The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) and NADRA Technologies Limited (NTL) have solidified their partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signifying their commitment to joint research, development, and innovation in biometric technologies.
The meeting, hosted at the NADRA Headquarters, marks the beginning of a strategic collaboration aimed at fortifying industry-academia linkages. NTL, renowned for its digital identity solutions, particularly the Pakistan ID stack, stands as a prominent system integrator with a track record spanning nearly two decades. Specializing in e-governance, e-passports, smart identity cards, and civil registration, NTL has earned recognition as a leader in digital transformation on both national and global fronts.
NUST, a top-rated computer science university in Pakistan with a global engineering and technology ranking of 160, is dedicated to multidisciplinary higher education, research, and innovation. Known for prioritizing industry-academia linkages, NUST contributes to the collaboration by focusing on research and development in Contactless Biometrics and Face Liveness Detection Technologies.
The collaboration acknowledges NUST’s cutting-edge initiatives, exemplified by the National Software Technology Park (NSTP) and the TrueID application. Both parties express a keen interest in advancing this biometric application to provide enhanced services to Pakistani citizens, leveraging technology development within the country.
NTL commended NUST’s initiatives and aims to strengthen its knowledge and expertise through the partnership. The collaborative research and development initiatives will encompass facial recognition, contactless biometrics, e-KYC, Digital Onboarding, Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), and Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS), among other areas.
This strategic relationship is poised to drive local innovation in biometric and identity-related technologies within Pakistan.