Ignite Sponsored COMPPEC 2013 was held by College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, NUST.  The event comprised of  an exhibition and competition of projects, in which students of colleges/universities from all over Pakistan showcased their innovative projects for professionals from academia and industry. Secretary Defense Lt. General (R) Asif Yasin Malik was the chief guest. The chief guest along with the Major General Obaid Bin Zakria Commandant College of EME launded the support of Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund) to make the event successful especially providing the opportunity to the students from Balochistan and AJ&K to participate in the event for the first time.
Sessions by the IT industry giants; Microsoft and IBM were also held for the participants. IBM announced its collaboration with the College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, NUST in launching a new IBM focused undergraduate degree program.