IdeaGist collaborates with Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre MUET

IdeaGist, international digital incubation platform based in Bloomington – Minnesota at the United States, has recognized Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre (IEC) of Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro as one of its founding members for its Emerging Technology Accelerator (ETA) program.

Mehran University of Engineering & Technology Jamshoro

Under this recognition, the Centre will address, in collaboration with IdeaGist, the impact that emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing, smart robots, and intelligent vehicles projected to have on global workforces. 

According to founder and CEO Hassan Syed, global communities need to get ready now for the disrupting nature of emerging technologies and their potential impact on the way the world conducts business, oversees workforce, and influences innovation by developing capacity and demand.

 He said that capacity planning is the process of determining the production capacity an organization needs to meet changing demands for its products.

 He further said that for small and disadvantaged communities, the cost of assessing, planning, and executing capacity and demand is prohibitive. However, suspending capacity and demand planning for too long can cripple disadvantaged communities and bring about devastating financial and social concerns. 

IdeaGist’s Emerging Technology Accelerators (ETA) initiative focuses on capacity building in seven key emerging technologies: AI, 3D printing, blockchain, internet of things (IoT), augmented reality, intelligent vehicles, and smart robots. 

The goal is to have 100 communities worldwide join IdeaGist’s ETA by the end of 2018. Under the initiative, IdeaGist will provide a platform for knowledge transfer between participating communities, enabling them to both provide and receive talent, technology, and training collaboratively.

Economic development agencies, educational institutions, science & technology parks, accelerators and incubators and other organizations that join the initiative will have exclusive access to global knowledge transfer portals for each technology represented in the program.

Vice Chancellor of MUET, Jamshoro, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Aslam Uqaili said that MUET feels proud to be member of IdeaGits’s Emerging Technology Accelerators program. This recognition shows the way how MEUT adopts global challenges to resolve through incubation.

Startups companies working at IEC will benefit much from the recognition. We are aimed at resolving social issues through research, incubation, and entrepreneurship culture within the university’s faculty, students, and staff.

The manager of IEC expressed that it is proud moment not only for IEC but for whole MUET community. He congratulated startups working in the Centre on different business ideas.

He said that the mentoring, guidance, and assistance provided to the startups at the IEC will be enhanced and the Centre will go through more international opportunities like IdeaGist Emerging Technology Accelerators to contribute to the culture of social entrepreneurship in the society. 

Technology plays a critical role in addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges, and also poses significant economic and social risks if communities don’t plan ahead.

The world is entering a fourth Industrial Revolution, so it is vital that shared norms and protocols are developed to ensure that technology serves humanity and contributes to a thriving and sustainable future.

The following international organizations have joined IdeaGist’s ETA initiative as founding members: 

  • Bioindustry Park Silvano Fumero S.p.A., Italy 
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (IEC) Mehran University, Pakistan 
  • Bir Ventures USA Ltd. 
  • Birla Institute of Management Technology, India 
  • Business & Innovation Center, Macedonia 
  • CSU Chico State Center for Entrepreneurship, USA 
  • Global Incubation Services (GINSERV), India 
  • The Institute for Innovators and Entrepreneurs at Hamline University, USA 
  • International Institute for Knowledge and Innovation (I2KI), USA 
  • Malaysian Technology Development Corporation, Malaysia 
  • META Foundation. Italy 
  • The Research Institute for the NY State University at Binghamton, USA
  • Signature Entrepreneurship Academy, South Africa 
  • Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan 
  • Universidad del Mayab, Mexico
  • Youngstown Business Incubator, USA 

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تین روزہ بین الاقوامی تجارتی نمائش”ٹیکسٹائل ایشیائ2018ء“کا آغاز( کل) ہفتہ کو لاہور میں ہوگا۔

اسلام آباد ۔ 7ستمبر (اے پی پی) تین روزہ بین الاقوامی تجارتی نمائش”ٹیکسٹائل ایشیائ2018ء“کا آغازہفتہ کو لاہور میں ہوگا۔ پاکستان چائنا جوائنٹ چیمبرآف کامرس اینڈ انڈسٹری( پی سی جے سی سی آئی) عالمی تجارتی نمائش کا انعقاد ای کامرس گیٹ وے پاکستان کے باہمی اشتراک سے کرارہا ہے۔20 ویں ٹیکسٹائل ایشیائ2018ء کے حوالے سے پی سی جے سی سی آئی کے صدر ایم ایم نوید نے کہا ہے کہ عالمی نمائش میں27 ممالک کے 475 غیرملکی وفود شرکت کررہے ہیں جبکہ اس موقع پر مقامی اور بین الاقوامی کمپنیاں500 سے زائد نمائشی سٹالز لگائیں گی۔


چین پاکستان اقتصادی راہداری منصوبے (سی پیک) کے مختلف روٹس پرمخصوص اقتصادی زونز کے قیام کیلئے46 مقامات کا انتخاب

اسلام آباد ۔ 7ستمبر (اے پی پی) چین پاکستان اقتصادی راہداری منصوبے (سی پیک) کے مختلف روٹس پرمخصوص اقتصادی زونز کے قیام کیلئے46 مقامات کا انتخاب کیا گیا ہے۔ ملک کے مختلف علاقوں میں41 ہزار715 ایکڑ رقبہ پر خصوصی اقتصادی زون قائم کئے جائیں گے جس سے ملک میں تجارتی و صنعتی سرگرمیوں کے فروغ اور روزگار کے نئے مواقع پیدا کرنے میں مدد ملے گی۔


Growth of Pakistan’s telecom sector witness dramatic increase

ISLAMABAD, Sep 6 (APP):Telecom industry has seen a dramatic increase during the last four years as irs revenue reached $ 15.35 billion during July 2013 to June 2017.
The growth rate of Pakistan’s telecommunication sector has been impressively fast-paced and contributed a lot in bringing Mobile Broadband services – 3G, 4G, LTE, to the country and has contributed $ 4.42 billion to National exchequer during July 2014 to June 2017.
According to a statistical report July 2018 by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the
number of 3G/4G subscribers in the country has crossed 57 million. Meanwhile, the number of
mobile phone users have increased to 151 million till July 2018.
Member Information Technology at Ministry of IT and Telecommunication, Mudassir Hussain
said, Pakistan, having more than 58 million fixed and mobile broadband users, is providing
affordable and quality internet services as compared to other regional countries and it is
the competition due to which broadband rate in Pakistan is also far more affordable than
the other countries.
He told APP that for Pakistan, recognizing ICT as an industry has been very recent but our IT
and Telecom sector is moving on fast pace and all these things really matter in decision making
of global players to set up their presence here and that will help in generating revenue.
The ministry official told APP to promote telecom industry in 2014, 3G licenses were awarded
to Jazz, Telenor, Ufone, and Zong while the last one was also given the license of the 4G
service. Later on, in 2016, Telenor received the 4G license and after that Jazz was awarded
the same license in 2017.
He said, Mobile broadband users remain significantly higher than fixed broadband user to
the dominance of the mobile platform in the country.
Statistics issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) have showed that
number of mobile phone users reached 151 million by July 2018, as compared to 145.99
million by end of January 2018.
Mobilink Jazz’s total count for 3G users stood at 15.03 million by July 2018, as compared
to 14.54 million by January 2018. Jazz 4G user numbers jumped from 2.23 by January 2018
to 4.6 million by July 2018.
Zong 3G subscribers decreased to 9.22 million by July 2018, from 9.08 million in January
2018, while number of 4G users jumped from 5.07 million by January end to 7.76 million by
June 2018.
The number of 3G users of Telenor increased from 10.75 million in January 2018 to 10.31
million by July 2018. The number of 4G users jumped from 1.88 million in January 2018 to 3.3
million by July 2018.
Ufone total subscriber reached to 7.06 by end of July 2018 as they were 6.630 million in
January 2018.


گذشتہ مالی سال2018ءکے دوران سیمنٹ کی صنعت کی شرح نمو14 فیصد رہی

اسلام آباد ۔ 6 ستمبر (اے پی پی) گذشتہ مالی سال2018ءکے دوران سیمنٹ کی صنعت کی شرح نمو14 فیصد رہی جبکہ سیمنٹ کی مقامی فروخت میں دوران سال15 فیصد کا اضافہ ہوا ہے۔ آل پاکستان سیمنٹ مینوفیکچررز ایسوسی ایشن( اے پی سی ایم اے) کی رپورٹ کے مطابق گذشتہ مالی سال کے دوران سمینٹ کی صنعت کی مجموعی پیداواری استعداد کے 93فیصد کے مساوی پیداوار حاصل کی گئی ہے۔ رپورٹ کے مطابق گذشتہ مالی سال کے دوران سیمنٹ کی فروخت کا حجم 45.8 ملین ٹن تک بڑھ گیا۔