Govt to establish world class Research & Innovations Center

STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister for IT Anusha Rehman has said that its our utmost priority to establish a “Research and Innovations Center” of international standard so that the best quality of research could be produced in Pakistan.

She said this while chairing the 33rd Board of Directors (BoD) meeting of ICT RandD Fund Company held recently in Islamabad.

She said that the company has significant importance in the development of ICT sector in the country.

The minister said that unfortunately the company is working without a permanent CEO and other important positions were also vacant since last few years adding that with the appointment of its CEO, it would certainly give boast to the companys performance.

The board directed the new CEO to frame a comprehensive strategic governance road map for revamping and re-structuring of the organization as structural revamping of the company is indispensable to enhance the volume of the delivery in the ICT RandD Fund.

The meeting noted with great concern that company has been funding only unsolicited projects in the past whereas, the original bedrock of the company was to solicit proposals in view of industry needs.

The CEO apprised the minister regarding MoU which has been signed with the British Council for collaboration between ICT RandD Fund and British Council.

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