Leather Shaving Blades
Setting a new precedent of technology transfer to industry, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) has licensed two Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) to the industry, relating to fleshing and shaving blades used in Pakistani tanneries sector. The licencing agreements were signed between NUST and M/s Shafi Reso Chemical (SRC), Lahore, on April 25, 2018.
There are about 150 leather processing firms in Pakistan that spend nearly PKR 5 Million per firm per year on the import of fleshing and shaving blades, making an annual market of PKR 750 Million. In the absence of locally available quality blades, the leather manufacturers have no choice but to opt for imported ones. Under the licenced agreement, M/s SRC Lahore will now manufacture these blades locally, thus offering quality indigenous blades at significantly reduced cost, leading to substantial savings in foreign exchange.
Three Phase Load Balancing
NUST has successfully licensed out its third Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) to the industry in Karachi. The IPR is for Three Phase Load Balancing (3PLB), developed by Capt Dr Syed Sajjad Haider Zaidi of Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC) Karachi along with team of three students Mr. Muhammad Osama Bin Shakeel, Mr. Syed Ali Jaffer and Mr. Muhammad Faheem Ali. The IPR has been transferred to M/s Bolts (Pvt) Ltd of Karachi, a well-established company offering Engineering, Design, Manufacturing and Fabrication services to the industry. 3PLB device is power electronics and deals with the issue of load unbalancing through uniform distribution of current in all three phase, hence eliminating the neutral current flow. The technology reduces 20% of the electricity bills if it is installed in a three-phase fed house. The scaled version of the device could be installed to cater the industrial heavy loads. It enhances the efficiency of a transformer and prevents the creation of negative sequence voltages.
NUST celebrates another landmark – transferring of 4 IPs to Industry. Exclusive license of 3 IPs for Spot TB to Pharmatec Pakistan Pvt Ltd, promising quality healthcare at affordable cost for the masses, high socioeconomic impact and a contribution to national development.Spot TB, a handheld robust electrochemical biosensor-based device for early TB detection. The technology has been developed by Dr Shahrukh Abbas from NUST Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Bio-Sciences (ASAB).
Smart Wound Management Device (SWMD)
NUST granted exclusive license of four Intellectual Properties (IPs) to Pharmatec Pakistan Pvt. Ltd, Karachi, a leading pharmaceutical company with international presence, on Friday, November 30, 2018.Dr Nassar Ikram, Pro-Rector NUST Research, Innovation & Commercialisation (RIC), and Dr Shahida Qaiser, MD Pharmatec, signed the agreement for Smart Wound Management Device (SWMD). Prominent among others present at the occasion were Lt Gen Naweed Zaman, HI (M), (Retd), Rector NUST, Mr Pervez Hayat Noon, CEO Pharmatec, and Mr Stephen J Martin, MD Bramart Healthcare Consultancy Ltd, London.NUST is proud of its brilliant researchers Dr Murtaza Najabat Ali and Ms Marium Mir (School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engg – SMME) and Dr Shahrukh Abbas (Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences – ASAB), the owners of the licensed IPs.
NUST always takes pride in developing innovative products to solve national issues and impact society through its research and development. NUST Licenses out 7 intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) to industry on June 9, 2020 for one of its products with strong societal impact. The licensing agreement for “EKKO” was signed between NUST and M/S RISETech, at NUST Islamabad campus. EKKO is a high-tech electronic device to generate artificial neuro-transmissions that are an advancement in cognitive rehabilitation – a modern concept to rehabilitate patients suffering from neurogenic disorders. This concept is based on a new therapeutic procedure titled “Neurotransmission Cognitive Therapy” to implement neuro-transmission cognitive theory innovated by Mr. Shahbaz Khalid Ranjha, a renowned psychologist and speech pathologist. With help of Mr. Shahbaz and funding from HEC under Technology Development Fund, researchers at NUST have proven the efficacy of this device to overcome symptoms like tongue dysarthria, motor speech aphasia/disphasia, tongue apraxia, cerebral palsy including hemiplegia, facial palsy, fine motor movements, eye squints, writing problems, drooling and chewing disorders and slow cognitive development.
Driven by its thrust to bring about economic revolution through technological intervention and cutting-edge R&D, NUST has been sparing no effort to transcend itself as the leading giver of university-based technologies to the industry.
The licensing agreement for “Reshaping Online Consumer Experience with Data-Driven Personalised Chatbots” was signed between NUST and Aarz Media Pvt Ltd, at NUST Islamabad campus. Waqas Mushtaq, Co-founder and MD at PackageX & VisionX, signed the agreement on the behalf of Aarz Media Pvt Ltd. The IPs belong to Dr Faisal Shafait of SEECS and his research associates. The developed system has the potential of bringing a major shift in the way chatbots are viewed by the e-commerce industry.
This opens a new dimension in chatbot R&D by allowing the visitors of an e-commerce portal to close a transaction from within the chat session, without having to go back and forth on the web pages of a huge number of products. The developed system has the potential of bringing a major shift in the way chatbots are viewed by the e-commerce industry from a fun to have add on to a fundamental pillar of online sales; thereby harnessing the true potential of conversational interfaces in the online consumer market. NUST is also currently in talks with few other companies to license out its other IPs having societal impact and are in the market-ready state.
S-Band TRR Module for Phased-Array Radars
The project was related to development of a Transmit-Receive-Receive (TRR) module for phased array mono-pulse radar for ground based systems. This radar technique enables target detection with a single pulse, as opposed to conventional techniques of emitting multiple pulses in different directions and looking for maximum return. The team worked on sub-modules such as transmitter chain, high power amplifier, receiver chain, power supply, embedded system and mechanical chassis finally culminating into an integrated packaged system. The project was a successful indigenization effort for potential use in air-traffic control and surveillance applications through academia-industry partnership between RIMMS-NUST and RWR (Pvt.) Ltd.
Project for Autistic Children
Project for Autistic Children to the local Industry. The PI has successfully developed AI based application which will provide interactive learning modules for Autistic Children ultimately creating an impact.
Development of a single diagnostic kit to detect multiple viruses
Development of a single diagnostic kit to detect multiple viruses. It detects viruses like HIV, HCV and HBV simultaneously. Simple, non-invasive, low cost paper strip would help in early diagnosis at home. The lateral flow assay used for the development of this diagnostic kit is based on six specialized parts of paper based strip: sample pad, conjugate pad, nitrocellulose, test line, control line and adsorbent pad. Of these regions the conjugate pad, test line and control line are of importance with respect to specificity of diagnosis. Once saliva is applied to the sample pad, capillary action leads it to conjugate pad, where it specifically binds and is detected via color change.
N-Safe Gel based Hand Sanitizer
Amidst the ever-growing necessity of regular disinfection of hands to help prevent the spread of novel Coronavirus, the safety of millions of Pakistanis is in jeopardy as many uncertified hand sanitizers, with questionable efficacy, have appeared in the market across the country.
N-Safe Hand Sanitizer Gel has been certified for 99.99% microbial control by Pakistan Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (PCSIR). Having received authorization by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), N-Safe Hand Sanitizer Gel is being manufactured under license by Pharmatec Private Limited, one of Pakistan’s most dynamic and fast-growing privately owned pharmaceutical companies, which is developing, manufacturing and supplying pharmaceutical generics and value-added products in the market.
saNitize liquid based Hand Sanitizer
NUST has a national mandate and a proven track record of society-specific research & development for high quality, cost-effective, and reliable solutions to the diverse challenges faced by Pakistanis. In continuation of the same spirit and practice, NUST has launched SANITIZE; an Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Liquid, developed according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines 2020 that declare only high percentage alcohol-based disinfectants as effective protection against COVID-19.
AWAAZ AI Tech
AWAAZ AI Tech successfully developed AI based application which will provide interactive learning modules for Autistic Children ultimately creating an impact.
Arraytech developed Transmit-Receive-Receive (TRR) module for phased array mono-pulse radar for ground based systems. The project was a successful indigenization effort for potential use in air-traffic control and surveillance applications through academia-industry partnership between RIMMS-NUST and RWR (Pvt.) Ltd.
Developed a single diagnostic kit to detect multiple viruses HIV, HCV and HBV simultaneously. Simple, non-invasive, low cost paper strip would help in early diagnosis at home.
iLabel will provide the data annotation services to the AI companies and tech sector working in the domain of machine learning and AI. iLabel will be leveraging the customized AI tools and algorithms to facilitate the annotation process.
AI Lounge, we will strive to carry out such training camps, workshops and bootcamps that will help in nurturing youngtalent in AI to compete in the international market and to lead companies to
exceptional performance through introduction of automation.
Estatech is GIS based Management System catering to the need of Real Estate industry. The aim of this product is to provide housing societies and apartment complexes a smart GIS based real time management system that enables a housing scheme to operate efficiently in all concerned areas.
Sustainable Environmental Solutions (SES)
Sustainable Environmental Solutions (SES) is an engineering consulting company focused on providing sustainable solutions to some of the environmental challenges in Pakistan as well as globally including; safe water provision; wastewater treatment; solid waste management; air pollution control; environmental monitoring and assessment. SES is committed to providing environmental solutions integrating in-depth research, proactive design, effective implementation, and long-term support for all of our clients.
AAFCON Consultants Pvt Ltd
Structural Engineering firm that provides consultancy on construction projects. We aim to provide solutions for construction projects and at the same time provide opportunity to students to get some real-life experience in the industry by collaborating on projects.