Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) hosted a mega regional show casing event of the successful and innovative projects/products emerging out of universities eco system for Islamabad / Rawalpindi / AJK and GB based HEIs, on 22nd September 2017 at Jinnah Auditorium NUST. It was an integral part of series of events being conducted from September 11, 2017 till October 10, 2017 to mark the successful completion of 15 years of Higher Education Commission Pakistan.
The regional show casing of projects exhibited by HEIs, was opened at 0900 hrs for the visitors from Offices of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC)s, Business Incubation Centers (BIC)s , Directors of Research, HODs, member faculty, students of 11 participating universities and approx 300 guests from corporate/business sectors. A total of 65 innovative products/prototypes, industrial problem solutions, products of BIC startups, having strong impact on society and economy were showcased at this event. As independent panel of judges assessed the projects.
Executive Director HEC, Dr. Arshad Ali inaugurated the exhibition and appreciated the quality of the projects displayed by HEIs of Pakistan. The Chief Guest very graciously admired the support that was extended by NUST to organize and host the event in such a befitting manner. The projects shortlisted by the panel of judges will now be displayed at the grand event that will be held at Pak-China Center, Islamabad later this month where Prime Minister of Pakistan is likely to be the chief guest.