ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and Jinnah University for Women (JUW) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish industry-academia linkages for advancement of academic research for promotion of industrial development in the country.
The purpose of this MoU is to conduct joint research using each other’s research equipment facilities for developing technology and share the same. The FPCCI will offer JUW students internship and assist them in industry-based research projects including startups. However, neither party is obliged to enter into any binding agreement to complete the project.
FPCCI and JUW will also co-hold conferences, seminars, workshops etc. and will also participate in each other’s advisory councils, committees and consultancy services. The signatories will also cooperate in training of researchers of each other and in that case research personnel and trainees shall have a reciprocal relationship with the receiving party.
The MoU was signed by Syeda Saeeda Bano, Vice president on behalf of FPCCI and Mr. Wajeeh Uddin, Chancellor on behalf of JUW. After signing the MoU Saeeda Bano said that the long-term objective of this MoU is to empower women entrepreneurs and nurture women leaders by increasing the number of girl students interested in technology, innovation, digitalisation, entrepreneurship and leadership.