Old Innovation Summit Islamabad

Annual Invention to Innovation Summit Islamabad

Building Innovative Pakistan through S&T Policy

April 15-16, 2020 – Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad


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Policy Sessions:

S&T Policy for Industrial Sectors and ClustersRegional Development through S&T Policy, Diplomacy and ExchangeS&T Policy for Governance Education, Economics and Entrepreneurships
National Policy for S&T DataEconomic Rejuvination through Priority Sector Growth : Time to follow Blues Clues

Registration for Session Participation

We are looking for policy concepts for S&T policy summit to be held on April 15-16, 2020 in QAU. the last date for submission is March 01, and the acceptance confirmation date is March 15, 2020.
The last date for expo project submission is March 20, 2020.

Annual Innovation Summit is jointly organized by many partners and hosted by Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad every year.

The innovation summit presents

1) Technology Expo; which includes:

  • Display of Innovations by Academia, Industry, Social and Public Sector
  • Technology and Ideas Exchange
  • Networking with Innovators, Investors, Facilitators, Businesses and Potential Partners
  • Cash and Non-Cash Awards
  • Commercialization of Academic Technologies
  • Innovative Solutions for Industrial Problems

The projects are invited for display and may be registered by clicking here

2) STI Policy Conference includes:

  • STI Governance
  • Integration of STI, Education and Economics
  • Role of Politics, Society, Industry and Media in S&T Promotion
  • IPR, Technology Commercialization and Funding
  • International Case Studies on S&T Led Growth

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The policy papers are invited on the following topics

S&T policy Governance- Education, Economics and Entrepreneurship

  • Connecting Education, Commerce and S&T in Pakistan
  • Governance of S&T Intuition and Way Forward
  • Policy Development Framework – Triple Helix Approach
  • Entrepreneurial Academia and Future Challenges
  • Structural and System Issues in STI Institutions
  • Performance Assessment and Reward system in STI institutions
  • Financial Policy for STI Institutions
  • Integration of Govt Ministries and Departments for Science, Technology and Innovation

S&T Policy for Industrial Sectors and Clusters

  • Innovation Cluster and Development- Policy Reforms
  • Innovative Industrial Sector – Policy Reforms
  • National and International Industrial Integration
  • Industry Policy and Incentives to Drive Innovation and Research in Businesses
  • Innovation Led Industry Growth- Model Policy Proposals for Industries
  • Policy to Connect Industry, Academia and Govt for Innovation

S&T Policy for IP, Law and Legislation

  • Technology Transfer and Diffusion in Pakistan
  • IP Protection, Legal Framework and Enforcement
  • Policy to Promote Patenting Culture
  • Policy to Ensure IP Governance and Protection
  • Legal Framework, Judiciary Reforms and IP Disputes Handling

Guidelines for Submission

  • The policy papers must relate proposals with the context and problems of Pakistan
  • The policy papers must show the impact of the proposed policy
  • The policy papers must be based on some real research and data driven
  • The policy papers must include governance issue related to policy implementation
  • The policy papers must present requested interventions for policy implantation
  • The policy papers should propose financial requirements for policy implementation
  • The policy papers should present an estimate of development outcomes in terms of employment, economic activities, tax/revenue collection for Government and export increase
  • The policy papers must share experiences of similar interventions in other parts of the world.
  • The policy papers need to be in simple language, understandable for non-experts and precise within 1000-1500 words.

Important Contact:


Organizing Committee:

Patron in Chief:  Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali. (TI) (Vice Chancellor-QAU)
Head of Organization Committee:  Prof. Dr. Rani Faryal (Chairperson, Department of Microbiology)

Organization Committee:

  • Dr. Safia Ahmed (Department of Microbiology)
  • Naima Attiaq (Manager ORIC-QAU)
  • M. Ishtiaq Ali (Director Academics/Associate Prof., Department of Microbiology)
  • Umar Masood (Associate Prof., Department of Plant Sciences, QAU)
  • M. Farooq Hussain Munis (Associate Prof., Department of Plant Sciences, QAU)
  • Hassan Javed (Associate Prof., Department of Plant Sciences, QAU)
  • Asif Jamal (Dy. Director QEC, Assistant Prof., Department of Microbiology, QAU)
  • Arshad Hussain, (Assistant Prof. Department of electronics)
  • Naeem Ali (Associate professor, Department of Microbiology, QAU)
  • Muhammad Imran (Associate professor, Department of Microbiology, QAU)

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