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ECOSF Brings Light at the End of Tunnel

By   August 17, 2015

1Professor Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro has been instrumental in many initiatives related to science and technology in Pakistan. The advanced world has significantly enjoyed the fruits of S&T development reaching the advantages to common man. But the countries like Pakistan are still are rather slow, perhaps waiting for a miracle to allow S&T fruits positively affecting the life of common man. ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) representing 10 ECO countries, for science and technology is a great hope and source of inspiration for Pakistan as well as other 9 countries; viz., Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan.

Meeting of ECOSF Board of Trustees:

According to official statement, “2nd Meeting of ECOSF Board of Trustees (BoT) was successfully held in Islamabad-Pakistan on 10-11 August 2015. The Meeting was chaired by the Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology of I.R. of Pakistan and attended by the Vice Ministers, Diplomats and Experts/Representatives of the relevant authorities of the eight (08) Member States of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) namely; the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Turkey and Turkmenistan”.

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ECOSF as A Platform:

According to president ECOSF, the Foundation is going to be very effective networking platform for S&T stakeholders of the ECO countries. Scientists, Engineers and Technologists of ECO countries can interact and exchange of experiences and strengths as per mutual interest, using ECOSF platform; wherein, ECOSF can facilitate interaction logistically. ECO countries are rich in natural resources and have many strengths to share with each other. Being geographically and culturally connected countries, the exchange of people should be relatively easy. The scientists can initiate collaborative research complementing each other’s’ resources and yielding output of mutual interest.

ECOSF for Co- Development S&T:

S&T field has become very much competitive and specialized field now a days. The new solutions expected from science are of interdisciplinary nature rather than engraved in a single field. The Co-Development in S&T has become very much essential. The countries like Pakistan cannot afford all the requirements of human and laboratories to advance their S&T. However, ECOSF has the potential and can be a very fruitful organization and platform to start joint projects having common objectives to bring benefit to partners across the countries. The scientific community of ECO in general and especially of Pakistan must consider ECOSF as opportunity to help in utilizing other countries resources.  The concept of regional innovation is growing and ECOSF is considered as step one in this direction.

ECOSF for Regional Biodiversity, Biosecurity and Biosafety:

Being geographically connected, ECO countries have serious need to plan and prepare on Biosafety and Biosecurity of the region. Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity is another major concern of this region, which with high mountains, have some of the unique flora and fauna. The environmental issues may originate from a single country but its effects have greater likelihood to affect population across the region. To address and redress those issues, ECOSF can be very effective platform to study and address the environment issues common to all ECO countries. ECOSF is an accredited Stakeholder/Observer of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and with that strength, can muster support from IPBES Secretariat and other regions of the world through the IPBES Secretariat.

ECO level joint studies and implementation will be relatively easy as owned and supported by more than one countries.

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Author: Rahmat is Chief Coordinator, Institute of Research Promotion and Secretary General, South Asia Triple Helix Association.

5th Invention to Innovation Summit

By   February 11, 2015

 Annual Technology Event of 500+ Technologies and 1000+ Innovators

Email your project to uip@irp.edu.pk or call 0321-4917181

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Upcoming Innovation Summits

  • IRP and ORIC, University of Haripur Offer  Invention to Innovation Summit in Mid of November 2015 in  Hattar Industrial Estate
  • IRP and ORIC, NED University Offers Invention to Innovation Summit on 2nd Week of January 2016 in NED University Karachi
  • IRP and ORIC, University of the Punjab Offers Invention to Innovation Summit 1st Week of March 2016  in University of Punjab  in collaboration with Pakistan Science Foundation
  • IRP and ORIC, University of Baluchistan Offers Invention to Innovation Summit on 2nd Week of June 2016 in University of Baluchistan, Quetta

Your Role in Innovation Summit

  • Visit Innovation Summit along with Friends from Industry and Academia
  • Display Innovations of Academia
  • Organize Session of Summit
  • Volunteer for Promotion and Management  of Innovation Summit
  • Promote Summit on Social Media and Spread Message
  • Encourage fellows of Academia and Industry to Share their innovations

Display Industry Technologies

Exhibit your innovative products developed and commercialized by your industry. Innovation Summit is a place to boost your image of innovation and progressive organization. Display your product, process and business model having proven track of technological innovation.

Be Part of Innovation Summit

We invite industry, academia, public and social sector organizations to support the annual innovation summit. You can share expenses, extend sponsorship support, fund innovation awards, fund travel and stay of students /guests and offer other managerial and operational support.

Session of Innovation Summit (5th Series)

Session of KPK Summit

  1. Technologies for natural products/herbs
  2. Technologies for mineral based chemicals and materials
  3. Technologies for active pharmaceutical intermediates
  4. Technologies for Information and Communication Sector
  5. Social Sector Innovations- Processes, Models and Marketing Ideas

Dr. Jahangir (Haripur University) – 0300-5233057  – m.jahangir@uoh.edu.pk
Ms.Ghazala Yasmeen Malik – (PASTIC-KPK) – 091-9216880 – pasticpsh@yahoo.com

Sessions of Sindh Summit

  1. Technologies for Construction and Construction Materials
  2. Technologies for Petrochemicals
  3. Technologies for Textile and Leather Processing
  4. Technologies for Information and Communication Sector
  5. Social Sector Innovations- Processes, Models and Marketing Ideas

Mr. Arsalaan (ORIC, NED) – 0333-3787184 – oric@neduet.edu.pk
Mr. Mumtaz (PASTIC-KCH) – 0300-3427736 – pastic.mumtaz@gmail.com

Sessions of Punjab Summit

  1. Technologies for Livestock and Dairy
  2. Technologies for Agriculture Seeds
  3. Technologies for Dyes and Pigments
  4. Technologies for Information and Communication Sector
  5. Social Sector Innovations- Processes, Models and Marketing Ideas

Mr. Raheel Ashraf (ORIC, Punjab University) – 0331-2508938 -admin.oric@pu.edu.pk
Mr. Ali Raza Khan – (PASTIC-LHR) – 0321-8040549 – pasticlhr@gmail.com
Muhammad Hasnain – (PASTIC-FSD) – 0300-7600118 – pasticf@yahoo.com

Sessions of Quetta Summit

  1. Technologies for Mines and Mineral Processing
  2. Technologies for Livestock and Meat Processing
  3. Technologies for Horticulture
  4. Technologies for Information and Communication Sector
  5. Social Sector Innovations- Processes, Models and Marketing Ideas

Dr. Waheed Noor (ORIC, Baluchistan University) – 0333-7837101 – a.waheed.noor@gmail.com
Mr. Faisal Hilal – (PASTIC-Quetta)- 0333-7823390 – pastic_qta@yahoo.com

Guidelines for Session Organizers

Avail Technology Awards of The Summit

Win Innovation Award

Contacts:

Misbah – misbah@irp.edu.pk   –  0321-5040789 –  Rahmat  – rahmat@irp.edu.pk  – 0321-4917181

Why to Participate in Innovation Summit

  • To listen experiences of innovators
  • To network with creative minds
  • To liaison with stakeholders of your idea
  • To be the part of the innovative community

Why to Exhibit Innovative Technology by Academia  

  • To find investor of your technology
  • To get support for commercialization of your technology
  • To get R&D funding from PSF
  • To find related expertise and support
  • To link your research with industry stakeholders
  • To win Innovation Award

Why to Exhibit Innovative Products by Industry

  • To gain social welcome for your innovative product
  • To improve branding of your innovative product
  • To get financial support for further R&D of product
  • To get technical support of university scientists
  • To find more innovative technologies
  • To promote your organization as innovative one