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Disruptive innovations

After the advent of the 4th Industrial revolution, the world has started changing at a mind-boggling pace. We now live in a world where truth has become far stranger than…

New innovations

THE 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development puts forward an integrated, broad and ambitious plan for global action on sustainable development. With such enthusiastic targets, the need for innovative, disruptive solutions…

Innovations in Agriculture

Urea demand in the country currently stands at 5.833 million tons. But in August 2018 Urea stocks hit the lowest level of 87,000 tons, 12 percent less than the monthly…

Disruptive Innovations

Disruptive innovations

In this rapidly changing world, innovations are disrupting established businesses. Elon Musk, an American entrepreneur, established Space X, which is able to launch rockets to space at a fraction of…

Agriculture: disruptive innovations

Last week I chaired a meeting of the United Nations Advisory Board on Science Technology and Innovation formed by the UN Commission for the South and Central Asian region (UNESCAP)…

Disruptive Innovations

Disruptive innovations

Neuroscientists at the Wisconsin-based Wicab Inc have developed a device called ‘BrainPort’ that helps blind people see with their tongues. According to the late co-founder of the company, neuroscientist Paul…

Tech parks for growth

In today’s fast-paced global economy, technology parks play a crucial role in fostering industrial development by providing an ecosystem conducive to innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship. These designated areas are often…

Promoting innovation

There are some common themes from the lives of Thomas Edison (1847-1931), Robert Noyce (1927-1990) and Steve Jobs (1955-2011) that can provide valuable insights to Pakistan’s policymakers designing policies on…

Myths about taxation

Do our esteemed finance minister, prime minister, policymakers at the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), and economic managers know why the tax-to-GDP ratio is significantly higher in developed countries compared…