Case Studies

Invent Business Plan Competition

Invent was created by Cambridge Advisors Network in collaboration with IBA’s Center for Entrepreneurial Development with the intention of developing and improving the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Pakistan. It aims at achieving this by bridging the gap between the industrial sector and the academia. The business plan competition creates a platform conducive for the interaction of students and professionals and exchange of ideas that have the potential of being crystallized into commercial ventures.

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NUST : Discover

Discover is a product of collaborative efforts of the Pakistani Prime Minister, NUST and CAN. Its objective is very similar to that of Invent’s i.e. to close the gap between the academia and industrial sector by providing students with entrepreneurial traits and ideas with opportunities that help them take their ventures forward. The business plan competition creates a platform conducive for the interaction of students and professionals and exchange of ideas that have the potential of being crystallized into commercial ventures

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ICT R& D Fund
Research to Commercialization Program

CAN works with ICTRDF for ICTR &D funded project teams with the process of business plan development and commercialization of products. The trainings aimed to impart business development techniques so that the teams of researchers and faculty could merge it with technical competence and fine tune their projects into commercially viable ones. As of today 60 major research funded projects have participated with follow up visit to US for roadshows to introduce them to Industry and Academia for creating joint ventures and networking.

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