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Why join TIC
TIC is Pakistan’s first and largest technology incubation centre in academia, established in 2005 with a handful of startups. Since its inception, TIC has grown by​ leaps and bounds, and graduated a number of start-ups that are now established companies. TIC provides a conducive working and learning environment to its incubatees and is frequented by serial entrepreneurs, potential investors, industry experts and other high profile individuals like state officials and ambassadors. The following services are offered to aspiring entrepreneurs / early stage startups:

Why Join TIC




Admin/ Physical Support

TIC provides the following admin/physical support services to all its incubatees:

•        Furnished office space with high-speed internet and phone

•        Access to fax, photocopying, printing and courier services

•        Conference room equipped with multimedia

•        Promotion through TIC’s online presence as well as NUST publications

•        Support staff and canteen services

Business Support Services

It is through the following business support services that TIC adds real value to the start-ups ​​it incubates:

•        Assistance in making business plans

•        Mentorship and training on basics on entrepreneurship

•        Quarterly monitoring and evaluation based on goal-setting and subsequent progress

•        Frequent networking opportunities with seasoned entrepreneurs, executives, government officials and investors from around the world

•        Access to NUST’s vast resource base, including multi-disciplinary schools, labs, talented interns and potential employees


Financial Guidance

Although TIC at present does not directly invest in the start-ups it incubates, it plays an active role in helping start-ups ​identify relevant financial resources and strives to leverage its network in order to connect them with those resources as well. Holding frequent networking sessions of our start- ups with investors that have a passion for  technology ventures is a part of that effort.

Intellectual Property Management

Keeping in view the importance of IP for entrepreneurs in this increasingly Knowledge-driven economy, TIC works closely with NUST’s Intellectual Property Office, which provides the following services:

•        Awareness of Intellectual Property Protection

•        Evaluation of Intellectual Property

•        Filing of patents, copyrights, design rights and trademarks

•        Facilitating the commercial interests of and due rewards to innovators

•        Collaborating with WIPO to facilitate the filing of international patents
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