ISLAMABAD–The Research and Development Division,
Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and the Institute of Space
Technology (IST) have signed an MoU for rolling out “Start and Improve
Your Business” Module in Pakistan.
Prof. Dr. Tariq Mahmood, Adviser (R&D), HEC and Dr. Zafar M.
Khan, Director General, Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC), IST signed the agreement at HEC Secretariat, said a press release issued on Friday.
Fostering entrepreneurship for men and women is vital not only for
Pakistan’s economic growth but also for ripping utmost benefits from our
bulging youth population that is approximately 60 percent of the total
As an effort to enable the universities to play their part not just as
degree awarding institutions but for socio-economic growth, HEC, in
collaboration with ILO is conducting a series of capacity building
programmes for Business Development Service Provider staff of 10
As per this MoU, IST officers, after having been trained as master
trainers, will cascade the training on “Generate Your business Idea”, “Start
Your Business” and “Improve your Business” modules for graduates, potential entrepreneurs and nascent startups.
It is expected that each training cycle will result in at least 10-12
doable business plans and establishment of 5-7 micro, small and medium size
Training of entrepreneurs will be conducted in universities’ own
training venues, with technical guidance from ILO and HEC.
Integrating business or entrepreneurship education with conventional
discipline of teaching will result into cultivating a culture of entrepreneurship in youth and will enable the aspirant entrepreneurs to launch successful businesses.
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