Critical Creative Innovative Thinking

Vision: The Critical Creative Innovative Thinking (CCIT) Forum strives to improve human lives through innovation, creativity, 
and entrepreneurship.

Mission: As a unique innovation and incubation hub the CCIT Forum​​ is promoting a better future using 21st-century skills
of critical, creative, innovative, intra/entrepreneurial thinking, and tools of design principles steeped in empathy.​

Values: Safe space | Multidisciplinary | Sector agnostic | Empathy | Collaborative

We originated at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, in December 2013, to create and nurture a culture of innovation
through creativity, critical thinking, and entrepreneurship. From a student-centric society, CCIT has evolved into a sector-agnostic
hub for pre-ideation, ideation, and early-stage incubation, engaging organizations and individuals from across the country for innovation in healthcare and beyond.

In January 2020, we launched a unique Innovation Fellowship to train young professionals in the specs of creative innovation
and entrepreneurship for healthcare and biomedicine in low resource settings.

The experience of founding a healthcare innovation/incubation hub has been summarized in our book, “MEDJACK: the
extraordinary journey of an ordinary hack", also AKU's first-ever digital book. 

If you have a creative or innovative idea or want to collaborat​e with us, or you simply want to see what w​e do, reach out to us at to start a convers​ation or​ ​schedule a visit!​​​​

 Med-Ed Hackathon

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Year Round-​up


Report 2020




Report 2021 




Do you believe that entrepreneurship through startups can have a positive influence on healthcare students and professionals? 

Innovation and entrepreneurship activities create important opportunities for learning.  These accelerate learning, and effectively create bridges from the classroom to the wider world.  Further, I have observed that entrepreneurship and innovation are as attractive to engineers as they are to students of healthcare or humanities.​

Dr. Carl Amrhein | Provost and Vice President, Academic, Aga Khan University​



Projects Incubated




In Student Awards


What are some enablers of health innovation/incubation based on personal experience? 

Support of female founded incubators and accelerators helped us gain skills and funding to operate in the female healthtech market while considering the needs of our users. Public health partnerships enabled us to strengthen our solution, learn from past innovations, and increase our market reach.

Dr. Sara Khurram | Co-founder and CEO, Sehat Kahani