QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

Jan-June 2017

1. Grand Finale of Finding Innovative & Creative Solutions for Society- 2017 (FICS’17)

Grand Finale and Closing and Prize Distribution Ceremony of Finding Innovative & Creative Solutions for Society (FICS’17), a platform to foster social entrepreneurship, was held at National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) on Thursday, 25th May 2017. 
FICS goes back to 2013, when it started in the NUST School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS). From there, it has come a long way to where it stands today, an intra NUST program spread over 6 campuses and 18 constituent Schools, Colleges and Institutes. A three stage program, FICS is very closely aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) where the projects submitted are categorized according to the domains of the SDGs. This year, 205 ideas were submitted fr... Read more

2. Entrepreneurship Organization-Global Student Entrepreneurship Award (EO-GSEA) Pakistan Semi Finals & Final

With a vision to bring together aspiring student entrepreneurs from around the globe to launch their ideas, talent and technology into leading companies, GSEA finals of the Pakistan chapter were held in Lahore on the 28th January, 2017. The Global Student Entrepreneurship Aw...

3. Social Event: Farewell Concert for UG graduating batch

Upon the advice of the honorable Rector NUST Lt. Gen. Naveed Zaman, a new precedent has been set at NUST for sending off the graduating batch with a grand social event. Each year the graduating batches of all schools and colleges would be sent off from NUST with a magnificent far...

4. NUST Innovators Forum Session (Healthcare)

NUST Innovators Forum was established in December 2016 to promote and commercialize applied research based projects of NUST. The convener of the NIF is Dr. Yasar Ayaz. Healthcare session of the NUST Innovators Forum (NIF) was held on 16th Feburary, 2017. Mr. Saad Liaquat – Head o...

5. 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 technology-based solutions to the problems faced by the society. The...

6. Telenor & TiE: Fostering Innovation Seminar

Fostering Innovation Seminar was arranged jointly by NUST-CAC, TiE Islamabad and Telenor. The seminar was arranged in NUST SMME Seminar Hall on Thursday 30th March 2017. All successful teams that qualified for FICS’17 Stage 2 were taught about how to transform an innovative idea ...

7. FICS`17, Pre Stage 2 competition held at CEME on 15th March, 2017

FICS`17 Pre-Stage 2 screening round was held for the first time ever at College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (CEME) on 15th March, 2017. The event was one of a kind and was initiated and led by the dynamic leader, commandant EME. The event was organized to not only ...

8. Ideas-to-Enterprise Workshop

Right after FICS’17 Stage 2, CAC & TiE Islamabad organized an intensive full-day “Ideas-to-Enterprise” workshop on Saturday 22nd April 2017 at the NUST College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (CEME). The workshop was exclusively designed for FICS’17 finalists in or...

9. Stage 2 – Finding Innovative & Creative Solutions for Society (FICS’17)

The Stage 2 Event and Opening Ceremony of Finding Innovative & Creative Solutions for Society (FICS’17), a platform to foster social entrepreneurship, was held at National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) on 18th April, 2017. Rear Admiral Dr Nassar Ikram, Pro-Recto...

10. Curriculum Improvement: Departmental Curriculum Review Committee (DCRC) Meetings at various NUST Schools/Colleges:

Curriculum improvement is one of the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the Council where it is guaranteed that existing curricula is improved & new curriculum is introduced at various levels at NUST, bringing the curriculum up to date with market requirements. In this...

11. Industry Visits arranged for Students of NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) & School of Natural Sciences (SNS)

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 CAC for Students of School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS) in the last quarter of 2016. These visits not on...


12. SDPI Consultative meeting

SDPI is a policy research institute and the oldest civil society, non-profit think tank in Pakistan, which produces knowledge on sustainable development to enhance the capacity of government, and private sector in making informed policy decisions and to engage local communities on issues of public interest. SDPI in collaboration with various knowledge partners has conducted in-depth research on the prevalent social enterprise policy landscape in Pakistan. The research suggested that urgent ...

13. NUST-School of Art, Design & Architecture (SADA) Mid-Jury of Graduating Batch

The mid-Jury of Industrial Design Projects was held on 26th April, 2017. The Students of the graduating batch of the Industrial Design Program are set to be the pioneer batch of SADA Industrial Design in year 2017. In order to maximize the opportunities for their pioneer batch, the school administration sought assistance from Corporate Advisory Council in bringing Industrial Experts for the evaluation of the students’ projects. This initiative was aimed at educating the industry about the new pr...

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