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Entrepreneurship Workshop for Scientists and Engineers
NUST in collaboration with US Embassy organized a unique workshop which brought 40 Pakistani scientists and engineers to explore how to go from innovation to business development. It was led by Dr Surya Raghu and a team of six international and eight national instructors. The workshop showed engineers and scientists how to convert their innovative ideas into models of entrepreneurship  by introducing them to “the process of innovation, generation and protection of intellectual property, technology transfer and commercialization of inventions” The workshop consisted of lectures, panel discussions, case studies and group activities with mentors for each group. Participants were divided into six teams. Each of them developed real business plans for solutions to real issues in Pakistan. The presentations made by these teams were evaluated by a Jury of 7 members. At closing session, the team of project named “Counter Intuitive Technologies” was declared for presenting best business plan and was nominated for the award of a start-up funding of $ 10000/-  by US Embassy while Rector NUST announced to provide incubation space to all the six teams at Technology Incubation Centre of NUST.