The Catalyst GIK Incubator

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To create an atmosphere for nurturing ideas into commercialized products, GIK Institute in partnership with the Directorate General of Science and Technology (DoST) Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has set up a state-of-the-art Incubation facility called the Catalyst. The facility allows budding entrepreneurs access to the latest technology equipment, machinery and research know-how necessary to facilitate product design and commercialization. Top teams are selected from business plan competitions held regularly throughout the year.

The Catalyst GIK Incubator is a technology incubator and the only residential Incubator in Pakistan, where start-ups live on the campus free of cost and spend most of their time building the next big thing. Funded and supported by Directorate of Science and Technology,  Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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  • Platform for entrepreneurs to develop technology businesses
  • Resources given to produce a near-commercial ready prototype
  • Focus on physical products and algorithmically intensive ideas


  • Resources
    • Rs 25,000 stipend  for each Co-Founder
    • Upto 3 Co-Founders allowed in each team
    • State of art Office Space / Conference Rooms
    • Computers/ High Speed Internet / All Utilities paid
    • Free Accommodation and access to University facilities.
  • Prototype Development
    • World class faculty / Pool of Students for Research help
    • Use of Labs for all production and testing needs
  • Professional Guidance and Investment Centre
    • Seasoned entrepreneurs and executives
    • Trainings
    • Investor / GIK Alumni Contacts
  • In return
    • Company favored agreement:
    • 0% equity – You make all the decisions!
    • Minor stake in profit sharing (time limited for your benefit)
    • Minor share in IP and copyrights to align University involvement with Co-Founders
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