Visit of Delegation from Sialkot Chamber of Commerce

On 16th August 2016, members of The Sialkot Chambers of Commerce, Mr. Syed Ahtesham Mazhar, VP; Mr. Zeeshan Waheed, ECM; Mr. Mian Imran Akbar, ECM; Mr. Salman Mir, R&D Officer, visited GIK Institute. The purpose of their visit was to strengthen industry-academia linkages and discover new source of innovation for industries in Sialkot. The members were thoroughly impressed by the completed and ongoing state-of-the-art technical projects at GIK Institute. Their visit laid the foundations for several possible collaborations in the areas of: new product development, reverse engineering, training and development, and corporate governance.

One of the groundbreaking outcomes of their visit was the suggestion of establishing an R&D Club at GIK Institute which will allow the companies in Sialkot and rest of the country to outsource their R&D activities to GIK Institute on a yearly subscription model.  Companies who will be interested in investigating a particular product/service further will team up with the concerned faculty member/s, who will act as consultant/s to the company. This fruitful collaboration will allow students and faculty at GIK Institute to work on real industrial problems while industries will be able to deploy latest, scientific and innovative solutions to their existing problems.


Date: 25th August, 2016