Prime Miniser and Chief Justice of Pakistan (PM-CJ) Fund for Daimer Basha and Mohmand DAM

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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.

National Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy and Action Plan 2018

National Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy and Action Plan was prepared by PCST. The main features of the STI Strategy and Action Plan include clearly defined timelines, estimation of costs, identification of implementing agencies, major stakeholders, milestones, deliverables and key outcomes for each proposed Action.

Directory of Productive Scientists of Pakistan (PSP) - 2017

PCST is pleased to announce the publication of Directory of Productive Scientists of Pakistan (PSP) - 2017 which can be accessible & downloadable through this link. Printed copy of the same can be obtained from the Officer-Incharge, Research Evaluation Section, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Sector G-5/2, Islamabad on payment of Rs. 1200/- by hand and Rs. 1350/- through the postal service.

National Research Agenda, 2017

The National Research Agenda has been prepared with the aim to align the national R&D and innovation activities with the Vision 2025 and to provide a direction to the national R&D efforts so that they adequately support achievement of the goals set in the Vision.

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.

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.

Pakistan Council for Science and Technology Act passed by Houses of Parliament

The Act of PCST, for its establishment as an autonomous body, was passed by both the houses of the Parliament in 2017 giving Council the required legal framework.

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.

National Workshop on

ORGANIC FOOD AND HEALTH: AVENUES OF INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP


June 02, 2016, Islamabad

A national workshop on "Organic Food and Health: Avenues of Innovation and Entrepreneurship" was organized by Pakistan Council for Science & Technology (PCST) on June 02, 2016 at Pakistan Academy of Sciences Auditorium, Islamabad. Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, Secretary for Ministry of Science and Technology, graced the inaugural ceremony as a Chief Guest. The ceremony was attended by a number of dignitaries including Heads of R&D organizations, Vice Chancellors of universities, eminent scientists, representatives of foreign missions, international donors, representatives of private sector/industry, civil society and others.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest, stressed on the significance of organic food and its positive impact on human health thus to address health challenges posed by changing lifestyle and growing stress of modern competitive life. He assured firm commitment of MoST in exploring all potential areas which would ensure economic development and prosperity for our future generations. Pakistan being an agro based economy has the huge potential to capture the high global market of organic foods. He opined that our organic food sector needs inter-alia, an efficient R&D system, trained manpower and marketing system. Pakistan should make concerted efforts to create innovative environment in the organic food sector following the pattern of China and India. The chief guest lauded the efforts and the initiative of leadership of PCST and the dedicated efforts of his team for organizing workshop on this very important issue and providing a platform to discuss the challenges faced and to explore the possible solutions and opportunities

Speaking at the occasion, Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Chairman, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, the organizer of the workshop, expressed his sincere gratitude to the speakers and participants who joined in the workshop from all over the country. In his key note address, Prof. Gilani shared his research experience on functional foods as effective and safe remedy for chronic diseases, like diabetes, Gut and Heart Disease in terms of organic farming. He said that the workshop brought together scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, organic farmers and members of civil society to share ideas and knowledge about various aspects of organic food and health and for exploring potential funding opportunities and way forward for rapid growth of organic food sector.

Guest of Honor, Dr. Muhammad Hashim Popalzai, Additional Secretary, Ministry of NFS&R appreciated the initiative of PCST for creating awareness regarding food security and especially of organic food security. He encouraged the researchers to explore more in the field of organic farming.

Mr. Esam Alqarah, UNIDO Representative emphasized the need to rely upon indigenous resources and self-reliance to steer the economy to a higher growth trajectory. He shared that workshops of this kind can play a vital role in exploring new avenues of innovation and entrepreneurship for startups.

The speakers from academia, R&D organizations and industry covered diverse aspects of the topic ranging from functional foods for health, translational studies on benefits of almonds to food security and organic food certification. The speakers covered topics on organic egg production, blue revolution, benefits of organic grazing in dairy cows and others that greatly attracted the interest of audience. Participants showed keen interests in presentations on exploring funding opportunities for organic agriculture and kitchen gardening. Success stories of entrepreneurs also attracted the interest of participants.

Considering the significance of topic for health and improving the quality of life of the common people by creating awareness about organic foods and opportunities of entrepreneurship, the workshop attracted a large number of audiences from different walks of life. The response for participation in this workshop was very encouraging and participants came to attend the workshop from all over the country.