2nd Invention to Innovation Summit Held in Quetta

The 2nd Invention to Innovation Summit, jointly organized by University of Balochistan, Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), PASTIC and Institute of Research Promotion (IRP) was at University of Balochistan on April 25-26, 2017.

Scientists, academicians, Chambers of Commerce and Industries members, industrialists and students from all over Balochistan participated.

The summit became the largest national network of Balochistan for collaborative efforts for innovation. The sessions of the summit included Impact of CPEC Economic Policies and Development in Balochistan, Business Plan Competition, Technologies for Livestock and Meat Processing, Role of Public Policy on Science, Technology and Innovation, Technologies for Mines and Mineral Processing, PSF Fund Winning Opportunities, The role of Entrepreneurship in the Current Economic Scenario of Balochistan, Technologies for Renewable Energy, ORIC session on Trust Building Measures Between Academia, R&D institution, Industry and Society, Industrial Process Improvement-Productivity and Efficiency, Technologies for Horticulture – Fruits and Vegetables, Technologies for ICT Sector, Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, Technologies for Marine and Coastal Sector Development, Product and Process Innovation in Natural & Life Sciences.

The summit has exhibition stalls full of technology projects on display, many viable projects for industry investment. The effective projects were granted the cash prizes and awards.

Mr. Muhammad Khan Achakzai, Governor of Balochistan was the Chief Guest at inaugural session of the Summit. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman PSF, Prof. Dr. Javeid Iqbal, Vice Chancellor, University of Balochistan, Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hasan Gilani, Chairman PCST and Mr. Abid H. K. Sherwani, CEO, IRP were also present and they addressed the audience at the inaugural of the Summit.

The Corps Commander Southern Command Lt. General Amir Riaz also attended the “Innovation Award Ceremony of this Summit” held at Quetta Club. He emphasized that the security is everyone’s business in the province and the scientific endeavors are the only indicators of rise and fall of nations. The closing ceremony of the Summit was held on April 26, 2017 at University of Balochistan. The competition winners having the best technologies were awarded the shields and cash awards.

Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai chairs the inaugural session of the 2nd Invention to Innovation Summit in Quetta on April 25, 2017.

The Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai visiting exhibition stalls at 2nd Invention to Innovation Summit held at University of Balochistan, Quetta on April 25, 2017

The Corps Commander Southern Command Lt. General Amir Riaz at the “Innovation Award Ceremony of the Summit” held at Quetta Club on April 25, 2017
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