Students urged to transform innovative ideas into business
PESHAWAR—University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar on Wednesday organized an awareness seminar on United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs and Starts Up in Pakistan.The seminar informed the students about how to participate in this year’s clean technology competition and win up-to $20,000. The seminar was organized by the Mechnaical Engineering department, UET Pehsawar with Dean Faculty of Engineering Prof. Dr. Noor Muhammad in the chair.
Dr. Khizar Azam and Dr. Abdul Shakoor, Department of Mechanical Engineering acted as focal persons of the seminar. UNIDO’s National Programme Coordinator Dr. Shahina Waheed, UNIDO’s Technical Expert for Cleantech Pakistan, M. Hammad Basher Saeed, and Chairman Department of Mechanical Engineering Prof. Dr. Naeem Khattak were also present.
Dean, Faculty of Engineering, UET Peshawar, Prof. Dr. Noor Muhammad in his speech urged the students not to underestimate themselves. “You have the ability to face any challenge and have to use your abilities by having confidence in yourself,”
Prof. Dr. Noor Muhammad said while emphasizing the students to participate in the competition at the maximum. Prof. Dr. Noor Muhammad assured UNIDO delegation that the students of UET Peshawar will participate in number higher than last year. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Shahina Waheed, National Programme Coordinator UNIDO speaking on the occasion the idea of the Global Cleantech Innovative Programme is all about developing an innovation into successful business.
She said UNIDO wants to provide a platform to the students to become an entrepreneur by transforming their innovative ideas into business. Technical Expert Cleantech Pakistan Mr. M. Hammad Bashir Saeed informed the students about the Award and how to participate in it. He said that the finalists will be taken to the United States where the global awards will be announced.