ORIC-FJWU Organized workshop on “The Entrepreneurial Scientists – Serving Society and Science”

Picture during workshop.

Rawalpindi :(Educational Reporter) ORIC (Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization) Fatima   Jinnah Women University in collaboration with Institute of Research Promotion (IRP) was organized one day workshop on “The Entrepreneurial Scientists – Serving Society and Science” on February 15, 2019.

Workshop basic aim was to learn about entrepreneurial scientist, the entrepreneurial scientist is academic people who develops products and services for society as well as technology for established firms or commercialize though own startup. Also workshop Based on extensive research done over the last five years on entrepreneurial scientists. More than 300 technology cases have been studied including scientists, students and general entrepreneurs. Hence the workshop presents a perspective of hybrid scientists who purse for academic excellence and positivity impact the human life through new products and services.

Dr. Rashida R. Zohra and RahmatUllahwere the resource persons and the topic of their presentation was How Scientists Solve Problems of Society and Industry? How YOU can Solve Problems of Society and Industry? What makes academics contribute in the development of society and industry? Can a professor revive an industry? Also Workshop activities based on some case studies documentaries in field of entrepreneurial scientist’s field, discussion and Q and A session are part of it.

The Entrepreneurial Science workshop was designed for students,research, startups, ORIC mangers and other externals who aim to navigate both business and academic environments. This concentration offers trainees the opportunity to translate biomedical research into innovative solutions and to develop approaches to commercialization. The program was designed to support a trainee as they acquire skills in key aspects of Needs assessment, Idea development, scientific methodology, Approaches to commercialization and who interested in learning entrepreneurial skills to commercialize their scientific inventions.

The students and faculty from FJWU and university of Sargodha attended the workshop. At the end Ch. ShoaibAkhtar Director, ORIC and Ms. TasneemManager OperationsORIC Presented souvenirs to Dr. Rashida R. Zohra and RahmatUllah and distributed certificated among participants.