Asad raza

TAIPEI: Neurostic, a startup incubated by the LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship bags a gold award at Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA), an international competition featuring participants from 17 countries across the Asia Pacific.

Neurostic has won the gold award at the prestigious APICTA Award held in Taiwan. It is a ‘Clinical Decision Support System for Diagnosis of Movement Disorders’ led by Muhammad Asad Raza and is incubated by the LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship.

Muhammad Asad Raza, CEO Neurostic shared his experiences of what moved him into researching and creating the diagnostic tool “While doing research on Parkinson’s disease I came across a patient who was not able to sell his property because his signature had changed because of tremor in his hand due to Parkinson’s disease, that day I decided I will create something that helps these patients live their everyday life comfortably”

As many as 28 teams from Pakistan participated in the event that took place in Taiwan capital, said a statement issued by the The Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA). Pakistan finished 4th in the overall awards count, ahead of economic powerhouses Australia, Thailand, Singapore, Japan and China.

Pakistani participants received accolades from foreign judges who said even the youngest of teams had shown the caliber of work being done by the Pakistan tech sector.

As part of its efforts to bring innovation by Pakistani IT companies to the forefront,P@SHA said it took a delegation of 41 people to Taipei for the 16th annual APICTA Awards, a four day event that is deemed as the Oscars night for the Asia Pacific ICT. 

As many as 28 teams from Pakistan competed against 236 from 17 economies across the Asia Pacific and were judged by over 60 seasoned professionals.

The regional Awards ceremony invites applications from 17 economies, including Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, China, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Nepal and Pakistan.

The judging was done by industry veterans, tech professionals and renowned thought leaders and VCs from all across the Asia Pacific region, said the statement.