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

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.

 


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