ISLAMABAD: The NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science held an official launch ceremony of a project called Cykiq by students Anas Shehzad and Hamza Afridi from NUST-SEECS and Ammara Tariq and Sanam Khan from NUST SADA. Cykiq is modeled after cycle sharing companies that are commonly found in European and North American cities. This start-up is rooted heavily in its technologically savvy approach to the problem of covering short distances within campus. There are cycle renting/parking stations strategically placed across the campus. These stations allow users to unlock a cycle by swiping a “Cycard” allotted to them and park at the nearest station after reaching the destination. The chief guest of the ceremony was pro rector, research, innovation and commercialisation, Rear Admiral Dr Nassar Ikram SI(M). He congratulated the school and students for this idea that would benefit the entire NUST community. He also advised students that they should consider this a benchmark and continue to strive for better.