DICE Automotive

DICE Automotive

Distinguished Innovations, Collaboration, and Entrepreneurship

2nd All Pakistan DICE Textile Innovation Event 2018 at NTU

More information about the event: http://ntu.edu.pk/dicetextile/

DICE Annual Fundraising Event in Michigan 2017

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DICE Virtual Innovation Competition 2017 at NED

NED Entrepreneurship Society organized the 4th installment of the biggest innovation slam of NEDUET this July, DICE Virtual Innovation Competition 2017. With the motto of enriching the embedded culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in the student...

VISION

Grow automotive industry in Pakistan to globally competitive levels by 2040

MISSION

Encourage and promote automotive related innovations throughout the country and transform them into commercial products and services; and to serve as R&D wing for the automotive industry to help solve their technological problems

Key Initiatives

Key Initiatives

Annual Automotive Innovation Event

Access to international markets via expatriate network

Commercialization through Automotive Innovation Center

Capacity Building through expatriates working in global automotive industry

Engage government officials and act as a think-tank to aid Government in automotive policy making

Core Team

PAKISTAN

Dr. Abdul Ghafoor

co-chair

Dr. Mazhar Abbas Rizvi

Dr. Amer Bhatti

Dr. Mushahid Hashmi

Dr. Tahir Izhar

Dr. Irfan ul Haq

Mr. Naweed Hasan

Dr. Tareq Manzoor

Mr. Mashood Ali Khan

co-chair

Dr. Sami ur Rehman

US & UK

Mr. Fakhar Mahmood

Dr. Khurshid Qureshi

Dr. Qadeer Ahmed

Secretary

Mr. Saad Ellahie

Chair

Mr. Sohail Jamal

Mr. Umar Khan

Mr. Zamir Ahmed

Annual Innovation Event

Purpose of this event is to promote innovation and entrepreneurship by providing a forum for students to showcase innovative ideas and products to automotive industry.

This event also brings leaders from academia, expatriate community, industry, and government together to discuss challenges, opportunities, and actionable plans for both short and long-term growth of automotive industry in Pakistan.

Capacity Building

Pakistani expats from auto industry in the US, UK, and other countries are working with a consortium of universities in Pakistan to build capacity in vehicle design and manufacturing.

Consortium universities and focus areas: NUST (Integration, Chassis, Thermal), CUST (Controls), NED (Engine, Trans), COMSATS (Exterior, Interior), UET Lahore (Electrical, Electrification, Autonomous), NCA (Design/Styling)

Commercialization

DICE Automotive Innovation Center (AIC) which was launched in 2015 is a collaborative initiative of NUST Islamabad and DICE Foundation with the key objective of transforming high potential ideas into commercial ready products and services for the automotive industry.

One of the main goals of the AIC is to build a demo vehicle in sub-compact segment based on indigenous design, styling, and engineering

Access to International Markets

Network of contacts established over time by Pakistani expats working in the auto industry in the US, UK, & other countries provides an excellent opportunity for auto parts manufacturers in Pakistan to gain access to international markets.

In May 2016, DICE Automotive in collaboration with PAAPAM held first ever exhibition of auto parts from Pakistani manufacturers in SE Michigan.

Engaging Government

One of the key initiatives is to engage government officials and institutions, for example Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) in DICE activities to establish individual and institutional relationships with the aim to serve as a think-tank to aid the government in automotive policy-making.

Strategic Partners

Strategic Partners