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30 universities, 40 industries display 500 indigenous technologies

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LAHORE: More than 30 universities and 40 industries and private sector organizations from across Pakistan displayed 500 indigenous technologies at the two-day 4th Invention to Innovation Summit 2015 organised by Punjab University Office of Research Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) in collaboration with Institute of Research Promotion (IRP) and Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF).

Innovations on the display included Ghulam Ishaq Khan University’s smart homes automation software, industrial dresses and shoes of University of Sargodha, road engineering products, agricultural social fertilizer enhancing products, Institute of Agricultural Sciences’ Aloe Vera juice, medical Robert of NUST for laparoscopy.

Punjab University vice chancellor Dr Mu- jahid Kamram, Pakistan Science Foundation Chairman Dr Muhammad Ashraf, University of Management & Technology Rector Dr Hassan Sohaib Murad, Institute of Research Promotion CEO Abid Sherwani, PASTIC National Centre Director General Dr Muhammad Akram Sheikh, ORIC Director Dr Amir Ijaz, faculty members, research scholars from various universities and a large number of students participated in the summit.

Speaking on the occasion Dr Mujahid Kamran said no nation can prosper without cre¬ation of new knowledge and for that purpose more PhD teachers are needed. He said that no country in the world could prosper without creating new knowledge. PSF Chairman Dr Muhammad Ashraf said despite grants nogood research work was being done in univer-sities across Pakistan. UMT Rector Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad said the summit provided a unique opportunity for the youth of the country. He said many great ideas of research scholars were wasted due to lack of opportunities. IRP CEO Abid Sherwani and ORIC Director Dr Aamir Ajaz also addressed the summit.

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