QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

July-December 2016

Brand Launch of the Finding Innovative & Creative Solutions for Society (FICS) 2017 on 11th November 2016

Finding Innovative & Creative Solutions for Society (FICS) is NUST`s flagship program aimed at promoting Social Entrepreneurship culture at NUST where students are given an opportunity to get actively involved in social problem identification and think innovatively to devise technology-based solutions that can serve communities by applying their technical knowledge. Students submit their Ideas in different areas and domains including Healthcare, Biotechnology, Energy, Education, and so on. These projects are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals under various domain heads of FICS.

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Finding Innovative & Creative Solutions for Society (FICS) 2016 Exclusive Session with the NUST CAC Industry Partners on 8th September 2016

In line with the NUST’s mission to promote entrepreneurship and Innovation, and raison d’etre of FICS, an exclusive session of selected FICS 2016 projects was held with the Industry partners on 8th September 2016. The session was organized to expand the collaboration base between...

Visit of Mr. Abbas Akber Ali (CEO Amreli Steels Limited & Founding Member Hunar Foundation) and his team to NUST on 6th October 2016

Mr. Abbas AkberAli, CEO Amreli Steels Limited & Founding Member Hunar Foundation, along with his team from Amreli Steels, visited National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) on Thursday 6th October, 2016. Mr. Syed Turab Haid...

6th International Conference on Business Management (ICoBM) held on 26th & 27th October 2016

The NUST Business School (NBS), in collaboration with the School of Economics and Business, UMT Lahore, IBA Sukkur, IoBM Karachi and IM Peshawar, organized the 6th International Conference on Business Management (ICoBM) titled ‘Human Capita...

Financial Literacy Consultative Workshop held on 20th October 2016

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) is implementing a nationwide pilot “Child and Youth Financial Literacy Program (CYFLP)” under the umbrella of the “National Financial Literacy Program (NFLP) with En...

EO GSEA (Entrepreneurs Organization Global Student Entrepreneur Awards) Awareness Session on 18th November 2016

EO GSEA (Entrepreneurs Organization Global Student Entrepreneur Awards) is the premier global competition for student entrepreneurs who actively run a business. This competition gives student entrepreneurs an exclusive opportunity to make c...

Announcement: Mr. Imtiaz Rastgar – New Industry Co-Chair for CAC Chemical Sector Committee

It is our pleasure to introduce as the new Industry Co-Chair of the CAC Chemical Sector Committee, Mr. Imtiaz Rastgar, Chairman Rastgar Engineering Co. Pvt. Ltd, a leading manufacturer and exporter of Auto parts for assembly lines in Pakist...

OPEN Islamabad Annual Forum 2016 held on 26th November 2016

Annual Forum Open Islamabad 2016, an event to raise awareness amongst the youth regarding entrepreneurship as an agent of growth, advancement and job creation, was held on Saturday, 26th November 2016, at the Jinnah Auditorium, Center for I...

First International Conference on Cyber Security and Digital Forensics (CSDIFO) on 7th & 8th December 2016

Cyber Security and Digital Forensics is of prime importance in today’s world of digital communication. NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) organized the first “International Conference on Cyber Security and Digital...

DICE 2016 Mega Innovation & Entrepreneurship Event at NUST on 21st & 22nd December 2016

NUST School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (SMME), in collaboration with DICE Foundation, USA organized the 10th Anniversary of all Pakistan DICE 2016 Mega Innovation & Entrepreneurship Event on 21st and 22nd December 2016 at NUST central campus in Islamabad. 

FICS’17 Idea Generation Sessions

Idea Generation Sessions are held in connection with the NUSTs' flagship program; Finding Innovative & Creative Solutions for Society (FICS). FICS is a multi-stage competition in which students submit their te...

Formal Launch and Kick-off Session of NUST Innovators Forum (NIF) on 29th December 2016

CAC formally launched NUST Innovators Forum (NIF) during the last quarter of 2016. The forum aims to mobilize & converge scientists & researchers of NUST at a platform, create an environment where researchers & sc...

2nd External Session of CAC Energy Sector Committee - Review of Energy Policy of Pakistan


The External Session of CAC Energy Sector Committee was held in July 2016, in NUST, H-12 Campus Islamabad. Pro-Rector Finance & Investment, Mr. Irfan Akhtar; Advisor NUST & Secretary General CAC, Mr. Amer Hashmi; the NUST Co-Chair CAC Energy Sector Committee, Dr. M. Bilal Khan, and the Industry Co-Chair CAC Energy Sector Committee, Mr. Amer Z. Durrani headed and directed the session. Also attending the se...

UNIDO-USPCASE International Biomass Gasification Technologies (BGTs) Conference & Expo held on 27th – 28th July 2016

The International Conference & Expo on Biomass Gasification Technologies in SMEs (ICBGTs) was the first conference of its kind in Pakistan that was held on 27th & 28th July, 2016 at the Centre for International Peace and Stability (CIPS), NUST Islamabad. It was jointly organized by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and United States-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E). Key objective was to elucidate the critic...

Industry Visits arranged for Students of NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS):

Being one of the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the Council, CAC ensures smooth arrangement of visit for students of NUST Schools to the Partner Industries. Purpose is to provide first-hand practical experience to students for complementing their theoratical knowlegde. A couple of such Industry visits have been arranged by NUST CAC for Students of School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS) in the last quarter of 2016. These visits no...

Visit by Grant Thornton Technologies (GTT) and Havelsan (Turkish Company) to NUST School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS) on 15th November 20016

A team from Grant Thornton Technologies (GTT) (Pvt.) Ltd. visited NUST SEECS on Tuesday 15th November 2016. Purpose of the visit was to explore areas of collaboration and alliance with NUST regarding Cyber Security Initiative for Pakistan. Following personnel from GTT visited NUST:
1. Mr. Shahid Ahmed Khan, Partner Grant Thornt...

Innovation Steering Committee (ISC) Meeting in Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) held on 22nd December 2016

Ms. Rabia Shoaib, Director CAC, being part of the Innovation Steering Committee (ISC) of Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, attended Vice-Chancellor (VC) Engagement Meeting on Thursday 22nd December 2016 in Islamabad. Innovation Steering Committee (ISC) has been constituted by HEC to support research innovation and entrepreneurship in Pakistani Universities. This initiative aims to help creating job opportunities as w...

Announcement: New recruitment - 1.Bisma Asif, Associate Project Manager (APM) CAC

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Bisma Asif has joined CAC in July 2016 as Associate Project Manager. She is an ...

Announcement: New recruitment - 2. Adil Murtaza, Project Manager (PM) CAC

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Adil Murtaza, Project Manager (PM) CAC
Adil Murtaza has joined CAC in October 2016 as Project...

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