Fifth International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering (ICASE 2017)

Call for papers for ICASE - 2017 being organized by Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad from November 16-16, 2017. Please click for further details.

Consultative Workshop on Policies for Research Commercialization held at Quetta, 5th May 2016.

Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani with the Chief Guest Governor Baluchistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai. Prof. Gilani was Guest of Honor on the occasion and delivered his key note lecture on Functional Foods for Health and Wellness Avenues of Entrepreneurship.

Event on Past, Present and Future of Science: Making Pakistan Science Conscious held at Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad, February 17, 2016.

Prof. Anwar ul Hassan Gilani alongwith Dr. A.Q. Khan and other distinguished guests and participants during the event.

DICE Energy-2015 at NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi from 22nd - 23rd December, 2015.

The Chairman PCST was the Guest of Honour with Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman (UNESCO Laureate and former Chairman, HEC) & Mr. Ubaid ur Rehman (Chair DICE Energy, USA) at the inaugural session. This event was jointly organized by PCST, NED Uni. Engg. & Tech (Karachi) and DICE (USA).

DICE Automotive 2015 at National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad from 26th 27th November, 2015.

Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, the Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reforms was the Chief Guest whereas, the Chairman PCST attended event as the Guest of Honour at the closing session. This event was jointly organized by PCST, NUST and DICE (USA).

DICE 2015 Mega Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad from 24th 25th November, 2015.

Malik M. Rafiq Rajwana, the Governor Punjab was the Chief Guest at the inaugural session whereas, the Chairman PCST attended this event as the Guest of Honour. The Chairman PCST also delivered keynote lecture on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Universities and R&D Organizations.

11th Convocation Program of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University at Jinnah Convention Center, Islamabad on 19th November, 2015.

Mr. Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman, the Federal Minister of State for Education was the Chief Guest whereas, the Chairman PCST attended the Convocation as Guest of Honour. He focused on Strong relation of education standards with scientific output during his address.

17th Convocation Ceremony of Pakistan Academy of Medical Sciences (PAMS) at University of Health Sciences, Lahore on 13th November, 2015.

The Chairman PCST, being Scientific Secretary & fellow of the PAMS participated in the ceremony. The Chief Guest introduced the Chairman to the Governor of the Punjab.

Pakistan National Cleantech Innovation Competition Award distribution ceremony at Islamabad on 14th October, 2015.

Mr. Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi, the Federal Minister for Industries and Production was the Chief Guest whereas, the Chairman PCST attended the ceremony as Guest of Honour.

Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony at Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad on 06th October, 2015.

The Chairman PCST attended the ceremony as the Chief Guest and he distributed the prizes to winners (quiz, running etc competition).

National Workshop on Textile Industry: Challenges and Opportunities towards Value Addition at National Textile University Faisalabad on 05th October, 2015.

Rana Tanveer Hussain, the Federal Minister for S&T was the Chief Guest whereas, the Chairman PCST was the Guest of Honor at inaugural session. This workshop was organized by PCST in collaboration with National Textile University (NTU), Faisalabad with objective to highlight the challenges faced by textile industry and to explore the potential opportunities available.

National Conference on Building Knowledge-based Economy in Pakistan: Learning from Best Practices at Serena Hotel Islamabad from 09th 10th September, 2015.

Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, the Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reforms whereas, the Chairman PCST attended conference as the Guest of Honour at closing session. The theme of this conference was to suggest plausible recommendations to the Government to facilitate transformation of Pakistan's economy into a Knowledge-based-Economy (KBE). Renowned economists, technical experts and policy professionals of Pakistan participated in the conference.

ACSE 2015 Annual Meeting Trends in Academic and Scholarly Publishing in Asia at Dubai (UAE) from 13th 14th August, 2015.

The 2nd Annual Meeting was attended by the Chairman PCST/Editor-in-Chief Journal of Science, Technology and Development.

1st Regional Workshop on Harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) on 06th August, 2015.

Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani, S.I. the Chairman PCST, represented the country at Asian Pacific Center for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) at Bangkok, Thailand and delivered a lecture on Contribution of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), Three Dimensions of Sustainable Development

Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, the Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology visited Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST)

Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, the Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology visited Pakistan Council for Science and Technology on 28th July 2015 and chaired a meeting in the Committee Room of PCST. Chairman PCST gave a detailed presentation on the mandate and activities of PCST.

One-day Consultative Workshops on Policies for Creating Enabling Environment for Encouraging Problem Solving Research

The Workshop held on 11th June 2015 in Islamabad at Pakistan Academy of Sciences.

NORI PAEC First Symposium Nanotheranostics 2015: A New Era of Nanotechnology

Chairman PCST, Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani Participated as a Chief Guest, presenting shield to Dr. Abida.

Third Journalism Agahi Awards

Chairman PCST, Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani as a Guest of Honor presenting award of the Most Credible Anchor to Mr Nadeem Malik, the host of SAMAA's flagship current affair program 'Nadeem Malik Live, at the Third Journalism Agahi Awards Ceremony held on April 25, 2015 in Islamabad.

The Symposium on Inegrative Medicine for Better Healthcare

Chairman PCST, Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani Participated as a Guest of Honor and plenary speaker in the symposium on "Inegrative Medicine for Better Healthcare" held on April 15, 2015 in Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi.

United Nations APCTT: The Third Asia-Pacific National Innovation System Forum

Panel discussion with question-answer session with participants over the two days of the program shared very rich and contrasting national perspectives on how developing countries are grappling with improving their National Innovation systems and foreshadowed the impending challenges that the global sustainable development agenda will place on the STI sector. The event held on 08-09 April 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Sixth Consultative Workshop Policies for Creating Enabling Environment for Encouraging Problem-Solving Research

Dr. Tariq Bashir, Principal Research Officer, PCST speaking at the Workshop held on 9th April 2015 in the University of Karachi.

The launching ceremony of National Mega Innovation and Entrepreneurship Event titled "DICE 2015" was held at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) on 29 Jan 2015.

Chairman PCST, Prof. Dr. Anwar ul Hassan Gilani inaugurating the Mega Innovation and Entrepreneurship Event, DICE-2015.

The International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dubai

Chairman, PCST Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani as as a Guest of Honor, presenting certificate to one of the participants at the International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dubai, Jan 21-22

World Science Day 2014

Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hasan Gilani receiving "Dr Z.A. Hashmi R & D Award" and Medal from Mr. Zahid Hamid, Minister for Science and Technology at the World Science Day, PSF, Islamabad on 10th Nov 2014

TECHNOLOGY FORESIGHT

Methodology Adopted:

Technology Foresight experts all over the world use different methods and tools to conduct this activity. These methods and tools are adopted according to the availability of resources. Since this project at PCST was launched at a time when severe economic crunch was being faced by the government, therefore budget and manpower was not provided according to the envisaged plan as per PC-I.
Keeping in view the limited resources at hand, expert panel method was used by the project team. However in order to find out the priority areas on which the foresight study needed, a mini Delphi Survey was carried out. As a result of this nationwide survey, ten sectors were identified, namely, ---- Energy, Agriculture, Industry, Education, Environment, ICT, Health, Materials, Transportation and Management.
Expert panels were formed on each of the above sectors, comprising of all the stakeholders. These panels held their meetings in which brainstorming sessions using STEEPV and Scenario Planning methods were invariably used. During panel meetings presentations by other experts were also arranged. Subgroups to handle specific tasks were also formed.
As a result of the meetings, recommendations pertaining to policy, projects, along with roadmaps were produced. 


TERMS OF REFERENCE

The Terms of Reference of the Expert Committee were:

  • The panel will work as a Think Tank, in a particular field, for the Government of Pakistan using Technology Foresight process.
  • The panel shall review the issues related to development in the respective fields, suggest short, medium and long term strategies, to be undertaken by the government of Pakistan, for strengthening S&T activities required towards industrial and economic progress in Pakistan.
  • The panel shall identify and prioritize R&D projects of high national importance by considering short, medium and long term development that need to be supported by the Government of Pakistan.
  • The panel will work for duration of six months, at the end of which a comprehensive report, indicating the current status vis-à-vis strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the sector under study.
  • Recommendation of implementable policies and projects will be the final tangible outcome of the exercise, in addition to more desired intangible outcome i.e. process benefits.



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