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Karandaaz going to support Women Entrepreneurs via its Innovation Challenge Fund

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PR: The country’s leading promoter of financial inclusion, Karandaaz Pakistan has joined hands with three business incubators to launch its program on women entrepreneurship. Through the DFID-funded Innovation Challenge Fund, Karandaaz is providing grants worth PKR 25 million to LUMS, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management, and Invest2Innovate (Pvt.) Ltd. These grants will […]…Read More

ITU forms investment committee for the endowment fund

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The Information Technology University (ITU) syndicate formed an investment committee for the endowment fund. Vice Chancellor Dr. Umar Saif and chairman of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PIBT) has chaired the 5th meeting of the ITU syndicate. Dr. Umar Saif said that ITU is devising to generate income by innovative applications for the monetization of […]…Read More

Special fund for R&D should be created to boost research culture: Dr Shahid

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article image Fifth National Conference on Physics and Emerging Science held at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU). The Conference intended to create awareness for internationally well-matched quality research work and generating commercially feasible projects that helps the society to overcome its socio-economic problems. Vice Chancellor of AIOU Prof Shahid Siddiqui proclaimed constitution of Special Fund for Research […]…Read More

Govt to fund innovation, research in textile sector

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Ministry of Commerce has planned to fund textile sector in research and innovation projects initiated by the National Textile University."The project would establish Textile Innovation Centre in the university, focus on the global demand for next-era fabric that includes technical and functional fabrics and would provide new initiatives in the field of design and value-addition," said Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan while chairing the third meeting…Read More

Govt to fund innovation, research in textile sector

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Ministry of Commerce has planned to fund textile sector in research and innovation projects initiated by the National Textile University. "The project would establish Textile Innovation Centre in the university, focus on the global demand for next-era fabric that includes technical and functional fabrics and would provide new initiatives in the field of design and value-addition," said Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan…Read More

Govt okays Rs2.9m for HEC technology fund

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has established an Innovation Steering Committee which will serve as a backbone to newly approved HEC’s Technology Funds, amounting Rs2.95 million. The committee has been established with the aim to further strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship activities in universities that would help create job opportunities and ensure country’s economic empowerment. "Some institutions and individuals have performed very…Read More

National ICT R&D Fund decides to cut scholarships

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The National ICT RandD Fund has decided to slash the number of scholarships to 165 from 500 under the Prime Minister’s National ICT RandD scholarship programme (PMNICTSP), it is learnt.The official documents show that Project Appraisal Committee (PAC) has discussed the programme at length and recommend the award of 150 fully funded 4-year scholarships in ICT disciplines as HRD solicited project to the board. National ICT RandD Fund can offer limited number of…Read More

Coca-Cola, UNDP to fund water project in GB

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STAFF REPORT KHI: The Coca-Cola company has partnered with UNDP for the "New World" programme, focused towards community water stewardship and adaptation to climate change. Under this Rs. 16 million program, Coca-Cola will partner with reputed NGO, Mountain and Glacier Protection Organization (MGPO), for integrated water resource management, safe drinking water and sanitation services in Gilgit-Baltistan. Targeted outputs of this project include irrigation of 355 hectares of…Read More

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Norway fund blacklisted China ZTE on corruption charges

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article image AFP: The world's biggest sovereign wealth fund, Norway's public pension fund, has divested from Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE because of corruption fears, the Norwegian central bank which manages the fund saidon Thursday. An ethics council that advises the central bank on the fund's investments said ZTE was facing corruption allegations in 18 countries and the group was or had been under investigation in 10 of them. "The council has concluded that the company has failed to…Read More