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, Mr. Mashood Ali Khan (co-chair), Dr. Mazhar Abbas Rizvi, Dr. Mushahid Hashmi, Mr. Naweed Hasan, Dr. Sami ur Rehman, Dr. Tahir Izhar, Dr. Tareq Manzoor
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 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.
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 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.
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 government in automotive policy-making