Tag: innovations

WEBINAR: Improving Adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture Innovations in Africa

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article image Join the webinar on ‘Improving Adoption Of Climate Smart Agriculture Innovations in Africa’ taking place on Wednesday, 17th January at 10.00 BST (GMT +1) / 13.00 EDT. To register your participation, click here. David Del Conte, Deputy Head of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and Noelle O’Brien, Team Leader of the Finance Innovation for Climate Change Fund (FICCF) will offer […]…Read More

PARC research activities, new innovations witnessed

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB A awards held STAFF REPORT ISB: A group of electronic and print media of Islamabad and Rawalpindi region has witnessed research activi- ties of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Rawal Watershed Field Sta- tion at Sitrameel and Crop Disease Research Institute (CDRI) Murree during their exposure visit to these research establishments. The aim of the exposure visit was to acquaint the me- dia about agri-research and development activities being carried out at…Read More

PARC research activities, new innovations witnessed

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article image ISLAMABAD: A group of electronic and print media of Islamabad and Rawalpindi region has witnessed research activities of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Rawal Watershed Field Station at Sitrameel and Crop Disease Research Institute (CDRI) Murree during their exposure visit to these research establishments. The aim of the exposure visit was to acquaint the media about agri-research and development activities being carried out at these…Read More

Promoting innovations culture

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It is beyond any doubt or argument that innovation and research have emerged as the driving force for economic development. The current progress in the developed nations is the glaring manifestation of this argument. As far as the case of Pakistan is concerned, vigorous efforts though are being made to introduce innovation economy, yet the international indicators are not satisfactory. In fact, the country is yet to see the dawn of culture of innovations. Most recently, the Global Innovation…Read More

Lowest ranking on innovations!

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The National Assembly has recently been informed that less than two per cent of GDP is being spent in Pakistan on research and development. This spending is too low when compared with that of other states which have set their progress on a sustained track. Similarly, the low standards of science education in our educational institutions are the prime reason why Pakistan has been ranked 131st out of 141 countries in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2015. Whether it is the issue of…Read More

Dr AQ Khan urges scientific innovations for national progress

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) has recently organized a unique event of interaction and dialogue between three generations of intellectuals of science and education by organizing a brainstorming session on Wednesday on "Past, Present and Future of Science in Pakistan." The participants of this event under the banner of "Making Pakistan Science Conscious" included winner of the Olympiad in science organised; MPhil and PhD students of…Read More

Infrastructure, human resource vital for innovations

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STAFF REPORT LHR: President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro has said that infrastructure and human resource are essentials while education plays the crucial role to maintain the feed in of thinkers and innovators to nurture the scientific and technological innovations. He said this while speaking on "SandT Based Economic Development and Cooperation in ECO Region" under the auspice of ORIC-the Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization. He further said that…Read More

GYSS emerges as gym of innovations

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article image The Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) 2016 was held at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) from January 17-22, 2016 with the motive of advancing science, creating technologies for a better world. The event was organized by the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore since 2012 to inspire PhD students and post-doctoral fellows to pursue their scientific dreams. The inauguration ceremony was graced with the presence of guest of honour Mr. Teo Chee Hean; Deputy…Read More

Scientists set S&T as priority area to promote innovations in ECO regions

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Scientists and researchers have called for focusing on achieving greater research efficiency and more intensive transfer of knowledge by means of establishing networks involving research and business. Priority-setting processes are critical in aligning research funding with regional needs and in identifying the research questions necessary to fill the knowledge gaps. They expressed these views during the two-day meeting of eminent scientists and experts of ECO…Read More

Scientists set S&T as priority area to promote innovations in ECO regions

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Scientists and researchers have called for focusing on achieving greater research efficiency and more intensive transfer of knowledge by means of establishing networks involving research and business. Priority-setting processes are critical in aligning research funding with regional needs and in identifying the research questions necessary to fill the knowledge gaps. They expressed these views during the two-day meeting of eminent scientists and experts of ECO member…Read More