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Industry- Academia linkages are indispensible to commercialize Research Waheed Ahmad Vice President FPCCI

Industry- Academia linkages are indispensible to commercialize Research  Waheed Ahmad Vice President FPCCI16th March 2018, Mr. Waheed Ahmad Vice President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) welcomed the delegation of Jinnah University for Women comprising faculty members, ORIC and students. He said that in today’s world academia- industry linkages are indispensible to promote the research conducted by academia and their adopting in the industry.

He informed that keeping in view changing global demand in commerce and trade the industry and academia is the most important mechanism. Industry demands new business models that are rapidly gaining the grounds all over the world.

further emphasized upon need for demand driven research work FPCCI being apex body can recommend acidic research for adoption in the industry. On the other hand researchers would be able to receive incentive for work from relevant industry. FPCCI is serving as a bridge between industry and academia. He also told that in past FPCCI formed standing committee on education, higher education vocational education but this year FPCCI has focused to promote linkage by inviting various universities to develop research oriented network., where FPCCI would suggest industry demand to the university for research.

On the occasion Mrs. Saeeda Bano Vice President FPCCI highlighted the problems of women entrepreneur and said that women researcher should also explore various areas for women empowerment and their participation in the economic development.

Maher Alam Khan
Acting Secretary General