About DICE: Distinguished Innovations, Collaboration and Entrepreneurship
DICE Foundation, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, registered in Michigan, USA.
DICE Foundation in collaboration with its domestic and international partners, is pursuing a DICE Program in Pakistan, to foster culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the country and transform Pakistan into an innovation-driven economy. The partners of DICE Program in Pakistan are: PCST, British Council, ISESCO, FPCCI, British Council, NUST , NEDUET , COMSATS, IST, UET-KPK, UET-Taxila, UOG, IBA Karachi, UAF, LUMS, DUHS, NTU, Sukkur IBA SMEDA, PSF, ICT R&D Fund.
Annual DICE Mega Innovation % Entrepreneurship event is one of the major initiatives of the DICE Program and has been conducted every year since 2007. The idea behind the event is to motivate academia, industry, government, entrepreneurs and expatriates to come to a common platform to showcase innovations and technologies, share knowledge and further collaborate with each other for the rapid development of innovative products, necessary for the socio-economic development of the country.
Besides, DICE Mega event, there are several other focused annual events such as DICE-Automotive @ NUST, DICE-Energy@NED, DICE-Health@DUHS, DICE-Textile @NTU (starting 2016) , DICE Agricultural & Food Sciences (starting 2016) and DICE Information & Enabling Technologies @ CIIT (starting 2016) conducted under the DICE Program. In addition, there are numerous intra-university events conducted as well.
In addition to annual innovation events, DICE Foundation has also launched Innovation centers at several universities to turn concept ready innovations into implementation and commercial ready products and there are several strategic projects currently being worked on the auspices of these centers.