NUST develops assistive technologies displayed at Pakistan’s 1st Technology for Inclusion Summit

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Staff Reporter

National University of Sciences & Technology in collaboration with Pak-Everbright Development Organisation held Technology for Inclusion Summit 2021, a first for the country, at the university’s main campus.

The prime objective of the summit was to bring together and connect relevant stakeholders in the domain of assistive technologies.

The chief guest, Ms Kanwal Shauzab, MNA & Parliamentary Secretary Ministry of Planning, Development & Special Initiatives, commended the efforts of NUST in bringing industry and users together under the umbrella of Summit.

She added that these extensive and informative sessions could help us in achieving the goal of sustainable and inclusive development of Pakistan, where we can empower and engage people without any discrimination.

Earlier in his welcome remarks, Dr Rizwan Riaz, NUST Pro-Rector Research, Innovation & Commercia lisation, emphasised that the university takes its social responsibility very seriously and has aligned all its core functions – from governance and academics to research – to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Mr Shahab ud Din, CEO, Pak Everbright Development Organization the stressed the need for developing cost-effective assistive technologies in the country.

He also extolled NUST for organising this summit and making these devices accessible for general masses.

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