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October 16, 2014
Serena Hotel

Pakistan Innovation Forum 2014

P@SHA is pleased to announce its association with PAKISTAN INNOVATION FORUM 2014 – The Innovation Nation: The Process and Challenges of Creating an Innovation Eco-System in Pakistan on October 16th, 2014 at SERENA HOTEL IN ISLAMABAD.


Prof. Ahsan Iqbal – The Minister of Planning, Development, and Reform – has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest at the Conference.


This will mark the end of the first year of PIF’s existence and give away Innovation Prizes of upto PKR 10 million (or more) through the National Innovation Grand Challenge (NIGC) and the Ilm Apps Challenge (IAC) – the largest prize purse for any such event in Pakistan!


We believe this would be a great opportunity for you to join this Caravan of Innovation and interact with inspiring innovators and leaders gathered to help achieve the worthy cause of creating an innovative and prosperous Pakistan of the 21st century.


PAKISTAN INNOVATION FORUM 2014 is an EXCLUSIVE BY-INVITATION-ONLY CONFERENCE that seeks to bring together captains of the industry, business, academic, and government leaders, as well as innovators and entrepreneurs together. The conference is free to attend. However, in view of the demand a registration process is instituted to ensure that those who are most likely to benefit from the Conference and contribute to it get an opportunity to get invited. To request an invitation, please fill out the registration form:



Through its first year, Pakistan Innovation Foundation has delivered a series of exciting initiatives, namely:

  • National Innovation Grand Challenge,
  • The Ilm Apps Challenge,
  • The Disruptive Innovation in Education (#DisruptEd) Festival,
  • Pharma and Surgical Innovation Showcase and Conference, and
  • [D]esign Days


The Conference – Pakistan Innovation Forum: The Challenge and Opportunity of Creating an Innovation Nation™ shall be the first of its kind event that celebrates Pakistani Innovation and Innovators and disseminates and documents their innovation journeys. This annual feature will, we believe, not only be an opportunity to take stock of the tremendous innovative potential of Pakistanis but also set the agenda for the year.


The conference shall insightful and inspiring sessions on Corporate Innovation, Development Innovation, The Future of Innovation, Educational Innovation, and Policy Forum that will bring together some of the leaders, innovators, thinkers, and doers within a broad array of sectors to tell their stories and talk about the challenges of creating an innovation eco-system in Pakistan.


Apart from recognising and rewarding the hardwork of our Citizen Innovators competing in the National Innovation Grand Challenge , the Forum shall also launch a number of firsts. It will be an opportunity to announce Pakistan’s first National Innovation Awards ™, launch Pakistan Innovation Report ™ and Pakistan Innovation Playbook ™. 


Your presence will make this event truly meaningful and with impact. We truly believe that innovation is the only way forward for Pakistan to rid itself of its development challenges and enhance its competitiveness globally. Pakistan Innovation Forum ™ is where corporate sector, civil society, and government shall come together to write a new chapter in Pakistan’s history.


Kindly fill out the registration form above by Oct 10th, 2014. Pakistan Innovation Forum will send out invites by 13th October 2014