University of Technology Nowshera fuels up collaboration with Small Industries Development Board and Industries
The Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC) of University of Technology, Nowshera, in collaboration with and the Small Industries Development Board (SIDB), successfully convened a pivotal meeting on 23 November 2023 at UoT-Nowshera. The prominent 15 industrialist from different sectors also actively participated in the meeting. The gathering aimed at fostering facilitation and collaboration in the realm of research and development within various industries. Universities have demonstrated a proactive commitment to providing their technical expertise to industries, fostering collaborative partnerships aimed at addressing and resolving the specific challenges faced by local businesses. Universities can contribute by aligning their research and academic programs with the evolving needs of industries, ensuring that graduates possess the skills and knowledge required in the professional landscape. Facilitating internship programs and industry attachments allows students to gain real-world experience, bridging the gap between theory and practice. The industries, on the other hand, can actively engage with universities by providing insights into market trends, participating in collaborative research projects, and offering mentorship opportunities. The SIDB plays a crucial role in facilitating this collaboration by acting as a conduit, providing support and resources to both academic institutions and industries. Delving into the imperative relationship between academia and industry, discussions centered on establishing mutual benefits through strengthened linkages. The event served as a platform for dialogue, emphasizing the pivotal role of research and development in shaping the future of industries and fostering innovation. The University of Technology, Nowshera, remains committed to bridging the gap between academia and industry for the collective advancement of knowledge and economic growth.