The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) and the Pak-Everbright Development Organisation (PEDO) have teamed up to host the first-ever Inclusion Summit 2021.
The summit was hosted at the university, with the primary goal of bringing together users, manufacturers, academics, and other stakeholders in the field of assistive technology. Moreover, this allowed NUST to engage with the industry and display its assistive technologies for potential commercialization.
The summit was attended by Miss Kanwal Shauzab, MNA & Parliamentary Secretary Ministry of Planning, Development & Special Initiatives, who commended the efforts of NUST for connecting the industry and users together through this inclusive event for the first time. She further added that such informative sessions are the key to inclusive and sustainable development in Pakistan.
Furthermore, NUST Pro-Rector Research, Dr. Rizwan Riaz, stated that the university takes its social responsibilities extremely seriously. Furthermore, he noted that NUST has been actively engaged in developing novel technologies and gadgets to address a variety of difficulties and ensuring that the most recent technical developments are adopted to benefit humanity, particularly differently-abled persons. The institution has completed projects in a variety of subjects, including Biomedical Sciences, Neurosciences and Prosthetics, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence, thus far.
Shahab ud Din, CEO, Pak-Everbright Development Organization (PEDO), mentioned his lifelong struggle and difficulties being faced throughout these due to disability and how technology will pave the way for benefits and ease for the disabled.