Sunday, November 18, 2018

3 Day Regional Consultative Workshop on National Innovation System and Intellectual Property (Asia Region) from October 7-9, 2013 at Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

INIT in collaboration with Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development is south (COMSATS), The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad, Pakistan, convene a three Day Regional Consultative Workshop on ‘National Innovation System and Intellectual Property (Asia Region)’ on October 7-9, 2013 in Islamabad, Pakistan.

In the rapidly changing socio-economic environment, governments are bound to play a key role in creating enabling environment for innovation, by harnessing the creativity of their people and enterprises, Developing good management practices (specially in small and medium size firms) and facilitating linkages among different stockholders. It is also necessary to support the framework of intellectual property rights (IPR), comprising both traditional and relatively contemporary rights, such as patent for inventions, trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks, design rights, genetic sources, breeding rights, mask work rights and data base rights. A new international understanding is also emerging to protect intangible cultural heritage and to bring traditional knowledge and Folklore under the ambit of Intellectual property Rights.

Workshop was comprised of the sessions addressing afore mentioned issues. Eminent scholars conducted the sessions on National Innovation Systems, role of Intellectual Property Rights in Innovation, policy issues related to innovation and IPR in developing countries, as well as the current status of NIS and IPR in participating countries.

Resource persons in the workshop were the world renowned experts on Innovation systems and Intellectual property.

It was a sublime event in which 15 eminent personals educate 64 participants in concerning issues representing their 49 respective institutions from following 8 countries

  1. Islamic Republic of Pakistan
    1. Ministry of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    2. Planning Commission of Pakistan.
    3. Pakistan National Commission for UNESCO Economic Affairs Division (EAD) Govt. of Pakistan.
    4. Pakistan Standard and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA), Karachi, Pakistan.
    5. Pakistan Scientific & Technological Information Center (PASTIC), Islamabad, Pakistan.
    6. Punjab Information Technology Board, Lahore, Pakistan.
    7. Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SAMEDA), Lahore, Pakistan.
    8. Council for Works and Housing Research, Karachi, Pakistan.
    9. Center of Applied Molecular Biology, Lahore, Pakistan.
    10. National Institute of Electronics, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    11. National Institute of Oceanography, Karachi, Pakistan.
    12. Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies, (PCRET), Islamabad, Pakistan.
    13. National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    14. Pakistan Council for Science and technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    15. Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources, Islamabad.
    16. Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR), Islamabad, Pakistan.
    17. Pakistan Engineering Council, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    18. Pakistan National Accreditation Council, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    19. Pakistan Science Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    20. Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    21. Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    22. National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM), Islamabad, Pakistan.
    23. Kahuta Research Laboratories (KRL), Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
    24. Institute of Research Promotion (IRP), Lahore, Pakistan.
    25. Punjab Education Assessment System (PEAS), Lahore, Pakistan.
    26. Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan.
    27. Higher education Commission of Pakistan.
    28. Pakistan Power Infrastructure Board, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    29. Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited, Pakistan.
    30. Pakistan Innovation Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    31. Quaid e Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    32. International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    33. National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST), Islamabad, Pakistan.
    34. Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    35. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan.
    36. Sukkar Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Sukkar, Pakistan.
    37. Agha Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.
    38. COMSATS, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    39. JUS &REM, Lahore, Pakistan.
    40. University of Sindh, Pakistan.
    41. Sindh Agriculture University,Tandojam, Pakistan.
  2. People Republic of China
    1. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China.
    2. ii. Tongji University, China.
  3. Switzerland
    1. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland.
  4. Sri Lanka
    1. The Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI), Sri Lanka.
  5. People Republic of Bangladesh
    1. Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), Bangladesh.
  6. Islamic Republic of Iran
    1. Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology IROST, Iran
  7. Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
    1. Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  8. United States of America
    1. H.C. Park &Associates, PLC, Washington D.C. USA.

Resource Persons

  • Dr. Naubahar Sharif.
    Assistant Professor,
    Division of Social Sciences,
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,
    Hong Kong, SAR China.

  • Dr. S.T Naim
    Consultant,
    OIC Standing Committee on Science and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH),
    Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Prof. Song Chen
    Deputy Dean
    School of Electronics and Management,
    Tongji University,
    China.

  • Mr. Umer Sheraz
    Senior Policy Analyst
    OIC Standing Committee on Science and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH),
    Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Dr. Imtinan Elahi Qureshi
    Executive Director
    COMSATS Head Quarters,
    4th floor, Shahrah e Jamhuriat
    Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Mr. Mussadiq Hussain
    World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
    34, Chemin des Colombettes,
    1211, Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Mr. Hae Chan Park
    Managing Director,
    H.C Park & Associates, PLC,
    Washington DC, Metro Area,
    USA.

  • Mr. Muhammad Ismail
    Deputy Director (PBR/SME),
    Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan,
    Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Dr. Usman Ansar Khan
    Patent Agent / Technology Advisor,
    H.C Park & Associates, PLC,
    Washington DC, Metro Area,
    USA.

  • Ms Nadia Zubair Shah
    Deputy Director Law,
    Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan,
    Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Mr. Ahmad Farooq Malik
    JUS & REM,
    Attorneys & Corporate Counselors,
    307, Upper Mall,
    Lahore, Pakistan.

  • Prof. Sirimali Fernando
    Chief Executive Officer
    The Coordinating Secretariat for Science , Technology and Innovation (COSTI),
    Sri Lanka.

  • Dr. Husna Parvin
    Director,
    Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR),
    Bangladesh.

  • Dr. Ali Akbar Motaheddi
    Scientific Member,
    Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology IROST,
    Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • Dr. Deba Bahadur Khadka
    Professor,
    Tribhuvan University,
    Nepal
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