DICE Foundation, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, registered in Michigan, USA.
DICE Foundation in collaboration with its domestic and international partners, is pursuing a DICE Program in Pakistan, to foster culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the country and transform Pakistan into an innovation-driven economy. The current partners of DICE Program in Pakistan are: HEC, PCST, ISESCO, British Council, COMSATS, IBA, LUMS, IST, NUST, NED, SMEDA, PSF, ICT R&D Fund, UOG, DUHS, UET-KPK and UET-Taxila, UAF and NTU.
Annual DICE Mega Innovation Event is one of the major initiatives of the DICE Program and has been conducted every year since 2007. The idea behind the event is to motivate academia, industry, government, entrepreneurs and expatriates to come to a common platform to showcase innovations and technologies, share knowledge and further collaborate with each other for the rapid development of innovative products, necessary for the economic development of the country.
Besides, DICE Mega event, there are several other focused annual events such as DICE Automotive, DICE Energy & Water, DICE Health, DICE Textile, DICE Agriculture & Food Sciences and DICE Information and Enabling Technologies organized under the DICE Program. In addition, there are numerous intra-university events conducted as well.
- To foster culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the country and make it part of Nation’s DNA.
- To establish a strong linkage b/w academia and Automotive industry and provide a common platform for academia, industry, government, entrepreneurs and expatriates to interact, share knowledge and collaborate on innovations and commercialization, in order to grow the indigenous Automotive industry in the country.
- To create a positive and favorable image of Pakistan Automotive industry in the eyes of international community – i.e. country fully capable of developing innovative automotive products for domestic market as well as for rest of the world.
- To expedite the process of technology revolution in Pakistan by motivating both academia and industry to acquire, promote and utilize state-of-art technologies/high-tech software for the rapid development of innovative automotive products.
The event of DICE Automotive 2017 provides a platform for students of the country to showcase their innovative projects related to Automotive. The platform bridges a gap between academia and industry for better collaboration, solving industrial problems and sharing of ideas for developing innovative products of the future. It also provides students and industry a chance to present their ideas and products to professionals and renowned personalities of the country.