Symposium / Seminar

NUTECH-OBA-PSTC-Industry Joint Collaboration Symposium (NOIJCS) February, 2020

National University of Technology (NUTECH) conducted a day-long “NUTECH-Pak Swiss Old Boys Association (OBA)-Pak Industry Joint Collaboration Symposium” on 18th February, 2020 which aimed to bridge the gap between academia and industry of the country. The symposium is perceived to be of historic nature as its 3-session based activities will lay very strong foundation of NUTECH’s relationship and cooperation with industrial sector. This relationship; in the long run will transform Pakistan’s industry to meet the challenges of 21st Century, especially 4th Industrial Revolution The symposium brought academia, industry and Govt at one platform to deliberate upon the road map and design of prosperous industry and bright Pakistan. The symposium entailed sessions on different proposed plans for designing industry / sector specific state-of-the-art labs, centres and institutes at NUTECH to create, develop, promote and transfer indigenous technologies for exponential rise in value-added products and multiplication of earnings for business and industry in future.Earlier on arrival at National University of Technology, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Engineer in Chief Lt Gen Moazzam Ejaz, Chief of Logistics Staff Lt Gen Azhar Saleh Abbasi and other worthy guests from Industry and Corporate Sector were received by the Rector of the University Lieutenant General Khalid Asghar (Retired).At the occasion, Senior Leadership and representatives of industry and business including FPCCI, KCCI, LCCI, ICCI, KATI, S.I.T.E, NKATI, LATI, BQATI, FBATI, S.I.T.E Superhighway, PPMA, PHMA, PAKSEA, PPMA, TMA, PAAPAM, [email protected], APMIA, SIMAP and ABAD were present who expressed their views and presented various suggestions to improve relationship between academia and industry. It has also been emphasized in the Symposium that in near future NUTECH campus be established in Karachi for which Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), Industry and NUTECH will collaborate. NUTECH Policy Cell has been established which will support the industry by formulating future policies for the industry.

Symposium (NOIJCS) Mutually Agreed Decisions

  • NUTECH Industry Development Program. NUTECH proposed National Industry Development Program. It was assured that NUTECH and Industry will jointly work for the realization of vision of transforming industries to be competitive at international level. National and Karachi Industry representatives agreed to meet periodically and work together to materialize NUTECH industry development program.
  • NUTECH Representation in Karachi Based Chamber/Associations Bodies. Industry representatives agreed in principle to work on the proposal of allowing NUTECH representation in various governing bodies, councils and committees of industry chambers and associations.
  • NUTECH – Industry to Jointly Prepare for Industry 4.0  Taking lead from initial agreement of the industry for supporting already proposed NUTECH Disruptive Technologies and Skills Park (DTSP) during meetings of Karachi in September 2019, NUTECH presented the detailed concept and plan of DTSP to make National Industry as active stakeholder and partner of NUTECH in its pursuits of becoming flag because of 4th Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0). It was agreed to constitute a composite committee of Industry and NUTECH for engagement of active industry in NUTECH Disruptive Technologies & Skills Park (DTSP)
  • NUTECH Innovative TVET (Technical, Vocational Education & Training) Model (NITM).   NUTECH presented innovative model proposed to develop required skilled vocational workforce for industry in the face of challenges of existing and emerging technologies, especially of 4th Industrial Revolution. NITM was strongly supported by the industry and FPCCI, KCCI & all industry associations agreed to form joint committee to finalize follow up actions regarding NITM by April 30, 2020. NUTECH delegation will discuss NITM with the industry during its expected delegation visit to Karachi in Mid-March 2020.
  • NUTECH Industry Advisory Board. NUTECH proposed formation of Industry Advisory Board (IAB) for representation of various segments of industry, after necessary approval from University Board of Governors (BoG). FPCCI, KCCI and Industry Associations agreed to the proposal. FPCCI, KCCI and Industry Associations agreed to nominate their focal persons by 31st  March, 2020 while nominations for JWG will be completed before April 30, 2020.
  • Joint Working Groups at NUTECH.    The Joint Working Groups (JWGs) will be formed to develop the roadmap for implementation of various initiatives of NUTECH for the different industrial sectors. It was proposed that all the respective focal persons of industry will get three nominees from their respective industry associations and each nominee will serve as member of respective NUTECH-Industry JWG for a period of three years with effect from May 01, 2020. FPCCI, KCCI and Industry Associations agreed to nominate their focal persons by 31st March, 2020 while nominations for JWG will be completed before April 30, 2020.
  • Establishment of NUTECH Karachi Campus.  Appreciating the concept of NUTECH being “University for Industry”, the Karachi Industry proposed establishment of NUTECH Campus in Karachi on top priority basis and as early as possible it will give a major impetus to the proposed collaboration between NUTECH and Karachi industry. NUTECH requested Industry to come forward as active stake holder and get actively involved in the proposal. All Pakistan level Industry Sector Associations will nominate ‘Industry Experts’ from their respective sectors while NUTECH will nominate academic experts. The respective nominations were suggested and agreed to be completed by 31st December 2020.
  • Industry Policies Pursuance Cell.    NUTECH Industry Policies Pursuance Cell (NIPPC) was inaugurated and established at NORIIC. It will have nomination of one member each from FPCCI, KCCI, seven industrial estate associations of Karachi and respective All Pakistan Industry Sector Associations. FPCCI, KCCI, Industry and Industrial Estate Associations agreed to appoint their nominees for NIPPC by April 30, 2020.
  • Joint Collaboration Symposium as Regular Feature.  It was proposed that the Joint Collaboration Symposium will be a regular event to be held twice in a year. Every year in February event will be held at NUTECH while the 2nd event will be held in July at Karachi to be organized by FPCCI, KCCI, Industry and Industrial Estate Associations.   FPCCI, KCCI, Industry and Industrial Estate Associations agreed to the proposal. The second joint collaboration symposium will be held in July 2020 on a mutually agreed date to review the progress on the decision of 1st Symposium.
  • FPCCI, KCCI, Industry and Industrial Estate Associations agreed to the proposal. The second joint collaboration symposium will be held in July 2020 on a mutually agreed date to review the progress on the decision of 1st  Symposium.

Defence Industries Symposium February, 2020

NUTECH conducted its first Defence Industries Symposium on 13th February, 2020 which aimed to bridge the gap between academia and industry of the country. The symposium brought academia and industry at one platform to deliberate upon the road map and design of prosperous industry and bright Pakistan Representatives from industries such as Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Pakistan Ordinance Factories, Aviation Research Innovation & Development, National Radio Telecommunication Cooperation, Heavy Industries Taxila, Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works, Air Weapons Complex and Inspection Research & Technical Development Directorate (ITD) were present at the occasion.

NUTECH-OBA PSTC – INDUSTRY JOINT COLLABORATION SYMPOSIUM