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.

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.

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.

TECHNOLOGY FORESIGHT

Project Objectives

Based on a decision taken by the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, a sectoral and nationwide Technology Foresight exercise was proposed. This approach aims at enabling the Government’s intention of uplifting key sectors through improved operation of limited national resources. It results in selecting public policies needed to align scare resources for supporting assimilation of technology by the industry. Additionally, Technology Foresight fosters increased rate of national innovation. This is achieved through the rigorous application of those Technology Foresight strategies, techniques, and methodologies that have proven successful in other countries, and are also conducive to our country’s milieu.


Specific Objectives:

According to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Technology Foresight is the systematic process of visualizing science, technology, society, and economy in the long-term, with the purpose of building consensus to identify technologies, which will cause the greatest social and economic benefits.

Technology Foresight in Pakistan has been implemented to provide valuable inputs to strategy and policy planning as well as to mobilize collective strategic actions.  It aims at doing so by:

  • identifying potential opportunities for the economy or society from new science and technologies, and considering how future science and technologies could address key future challenges for the Pakistani society.

Pakistan’s Foresight program involves constructively bringing awareness of long-term challenges and opportunities into more immediate decision-making.  It looks beyond normal planning timescales to identify potential opportunities from new science and technologies. It, then take actions to help realize these opportunities. It brings together scientists, technologists, businesses and consumers, with those who can help deliver benefits. This leads to a systematic process for discussions on the future.

The consultations facilitate identification of policies and projects. The starting point for a policy or a project recommendation is a key issue where science holds the promise of solutions (e.g. information and communication technologies, in which Pakistan has already invested considerably). In addition, it may be an area of cutting edge science where the potential applications and technologies have yet to be considered and/or articulated more broadly (e.g. biotechnology, nano-technology). Foresight policies and projects will:

  • Encourage the creation of new networks between science, business and society
  • Have the support of at least one of the interested communities (Government, research funders, business, etc)
  • Add value to existing activities and initiatives with the scope to deliver outputs that would not otherwise be achieved.



News and Events
TENDER NOTICE NO.02/2018 FOR OFFICE STATIONARY, TONERS & GENERAL STORE ITEMS

PCST invites sealed bids from firms/suppliers or their authorized agents registered with Income Tax for supply of Office Stationary Items, Toners of HP Printers and General Store Items on rate running contract basis. Please click for further details.

PREQUALIFICATION NOTICE FOR HIRING THE SERVICES OF DATA COLLECTING FIRMS TO CONDUCT FIRST INDUSTRIAL NATIONAL INNOVATION SURVEY

PCST invites applications from reputed, well-experienced and financially sound firms/companies registered with the Income Tax and Sales Tax Departments for pre-qualification for provision of services to conduct S&T Surveys. Please click for further details.

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

STI Voice Newsletter

Science, Technology, Innovation,STI Voice, Volume 3, 2017 is now available for our readers. Click this 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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