On 2nd Feb 2021, DHA Suffa University (DSU) and the Hamm Innovation Center in Germany (The Innovationszentrum Hamm GmbH – IZH) signed an MOU for the development of an Incubator at DHA Suffa University (DSU), which would be managed by DSU’s CEID (Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Development) and will oversee the recruitment of start-ups, facilitating their growth by connecting them with relevant mentors. The Hamm Innovation Center (IZH) in Germany will be responsible for supporting the project ideas of selected start-ups and providing them a gate way to the German market. The objective of this MOU is to promote Entrepreneurship in Pakistan at national level, giving start-ups a launch platform to grow bigger.
At the MOU signing ceremony, IZH was represented by Professor Dr. (PHD) Karl-Georg Steffens, CEO Innovation Center Hamm GmbH (IZH) and Dipl. Kfm. Lutz Fissenewert, SES Consultant; Advisor International Collaboration, while DSU was represented by its VC, Engr. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Haque & its Pro VC, Brig. Prof. Dr. Ahmed Saeed Minhas. Mr. Asadullah Siddiqui, Director, office of International Education Resource Center (IERC) at DSU and Ms. Eram Abbasi, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Development (CEID) at DSU also attended the ceremony. Mr. Shahid Zaki (Former CEO Phillips), who will be mentoring the selected start-ups, was also present at the occasion.
Due to COVID situation, the ceremony was held online and COVID SOPs were maintained.
In the pictures:
Front Row Sitting: (lft to rt) –
Brig Prof. Dr. Ahmed Saeed Minhas, Pro-Vice Chancellor DSU
Engr. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Haque, Vice Chancellor DSU
Mr. Shahid Zaki, Guest Mento
Back Row Standing: (lft to rt) –
Ms. Eram Abbasi, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Development (CEID) at DSU
Engr. M. Asadullah Siddiqui, Director, International Education Resource Centre (IERC) at DSU
On Screen: (lft to rt) –
Mr. Lutz Fissenewert, SES Consultant; Advisor International Collaboration, IZH
Dr. Karl Georg Steffens, CEO IZH