Telenor Group’s annual Digital Winners competition has been won by Micropower Labs of Telenor Pakistan’s Velocity’s Pakistan. Focusing on hardware development, with fastest charging5000mAH power bank of world itself charges in just 15 minutes. To explore market expansion to some of Telenor Group’s other markets in Asia Micropower Labs have received 100,000 Norwegian Kroners.
Abdullah Soomro, Founder, and CEO of Micropower Labs said, “There were some great pitches and tough competition from around Telenor’s Asian markets, but it’s great to be the winner. We are want to explore every opportunity with Telenor as a future partner.”
Local start-ups have been connected with international players in Asia’s technology and innovation ecosystems under Telenor Group’s Digital Winners programme, including investors, fellow start-ups, and corporate partners. The program is designed for regional expansion and new market launches, together with team capacity building and business in specific markets. Telenor Velocity sent its 2 start-ups to Digital Winners Asia in Singapore that is Micropower Labs and Artsy.
Vegard Aas, Telenor Group’s Head of Innovation, said, “At Telenor Group, we look for the best ideas for innovative digital products and services, besides talents to grow and encourage. Micropower Labs of Telenor Pakistan’s Velocity program was chosen because it is market-ready product and get into stores and influence circulation power.”
“I extend my warm congratulations to Micropower Labs team on victory at DWA,” said Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO Telenor Pakistan. “Pakistan has a remarkable talent to shine on a global platform if given the chance. It is evidence of the excellence of Telenor Velocity that empowered a successful scale up to market and international investment. I wish Micropower Labs the best of luck for their future activities.”
Micropower Labs have planned for a Flashpack Pro 12000mAH for larger devices and develop power packs for the entire spectrum of devices from smartphones to PCs. “CityOS” is also under development that is a new kiosk-centered creativity to help people with both power and city-related mobility services. It collects environmental data from users and employs blockchain technology for future sources of income.
Soomro added, “A lot of exciting prototypes in development.” Solar-powered wearable cooling device is one of those. Micropower Labs has brought products closer to people by integrating human-centered designs into product development cycles, while not ignoring acute social needs that their technology and hardware systems can solve.
Digital Winners was hosted this year for the first time at Telenor Group’s new Singapore hub.