​​​Critical Creative Innovative Thinking

Vision: The CCIT Forum strives to improve human lives through innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship.

Mission: The CCIT Forum shall be a unique innovation & incubation hub aspiring to promote a better future using the 21st-century skills of critical, creative, innovative, intra/entrepreneurial thinking, and tools of design principles steeped in empathy.​​

The Critical Creative Innovative Thinking, CCIT, forum originated at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, in December 2013, as a modest attempt to bring change in thinking patterns within AKU.  Since 2016, CCIT has adopted student-centric frameworks for channeling innovation through creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. Some of these frameworks include Hackathons, Ignites, Innovation Skills Assessment, Narrative Medicine, Ideation, and Incubation. In January 2020, CCIT launched a unique Innovation Fellowship, for training young professionals in the specs of creative innovation for healthcare and biomedicine in low resource settings.

In essence, the CCIT forum is a platform for pre-ideation, ideation (informal and formal; latter through design thinking strategies) and early-stage incubation – both from the teaching/learning perspective as well as basic entrepreneurship skills (i.e. early company formation).

If you have​ a great healthcare or another idea or want to collaborate or ideate with some smart folks, or simply want to observe: come on over! Reach out to us at ccit@aku.edu to start a conversation, schedule a visit, and check out what we are up to.