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.

Consultative Workshop on

UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COLLABORATIVE INTERACTIONS: POLICY AND PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS FOR PAKISTAN


held on 4th January 2017

Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) in collaboration with the University of Manchester, UK organized a one-day Consultative Workshop on "University-Industry Collaborative Interactions: Policy and Practical Implications for Pakistan" on 4th January 2017 in Islamabad. Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science and Technology, graced the inaugural ceremony as the Chief Guest. Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology was also present on the occasion as a guest of honor. The ceremony was attended by a number of dignitaries including Heads of R&D organizations, Vice Chancellors, eminent scientists, representatives of private sector/industry, civil society and others.

Federal Minister said that one of key challenges in economic development of Pakistan is weak linkages between centers of science & technology and the production sector. Government is well aware of this issue and is fully committed to bridge this gap and explore all potential areas that would harness economic development and prosperity for the future generation of the country. The Minister also appreciated the role of PCST in organizing this important workshop and providing a platform to the experts to share their knowledge in identifying key challenges and way forward for promoting an enabling environment for demand-oriented industrial-lead research culture in Pakistan.

Mr. Fazal Abbass Maken, Secretary Science and Technology emphasized upon the urgent need of University-Academia collaboration as this phenomena is very common in other countries whereas in Pakistan this is not happening. He further said that the universities are widely viewed by the world as an economic engine that can positively contribute to a country’s growth in addition to its primary role as a center for knowledge. Pakistan has many world class universities, producing high quality research but the challenge lies in how to transform this research into socio-economic well-being which can best be achieved by creating strong bonding between knowledge creator and knowledge consumers.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Dr. Anwar ul Hassan Gilani Chairman, PCST, threw light on the importance of the workshop and welcomed the auspicious guests. Dr. Khalil Malik, University of Manchester, UK also spoke and shared his experience of other countries. Dr. Arshad Ali, ED,HEC, while speaking on the occasion, highlighted the projects being undertaken by the HEC for the enhancement of Industry-Academia collaboration.

Considering the significance of the topic, the workshop attracted a large number of participants, representing 61 universities, R&D organizations, industry, civil society organizations and government agencies. The outcome of this workshop will provide basis to chalk out policy proposals and recommendations about different aspects of the issue dealing with weakness in academia-industrial linkages which will be presented to the Ministry of Science and Technology for consideration and implementation.

 


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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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