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From cutting-edge technology to high-precision tools, NICL offers everything an entrepreneur needs to create, invent and transform. Explore the spaces where man meets machine to create new possibilities and push the boundaries of innovation.

What You Get

Rapidly prototype parts and products using state-of-the-art equipment,
get help from specialised technicians to bring your solutions to life

Free access for cohort members

Affordable rates for non-NICL users

Design and test software solutions using cutting-edge tech and become part of an innovator community

Innovation Labs

Explore Pakistan’s leading multifunctional prototyping facility. 


  • 4+1 Axis CNC machining center with FANUC controller
  • CNC turning center with FANUC controller
  • CNC Wood Router
  • Co2 Laser Cutting Machine.
  • Multi layer PCB Manufacturing setup with the capability of PTH also called Plated Through Hole.
  • 3D printing on DLP,MSLA and FDM technologies in multiple resolution and sizes.
  • 3D Scanning Facility.
  • New product development & Reverse Engineering services.
  • All basic and advanced wood working and much more
  • Industry-grade metal and wood power tools.
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Harness the potential of immersive technologies for future-ready solutions

Fostering idea generation

Entrepreneurship 101 is a one-month asynchronous program supplemented by one in-person session with LUMS faculty each week. The purpose of the course is to take participants from idea generation to the development of a viable business plan. During the program you will get the opportunity to work within teams to work on startup idea from scratch.


  • Learn how to create and develop viable business ideas from scratch

  • Acquire the skills and mindset for entrepreneurship

  • Access to material and evaluation by Saarland University and LUMS faculty

  • Receive a combined certificate from the University of Saarland and LUMS upon successful completion


Designed by Stanford Graduate School
Seed Spark 2023
The Seed Spark program is developed by Stanford Seed and is led by Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty and seasoned entrepreneurs. The 5-month entrepreneurship program provides startup founders from across South Asia the skills they need to build their business strategy, time-tested toolkits for startup success, and the opportunity to grow their network.
Live online expert sessions are combined with video lectures, one-on-one mentorship opportunities, and peer support groups for a comprehensive learning experience. The program culminates with a pitch competition with a cash prize and participants get the opportunity to present a three-minute pitch about their business.


By participating in the program, you will:

  • Experience a world-class curriculum & the innovative thinking that has shaped some of the most successful companies in Silicon Valley.

  • Get actionable insights and learn practical business tools.

  • Gain fundamental business skills through mentorship support from experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders.

  • Get the opportunity to build cross country connections and gain support from your peers from across the South Asian region

  • Participate online from the convenience of home or office with a schedule designed for busy entrepreneurs.

If you are a revenue generating registered startup, you are eligible to enroll in the Seed Spark Program.

Program Fee: $150

Deadline: 31 May, 2023


Living Indus


The Living Indus - Green Start-Up Youth Champions Award

The Living Indus Startup Grant is a grant opportunity for young Pakistani startups working towards developing environmental protection and climate mitigation solutions. It is part of the United Nations' Living Indus Initiative, which aims to build awareness and create targeted investment in actionable solutions to Pakistan's sustainable development problems, particularly with respect to the triple planetary crisis: climate action, environmental degradation/pollution, and loss of biodiversity.

The grant offers the winner a total of USD $2000 and a guaranteed seat in the incubation program of the nearest National Incubation Center. The initiative aims to engage the youth (16-32 years of age) of Pakistan to apply their creativity in solving some of the most pressing problems for the future of the country.


Download the call-for-application document

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