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  • Friday, December 15, 2017

  • CUI

  • INIT

The INIT supported COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore Campus in convening the All Pakistan DICE – IET Innovation Event on December 15 – 16, 2017. DICE Foundation is pursuing a DICE Program in Pakistan, to foster culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the country and transform Pakistan into an innovation-driven economy.

The event was one of the major initiatives of the DICE Program and is being conducted every year since 2007. The idea behind the event was to motivate academia, industry, government, entrepreneurs and expatriates to come to a common platform to showcase innovations and technologies, share knowledge and further collaborate with each other for the rapid development of innovative products, necessary for the economic development of the country. The event brought research community, academia, industry, entrepreneurs and leading expatriates to a common platform to promote innovative technologies and share contemporary developments in Information Enabling Technologies (IET).

The objectives of the DICE-IET included fostering culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country; establishing strong linkages between academia and IET industry; speeding up technology revolution in Pakistan by motivating both academia and industry to acquire, promote and utilize state-of- art technologies/high-tech software for the rapid development of innovative and IET products; and projecting a positive and favorable image of Pakistan IET industry in the eyes of international community. Since a distinct stream of the objectives of event fell under the purview of the objectives of INIT’s IT Popularization and Capacity Building Fund, the INIT therefore supported the event from its IT Capacity Building and Popularization Fund.

Collaborating Partner:        

  1. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore campus;

2.    Distinguished Innovations Collaborations and Entrepreneurship, (DICE), USA; and

  1. Inter Islamic Network on Information Technology (INIT), Islamabad.

Participating Countries:

The event was participated by resource persons and participants from Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Participating Institutions:

  1. Higher Education Commission (HEC);
  2. Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST);
  3. The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO);
  4. British Council;
  5. Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS);
  6. Institute of Business Administration (IBA);
  7. University of Management Sciences (LUMS);
  8. Institute of Space Technology (IST);
  9. National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST);

10.  Nadir Edulgee Dinshaw University of Engineering and Technology (NEDUET);

11.  Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA);

12.  Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF);

13.  ICT R&D Fund;

14.  University of Gujrat (UOG);

15.  Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS);

16.  University of Engineering and Technology;

17.  Peshawar (UET-Peshawar);

18.  University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila (UET-Taxila);

19.  University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF); and

20.  National Textile University (NTU).

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  • Friday, April 19, 2019

  • Business

  • SSBC

Orientation ceremony of Startups Batch-VI was held on 18th April, 2019, at SSBC 
 ground floor hall. Out of 80 plus registered ideas, 8 startups were selected for enrollment at SSBC (Batch-VI) program. These startups were welcomed by SSBC team and were given a tour of the facility. The Coordinator SSBC, explained the SSBC procedures and road map to the students. Students also shared their personal motivations for launching their own business initiatives. Dr. Muhammad Tahir, SSBC Focal person, Management Sciences department highlighted the importance of entrepreneurship and encouraged students to actively participate in SSBC planned activities. In the end of ceremony, Dr. Muhammad Tahir distributed SSBC souvenir among selected Startups.  


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  • Friday, November 10, 2017

  • CUI

  • SSBC

Business Plan Development Training Program session on ”Exploring your Market & Smart Selling”  by Ms. Hanniya Abid was organized on 7th November, 2017 at SSBC ground floor hall, CIIT, Islamabad.

The Session covers the following areas:

  • Identifying your industry
  • Marketing
  • Market Segmentation
  • Target Market
  • Positioning
  • Four P’s
  • Smart Selling

  • Thursday, November 9, 2017

  • CUI

  • SSBC

Business Plan Development Training Program Session on” Entrepreneurs and the Business Plan” by Dr. Mario Boris Curatolo and Mr. Muhammad Umer  was held on 6th November, 2017 at SSBC ground floor hall, CIIT, Islamabad.

The objective of the session was to give detail briefing on how to develop the Business Plan for startup and the attributes of an entrepreneur. The enrolled startups of Batch III attend the training session to get maximum benefit from the training program.

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  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017

  • CUI

  • SSBC

The CIIT’s Student Startup Business Center (SSBC) Orientation Ceremony Batch – III, Fall 2017 was held on 2nd November, 2017 at SSBC ground floor Hall. Through a rigorous two-stage evaluation process, a total of eighteen startups have been enrolled out of a pool of 150 plus applicants.

The Orientation Session began with recitation from the Holy Quran. Mr. Subhan Shahid, Coordination Officer gave a presentation to introduce the SSBC Model to the Enrolled Startups. The enrolled students were enthusiastic about developing their own potential ground breaking businesses at SSBC.

Executive Director SSBC, Mr. Muhammad Raza Ahmad Khan, welcomed the new startups and gave a motivational talk at the close of the ceremony. Mr. M. Raza Ahmad Khan in his remarks said that SSBC was at the service of all CIIT students interested in entrepreneurship. The aim of SSBC is to promote a culture of knowledge based startups at the varsity, which will support the national economy by creating jobs, innovative products, solutions and services.

At the end of the ceremony, set of souvenirs was awarded to the qualifying startups enrolled into the program.

SSBC wishes its new Startups a prosperous and fruitful future.

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