission Deadline

Oct 22th - 2022

3

Screening

Jan 2023

4

Judgement

May 2023

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