Virtual Science Summit 2021
Creating Synergies with Scientific Diaspora in Australia
The High Commission of Pakistan, Canberra will hold a ‘Virtual Science Summit-2021’ titled “Creating Synergies and Partnership with Scientific Diaspora in Australia”. The Summit is part of the ‘Science Diplomacy Initiative’ of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan to bring together Pakistani Science & Technology stakeholders in public and private sector with scientific diaspora and entrepreneurs abroad.
The Summit will provide an interactive opportunity to explore opportunities in capacity building of Pakistani science and technology institutions, and adding value to the existing scientific research in the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics/ Medicine) particularly in fields of digital precision agriculture, robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology, phenome/genome and genes bank, science popularization, space technologies/geographical information systems, renewable energy, quantum computing and artificial intelligence, among other areas.
The Summit would also explore start-up entrepreneurial opportunities in science and technology-based ventures. The matchmaking possibilities under the ‘Science Diplomacy Initiative & Diaspora Outreach Research and Innovation Network’ (DORIN) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, would include stakeholders from public sector such as Ministry of Science & Technology, National Science & Technology Park, Special Technology Zones Authority, Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan, Higher Education Commission, Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication, National Incubation Centre as well as prominent academic professionals in Pakistan working on new and emerging technologies. Private sector institutions, enterprises, and entrepreneurs would also be part of the engagements.
The High Commission encourages researchers, scientists, academics and entrepreneurs of Pakistani origin working in Australia to register for participation in the Summit by filling up the registration form available at the link below. Date and time of the Summit and Sectoral meetings would be announced later.