Go big or go home: Pakistan wins first prize at One Young World summit

Published: October 24, 2014


KARACHI: A Pakistani, Khizr Imran Tajammul, has won the first prize at the fifth One Young World summit in Dublin at the Social Startup Competition, techjuice.pk reported.

At the competition, Tajammul shared his idea to research and manufacture affordable energy solutions for communities with low income. Further, he also wants to utilise the potential of solar energy in Pakistan and make it more accessible.

Tajammul feels that solar water heating has great potential and ‘greenhouse technology’ in Pakistan can prove to be more efficient and affordable as opposed to using evacuation tubes.

Tajammul formed an organisation with his friends by the name of Jaan Pakistan, and the organisation has received $20,000 thus far in prize money and is planning to use the money to design their first product; the solar water heater.

One Young World was founded in 2009 is a UK-based not-for-profit that gathers young individuals from around the world and gives them a platform to showcase their ideas.

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  • Kamran
    Oct 24, 2014 - 6:04PM

    Awesome. Many congrats mashaAllah!


  • zaman
    Oct 24, 2014 - 8:36PM

    If the product can be manufactured in Pakistan by-passing the usual fiddlers and commission agents, then fantastic, a real boon to our non-manufacturing economy.

    We could definitely use a dose of talent and forward vision in our no hope for the future land.

    Jolly good show.


  • ARW
    Oct 24, 2014 - 8:49PM

    That’s a good news. Now it’s time to pray that all our so called leaders don’t come up with some excuses as implementation of such energy solutions will eliminate their commission/cut.


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