Ferdowsi University of Mashhad Iran hosted Entrepreneurship 2017 with KarafarinShow/Science Tech+, CODE-International, Khorasan Science and Technology Park and other organizations as organizers. The soft spoken Mayor of Mashad, Head of Khorasan Science and Technology Park and senior academicians from Iran and abroad shared their wisdom openly with the participants. Professor Dr Mohammad Subhan Qureshi, Chief Patron, Dairy Science Park (DSP) represented his own organization.
The focus of the event were the young primary school kids and young growing graduates, trying to find a graceful place in the society through Entrepreneurship Development and not to bag for employment and financial support. They presented innovative ideas and got awards purely on merit, decided through collective wisdom of the participants, via online voting in the sweet Persian language.
In a statement issued by Professor Qureshi on his returning home, said that the future road map of Dairy Science Park was discussed with Dr Irfan Maqsood and other executives of ST+ and the political and academic leadership and senior officers of the Pakistan Consulate at Mashad. DSP has signed a MoU with Konya Teknokent, Turkey for Academia-Industry Linkages and similar arrangements will be finalized with ST+ shortly.
He said that they are working for establishing a linkage between the academia and industries of Pakistani, Turkish and Iranian universities and the business sector. These two bilateral MoUs may be merged into Pak-Turk-Iran Entrepreneurship Nexus (PTIEN), to be signed by the relevant authorities, providing an opportunity to the Academia and Business Sectors in the three countries focused at Academia-based Entrepreneurship development.
The Ambassador of Turkey in Islamabad has been supportive to our endeavors and facilitated issuance of visas to Pakistani delegates attending Dairy Science Park 2017, Konya on November 1-5.
Arif Yousaf, Special Assistant to Chief Minister KP, Pakistan has been involved in our endeavors made so far and led DSP delegations to Bangkok, Phuket, Colombo and Konya for international collaboration focused at Entrepreneurship Development and Bioriks Management.
The Pakistani Consulate at Mashad supported our endeavors and Irfan Bukhari, Mushtaq and Malik Asad showed their interest in the PTIEN. We intend to invite the stakeholders in Afghanistan to join PTIEN.
Dr Tawhid Ali, Nangarhar University Afghanistan has been assisting Dairy Science Park as Focal Point DSP for Afghanistan, Dr Mithat Direk Selcuk University Konya for Turkey and Dr Muhammad Irfan-Maqsood, CODE-International/ScienceTech+, Firdosi University at Iran.
He was hopeful to achieve goals of our mission comprising “Utilization of indigenous human and natural resources for welfare of the people through academia – industry linkage, with focus on entrepreneurship development, Halal/hygienic food production, smart energy, biorisk management, information technology and production of quality-certified products”.