Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Robotics

The 2nd Meeting of Expert Panel on Robotics was held on 11th April 2018 at Pakistan Council for Science and Technology. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Shahzad Alam, Chairman, PCST.

4th National Workshop on Organic Food & Health, UoK, December 21, 2017

The Chairman, PCST delivered a keynote lecture titled "Functional Foods for Health and Wellness - Opportunities of Entrepreneurship" during the 4th National Workshop on Organic Food & Health: Avenues of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Karachi. The workshop is part of the series of workshops on the subject being organized by PCST with the initial three been held in Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar.

4th National Workshop on Organic Food & Health, UoK, December 21, 2017

The Chairman, PCST presenting workshop shield to Prof. Dr. Memon Mujeeb-u-ddin Sahrai, Vice Chancellor Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam who was chief Guest during the inaugural session of the 4th National Workshop on Organic Food and Health : Avenues of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Karachi . The workshop was part of the series of workshops on the subject being organized by PCST with the initial three been held in Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar.Please click for further details.

4th International Conference on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, November 7-10, Karachi

Chairman, PCST participated as the Chief Guest during the closing ceremony and delivered a Keynote lecture on "Role of Pakistan Council for Science & Technology in promoting and Recognizing Scientific output" at the conference organized by International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, Karachi.

3rd Invention to Innovation Summit-KP 2017

Chairman, PCST alongwith Syed Zafar Ali Shah, Secretary Higher Education Department KP and Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain, Vice Chancellor, UET, Peshawar inaugurating 3rd Invention to Innovation Summit-KP 2017 at University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar on November 29, 2017.

3rd National Workshop on Organic Food & Health, UET, Peshawar, November 30, 2017

The Chairman, PCST delivered keynote lecture titled "Functional Foods for Health and Wellness - Opportunities of Entrepreneurship" during the 3rd National Workshop on Organic Food & Health: Avenues of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UET Peshawar. The workshop is part of the series of workshops on the subject being organized by PCST with the initial two been held in Islamabad and Lahore.

Pakistan Science Foundation's Popular Science Lectures Series, September 27, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani, Chairman, PCST delivered a lecture on "Health Challenges of Modern Life and Treating with Functional Foods and Lifestyle /Dietary Modification" at Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) on September 27, 2017

Research Productivity Awards Distribution (RPA-2017) Ceremony, UAF, Faisalabad, August 07, 2017

Chairman, PCST participated in Research Productivity Award Distribution Ceremony held at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad on August 07, 2017. Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, Secretary, MoST, as the Chief Guest during the occasion, distributed RPA certificates among the awardees of UAF, Faisalabad.

The Triple Helix Seminar, Islamabad, 26th July 2017

The Chairman PCST delivered a presentation titled "Harnessing Potential of Triple Helix for Rural Development" in the seminar on "The Triple Helix: Relationship between Government, Academia and Industry" organized by the Institute of Rural Development on 26th July 2017 at Islamabad.

Two Day Media Workshop on "Understanding Science", May 25-26, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani participated in the Media Workshop on "Understanding Science" organized by organized by Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and National Press Club (NPC) at Islamabad

Delegation of China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017

A four member delegation of senior scientists from China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017.

Delegation of China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017

A four member delegation of senior scientists from China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017.

Delegation from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China visited PCST, Islamabad

A three member delegation of senior scientists comprising of Dr. Tan Xiangyong , Dr. Zhang Xiaotang, and Mr. Luo Chaoneng from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China, visited PCST on 4th May, 2017. Please click for further details.

Delegation from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China visited PCST, Islamabad

A three member delegation of senior scientists comprising of Dr. Tan Xiangyong , Dr. Zhang Xiaotang, and Mr. Luo Chaoneng from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China, visited PCST on 4th May, 2017. Please click for further details.

Delegation from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China visited PCST, Islamabad

A three member delegation of senior scientists comprising of Dr. Tan Xiangyong , Dr. Zhang Xiaotang, and Mr. Luo Chaoneng from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China, visited PCST on 4th May, 2017. Please click for further details.

"One Health Fellowship Program" organized by National Academy of Sciences, US and Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad, March 30, 2017

The Chairman PCST delivered a Keynote Lecture titled "One Health-Ensuring Healthy Society" at Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad

Call for Proposals:

"INNOVATION IN AQUACULTURE", TECHNOLOGY FOR THE NATIONAL PRODUCTION OF SATELLITES" AND TECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO PREDICTS DISASTER


Deadlines: March 21 and April 03, 2017

The Permanent Delegation of Argentina to UNESCO shared 3 call for proposals from their Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MinCyT) addressed to public institutions devoted to research, development and innovation and/or private institutions producing goods and/or services, linked by a public-private associative consortia regime.

The Sectorial Arentinean Fund (FONARSEC) will finance upto 80% of the cost of the projects under the modality of Non-Refundable Contribution, while the remaining 20% will be provided by the counterpart. the description of the three projects is as under

INNOVATION IN AQUACULTURE

Surveys conducted by the food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) show that in 2014 aquaculture accounts for more than 50% of total world fish supply. The demand arising from this sector grows at an approximate rate of 10% per year, but the supply only grows at 7%.

In 2015, the production reached 101 million tons. Unlike catch fisheries, it has practically not increased since 1985. According to FAO reports, Argentina has the largest extension of sea suitable for aquaculture production purposes in Multi-trophic Integrated Aquaculture farms; in turn, it highlights the potential of our country for Aquaculture production.

The project Innovation in Aquaculture focuses on the design, development and installation of an Integrated Multi-trophic Marine Farm; in other words, the cultivation several species in sea.

This initiative seeks to offer solutions for the production of animal protein in a sustainable way, by means of R&D*I. In this farm, steelheads, Macrcystis algae and blue mussels or other similar species will be grown, while working the study, repopulation and possible fattening of groundfish. This project will have a great benefit to the sector, as it will be the first project of its kind in South America and one of the few in the world; being unique in considering the study and value addition of native benthic species and development of the value chain.

The selection of the Puerto Almanza, Tierra del Fuego zone, is base on:

  • Proximity to the airport and port as distribution points for the products for export or domestic market.
  • Unique place with remarkable conditions not only for capturing blue mussel seeds but also for fattening and growth.
  • Proximity to a high quality freshwater source in communication with the sea coast.
  • Space with optimal tide and harbor conditions for marine production.

Argentina has marine resources, marketing and production capabilities to develop responsible and worldwide production. We are confident that the path of food production must be guided by sustainability and based on genuine resources and capabilities. the call is open until 21 March 2017, to know more visit this page: http://www.agencia.mincyt.gob.ar/frontend/agencia/convocatoria/388.

TECHNOLOGY FOR THE NATIONAL PRODUCTION SATELLITES

Argentina, like the world’s leading countries with advanced spatial planning, should be able to build and launch its own satellites. The path to mastering this technology pushes the limits of the scientific, technical and industrial fields to attain high levels of excellence that have a positive impact on other sectors. Given the characteristics of the space sector in terms of high technological risk and high associated investment the public sector should promote actions to facilitate greater involvement of the private sector, thus promoting not only the creation of a balanced development ecosystem but also knowledge generation.

The results of the application of new technologies in countries that develop spatial activities, have promoted high added value developments in their production chain. Argentina ranks among the countries that face the challenge of positioning themselves as spatial countries, while aiming at the growth and creation of new companies.

In this line, the national committee of space Activities (CONAE) is implementing the National Spatial Plan, targeting the development of technology related to space activities, which is essential to enable the access to information and technological advance to increase the productivity and competitiveness of social, economic and productive sectors of the country, promote the development of national industry, and expand its scope of participation at the international level.

The strategic project Technology for national production of satellites aims at supporting the National Spatial Plan, by promoting the growth SMEs specialized in the sector and generating new scientific, technological and industrial knowledge. The initiative seeks to improve capacity building for the development of national parts of satellites through:

  1. The promotion of specific scientific knowledge of the satellite sector.
  2. The development of experimental prototypes that serve as the basis of knowledge for the subsequent final production in the satellite sector:
  • Gimbal
  • CPU Module for on-board computer
  • Input/output module for on-board computer
  • Pyro-mechanical detonators and actuators
  • Batteries

This intervention has high strategic and logistic value, since the substitution of imports and independence from market timing for procurement purposes, will cause a spillover effect in other industrial and productive areas by enhancing the diversification of each development. The call is open until April 3rd, 2017, to know more visit the following page: http://www.agencia.mincyt.gob.ar/frontend/agencia/convocatoria/387.

TECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO PREDICTS DISASTERS

According to the Office of Disaster Risk Reduction of the UN, in the last 20 years, 90% of global disasters were caused by floods, storms, heat waves and other climate-related events. Argentina is no exception: since 1950 to date the 10 natural disasters which had a violent impact on the country are mostly related to climate disasters. Storms in Argentina have serious social and economic impacts both in agricultural regions and in urban and suburban areas. Floods, hail, electrical activity, bursts and tornados are common phenomena in the Argentine territory. Advancing from the alert after observing a phenomenon in the radar to the alert after a prediction based on the storm scale, requires three fundamental pillars, which must be built on cutting-edge technological infrastructure:

  • Adequate observational information.
  • Quality numerical forecasts.
  • Mathematical tools that facilitate the assimilation of the observations in numerical models and probabilistic forecasts.

Improving response time allows mobilizing a greater number of resources to the possible affected areas, and therefore has a smaller impact on the population. This project intends to continue developing a tool that may be used to generate short-term numerical forecasts of the evolution of deep convection in the atmosphere. This call has the following aims:

  • To develop a technological platform that facilitates supplying forecast services by means of high resolution arrays (5 km or more) throughout Argentina (basic infrastructure and numerical modeling system).
  • Incorporate technologies applied to communication and visualization of meteorological data, forecasts and real time and operative alerts (alert and communication platforms and systems).
  • Develop capacities related to forecast systems by means of high-resolution arrays (training and research strategies).
  • Greater precision in the forecasting of severe weather events and early warning of these phenomena issued to the productive and/ or social sectors is essential for decision making in order to promote production and minimize associated losses.

The call is open until 21 March 2017, to know more visit this page: http://www.agencia.mincyt.gob.ar/frontend/agencia/convocatoria/388.

 


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Tender Notice No. 02/2018

Pakistan Council for Science and Technology) invites sealed tenders from the authorized distributers/suppliers/Firms registered with GST/Income Tax Departments and are on Active Tax List (ATL) for supply of two Laptops, five Branded Computers, one color Printer and four black and white Printers. Please click for tender notice & documents.

Dr. Shahzad Alam has assumed the charge of Chairman PCST on February 01, 2018

Prof. Anwar Gilani concluded his 3 years tenure as Chairman, PCST

Prof. Anwar Gilani (ex Chairman, PCST) concluded his 3 years contract on Jan 12, 2018 and resumed charge at his parent University, where he is accessible on the following address;

Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani S.I.
Professor of Pharmacology
Dept. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Aga Khan University Medical College,
Karachi
Tel. +21-3486 4571
Fax: +21- 3493 4294
ermail: anwar.gilani@aku.edu

SCO Member States Youth Innovation & Entrepreneurship Contest - 2018

Ministry of Science and Technology of China and Chinese Scientific & Technological Entreprises is organizing a SCO Member States Youth Innovation & Entrepreneurship Contest which will be held in 2018. Please click for further details

Talented Young Scientist Program (TYSP), Government of People's Republic of China

TYSP aims to support talented young scientists, scholars and researchers from Afro-Asian countries including Pakistan under the age of 45, to work in Chinese research institutes or enterprises. Click for further details.

President's Programme for Care of Highly Qualified Overseas Pakistanis

The aim of the programme is to utilize services of expatriate Pakistani professionals in various field of specialization. Please click for further details.

STI Voice Newsletter

Science, Technology, Innovation,STI Voice, Volume 2, Numbers 3 and 4, 2016 is now available for our readers. Click th link for further details and to download Newsletter.

Establishment of Pensioner's Cell at PCST

PCST has established Pensioner's Cell under the supervision of Dr. Muhammad Aslam Tahir, CRO (PCST) for dealing with issues of pension. Click here for further details.

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