R&D Fund Sponsors Connect 2011 - 6th Information and
Communications Technology Exhibition & Conference
National ICT R&D Fund sponsored the 6th Connect Conference at
Karachi Expo Center between 3rd – 5th May as R&D Sponsor. The
conference had representation of over 100 companies from 14
countries. The conference and the allied exhibition provided an
excellent opportunity to businesses and individuals to meet and
discuss innovative solutions.
CEO, National ICT R&D Fund, Mr. Fawad Younus was one of the
speakers in the ICT session at the conference. Mr. Fawad briefed
the audience on the steps needed to be taken for the country’s
transition into a knowledge based economy. Later the audience
was briefed on the achievements of Fund and the opportunities it
offers to both industry and academia to develop ICT solutions in
congruence with the socio-economic landscape of Pakistan.
The Fund also setup an independent seminar section with sessions
scheduled at different timings to brief the audience on the
various procedural details that are followed when evaluating
proposals. The presentations, which were shared jointly by
Coordination and S&E departments, were designed to facilitate
and educate prospective researchers on the various funding
streams available and also the overall working of the Fund.