AI Ideas Cup- 2020 offers a platform to like-minded cyberpreneurs to share ideas on how they can play a better role in securing the cyber security landscape. This presents a great opportunity for students, academicians, and practitioners to exercise their creativity in helping solve some of the local/industry cyber security issues faced today.


– Registrations for the competition are OPEN NOW
– Deadline to submit abstracts for AI Ideas Cup-2020 is  (29th DECEMBER,2020)
– Deadline to submit Detailed Ideas Description/Concept Note is 29th DECEMBER, 2020
– Final stage pitch of the ideas in person to the jury members is (To be Announced Later)

Competition Details

NCAI invite start-ups, SMEs, ambitious students and young professionals from all over Pakistan to participate in solving cyber-security cases, as individuals or in teams.
Interested participants are required to submit the best projects in cybersecurity domains addressing the present-day cybersecurity issues/problems.
Participants are required to submit a brief description of their projects followed by a detailed version, which will be reviewed by the jury before moving on to the final round on 3rd day of ICCWS 2020. The jury will look for innovation, relevance to industry/local problems, ability to execute and profitability prospects of the submitted ideas.

Submission and contest details

Participants can compete either as part of a team or as an individual or both. To register for the competition, participants will go through four stages of submissions.
Stage 1 – Participants will register online and submit their brief idea description in 500 words:
Deadline: 15th Feb, 2020
Stage 2 – Participants will then submit a detailed idea description (available in downloads) along with three minutes video (demo) uploaded on YouTube explaining the project prototype/working model of product.
Deadline: 29th Feb, 2020
The detailed description will be then reviewed and shortlisted participants will be invited to the finals.
Stage 3 – The shortlisted participants will be informed by 15th March (soon) and they will be appearing in the final stage to pitch the proposal in person to the jury members comprising of security experts from NCCS and external organizations.
The final stage will be announced shortly.

Incentive and Awards

Finalist of competition can look forward to an attractive cash prize, may get an opportunity to incubate, and a chance to secure seed fund from venture capitalists.

Submit Concept Note

Submit Your Concept Note Here
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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Below you will find some commonly asked questions and answers to help you with Cyber Security Ideas Cup-2020. If you can’t find the answer here, please contact us.

I saw that the Cyber Security Ideas Cup-2020 Final Round is an in-person event. Where is the Championship Round held?
The final round will be held at NCCS Secretariat, Sector E-9, Air University, Islamabad, Pakistan. Candidates are responsible for travel and accommodation for their personnel to attend if they qualify.

I heard about the Cyber Security Ideas Cup too late to register. Will there be a competition in 2021?
Yes. Cyber Security Ideas Cup will continue to evolve in future years based upon lessons learned during and after the 2020 competition.

My firm wants to enter two teams in Round 1. Is that possible?
Yes. Any firm working in the domain of cyber security can enter more than one team in the competition.

One of my team members dropped out after Round 1. Can I replace them with someone else for Round 2?
No. Once a team is locked in place, members can’t be added.

When does registration for the competition start?
Registrations for Cyber Security Ideas Cup-2020 are open now

I am eligible to participate in the Cyber Security Ideas Cup-2020, but I don’t have a team. Can I participate as an individual?
Yes. See Competition Details above. Participants can compete either as part of a team or as an individual or both.

Can I participate on more than one team at a time?
No. You can only be a team member on one team.


About us

The AI Ideas Cup (AIIc’2020), to be held on 5th, 6th, & 7th April 2021 by National Center of Artificial Intelligence (NCAI) at the premises of National University of Sciences and Technologies in Islamabad is a 3 day conference bringing together an international community of practitioners and researchers to meet and share cutting-edge development in the field.
The conference will cover innovation and scientific research in the area of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Leaning, Data Fusion, Data Mining and Information Retrieval, Decision Support Systems, Artificial Neural Networks, Deep Learning and Big Data Analytics, Deep Learning and Cybersecurity, Robotics, Autonomous Systems, Assistive Robotics, Intelligent Systems, Biologically inspired neural networks, Data Sciences and Industry 4.0 etc with a focus on the emerging needs of Pakistan in the rapidly developing science and technology frontier.

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