Distinguished Innovations, Collaboration, and Entrepreneurship
Grow automotive industry in Pakistan to globally competitive levels by 2040
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
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
Dr. Abdul Ghafoor
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
Dr. Sami ur Rehman
US & UK
Mr. Fakhar Mahmood
Dr. Khurshid Qureshi
Dr. Qadeer Ahmed
Mr. Saad Ellahie
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.
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)
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.
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.