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Prime Minister inaugurates Pakistan’s first S and T Park – the National Science and Technology Park (NSTP)

Taking a giant leap forward by leveraging its competitive edge in Engineering and Technology in Pakistani academia, the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) has set in motion its flagship project National Science & Technology Park (NSTP), which was inaugurated by H.E. Mr Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, at an auspicious ceremony held at NUST main campus here on Monday. Prominent dignitaries at the event included Federal Minister for Science & Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Chief of Army Staff & Chairman NUST Board of Governors Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, NI(M), ministers, Advisors to PM, ambassadors of friendly countries, senior government and renowned industry representatives from across the country, and the Park’s local and international tenants comprising tech giants, high-tech SMEs and startups. A large number of NUST students were also present.

NSTP, a platform to catalyse the knowledge economy, has been launched under the overarching theme of "INNOVATE PAKISTAN" – a platform designed to synergise researchers, creators, investors, implementers and end users of technologies to transform innovative ideas into successful products and services, while promulgating a culture of entrepreneurship in Pakistan.

NSTP had received a great deal of media attention since the Public Private Partnership Authority (PPPA) gave approval to the university to initiate the process. An impressive number of national and international companies, including Turkish Aerospace Industries, Hytera Communications from China, ABB from Switzerland, APIMatic from New Zealand, Rapidev from UAE, to name a few, have already joined the innovation ecosystem as tenants, while others are aspiring to. The tenants belong to 8 different thematic sectors namely Agri Tech, Auto Tech, Def Tech, Ed Tech, Energy Tech, Fin Tech, Health Tech and Smart Tech.

Speaking at the occasion, the Prime Minister commended the vision of NUST leadership for having planned and accomplished this much needed initiative. He said that it was about time that we did something about it by taking initiatives on the pattern of NSTP – a project that is fully integrated with the Government’s vision of revolutionising the education and industrial sectors from the grass-root to the highest level. Mentioning that all antiquated systems of economic progress have been upstaged by the new and enormously improved “Knowledge Economies,” he said that NSTP is a huge achievement of NUST, adding the Government would make efforts to replicate the model across Pakistan. He assured Rector NUST of his complete backing and support in the development of this national project.  

Here's NSTP's video gallery:

1. Pakistan on the Move https://youtu.be/JBZYqV544CE

2. President NSTP talks about about significance of STPs https://youtu.be/K5SD-QVuSOA

3. VP NSTP congratulating the nation https://youtu.be/oGakPArI9ho

4. GM Ops NSTP talks about STPs as support structures https://youtu.be/B_tlxkweaVg

5. GM Innovation terms NSTP a doorway to prosperity https://youtu.be/zWixX1XH_JU

6. Director Research aligns Innovate Pakistan with the Digital Pakistan programme 

    https://youtu.be/kq-ckBo99EM

7. PNEC faculty celebrates licensing of IPRs to industry 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh6dLYctva0&feature=youtu.be​

8. Director Marketing talks about positioning the NSTP brand https://youtu.be/r-g4EB1Is5U

9. PM Imran Khan at the inauguration https://youtu.be/gyX9S_5tNeM


December 9, 2019

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