UKPCCI Visits NUST, inspects Innovation and Incubation centres
Islamabad, Pakistan: On the invitation of the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Syed Zulfiqar Bukhari, Director of UKPCCI Syed Siraaj Ahmad visited NUST (National University of Science and Technology), currently ranked one of the leading universities in the world, and top-100 in Asia, to see a few of the domestic, high tech start-ups currently growing in various markets around the world.
Syed Siraaj Ahmad was greeted by Rear Admiral Dr. Nasar Ikram, Pro Rector of NUST’s RIC (Research & Innovation Centre) – where there was a briefing on NUST’s progress, and current areas of opportunity. There was a discussion on commercialising Patent technologies, current silicon valley investments in NUST start-ups, and endowment funds – with a scope to sign an MoU in spearheading NUST research with UK institutions.
During the tour of NUST, UKPCCI was shown various innovative startups, and discussed how the overseas diaspora could contribute to the growth and development of the Pakistan Start-up ecosystem via the development of seed stage, and series A investment cycles – and how Venture Capital could play a vital part in the development of the region in the years to come.
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