Vision and Mission
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
PAKISTAN: Dr. Abdul Ghafoor-(co-chair), Dr. Amer Bhatti, Dr. Irfan ul Haq, Dr. Mazhar Abbas Rizvi, Mr. Muhammad Sabih, Dr. Mushahid Hashmi, Mr. Naweed Hasan, Mr. Najiullah Hussaini, Dr. Raja Amer Azeem, Dr. Sami ur Rehman, Dr. Tahir Izhar
US, Canada, & Europe: Mr. Abdul Mueed Khawaja, Mr. Abid Sandila, Mr. Fakhar Mahmood; Dr. Khurshid Qureshi; Mr. Muhammad Abdul Haris, Dr. Qadeer Ahmed-(Secretary); Mr. Saad Ellahie- (Chair); Mr. Sami Siddiqui, Mr. Syed Asad Ali, Mr. Umar Khan
- Annual Automotive Innovation Event
- Capacity Building through expatriates working in global automotive industry
- Commercialization through Automotive Innovation Center
- Access to international markets via expatriate network
- Engage government officials and act as a think-tank to aid Government in automotive policy making
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.
4th Annual Event was held at NED in Karachi on Dec 28th & 29th, 2017 bringing leaders from academia, expatriate community, industry, and government together to discuss challenges, opportunities, and actionable plans for short and long-term growth of automotive industry in Pakistan.
Pakistani expats from auto industry in the US, Canada, and Europe are working with a consortium of universities in Pakistan to build capacity in vehicle design and manufacturing.
Consortium universities and focus areas: NUST (Integration, Exterior, Thermal), CUST (Controls), NED (Engine/Trans), DSU (Chassis, Electrical), UET Lahore (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 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 provide an excellent opportunity for auto parts manufacturers in Pakistan to gain access to international markets.
DICE Automotive and select group of automotive component manufacturers in Pakistan are continuing to explore export and business opportunities in international markets.
One of the key initiatives is to engage government officials and institutions for example Higher Education Commission (HEC) and members of Planning Commission in DICE activities to establish individual and institutional relationships with the aim to aid government in automotive policy-making especially for future technologies such as Electric Vehicles