Microsoft is going to establish an Innovation Centre in Peshawar with collaboration of provincial Information Technology department.
This news was revealed by a Microsoft delegation’s meeting with the IT department’s senior officials in Peshawar. Zafar Ali Shah, Science and Technology and IT Secretary, chaired the meeting. On the other hand the Microsoft Pakistan’s manager Nadeem Ahmad Malik led the Microsoft delegation.
Microsoft to Establish an Innovation Centre in Peshawar with the collaboration of provincial Information Technology department
In this meeting the attendees discussed the opportunities for the promotion of information and communication technology and also the venues of collaboration between Microsoft and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa IT Board. The attendees also discussed that in the province special focus will be on e-governance. They also discussed the importance of intellectual property rights.
The meeting also saw an agreement upon a road map which will be developed for extending support to the youth and the attendees also discussed matters related to collaboration and cooperation with regard to intellectual property rights. It was agreed in the meeting that a road map will be developed for extending support to the youth and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s IT sector’s private entrepreneurs.
Currently Microsoft has two innovation centres in Pakistan. One is in Lahore and other one is in Karachi. In Pakistan these are just two of their MIC’s. MIC’s provide facilities, resources and support for students, entrepreneurs and startups. Most importantly their main aim is to accelerate the creation of new startups, jobs and the growth of a country’s software ecosystem