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!​​​​


Year Round-​up


Rep​o​rt 2021 



Rep​​o​rt 2022 




In the Turkish dictionary, Hikâye roughly translates to a short story or a narrative describing real or designed events. This platform aims to share tales showcasing peoples' ideas and beliefs. However, Hikaye does not limit itself to stories only! If you are interested in submitting your work, please email us at:​.


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 andinnovation are as attractive to engineersas they are to studentsof healthcare or humanities.​

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




Projects Incubated




In Student Awards



Medjack is about clever ways of hacking healthcare or other problems to create sustainable solutions.
A unique experience of founding and sustaining a healthcare-relate​d innovatio​n and incubation hub in Pakistan.​.

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