Brainstorming Session – IoT Innovation Center

 
  • According to some estimates there would be 20 to 30 Billion IoT devices by 2020 while there would be 1 trillion sensors by 2025. By 2022 IoT will save consumers and businesses $1 Trillion a year in maintenance, services and consumables. Some of the key IoT verticals around the world are:

     

    1. Smart Home 

    2. Smart Cities

    3. Health

    4. Security

    5. Smart Industry and

    6. Transportation

     

    Pakistani startups and ICT industry have also taken some initial steps in this direction but challenges remain. These include lack of advanced PCB/electro-mechanical equipment manufacturing facilities in the country, problems with import of hardware and lack of standardization, industrial design and packaging facilities. Some of the objectives of IoT Innovation Centre (ITIC) are; enabling startups in the IoT domain through mentor-ship and access to capital, access to state of the art infrastructure, commercialization support, and local and international collaborations. 

     

    National ICT R&D Fund would like to invite startups, industry professionals, innovators and researchers to brainstorm with us in building a state-of-the-art IoT Innovation Center (ITIC) within the country. The meetup session is planned on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 at 1030hrs in National ICT R&D Fund Office. 

     

    Please Click Here and fill out the form to express your interest in attending the event. Due to limited number of seats, only selected participants will be invited.

     

    Remote participants will be able to join on video conferencing link as well.