Ministry of Information Technology of Pakistan and Facebook along with the National Tech Fund has launched the first Facebook innovation lab in the NIC Located at the University of LUMS in Pakistan.
This Event was held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The event was attended by many leaders from all around the world who came together and debated on problems such as Tech and women.
This innovation will focus on providing infrastructure access to entrepreneurs, Developers, and community groups their aim is to enable them to train, network, and grow their expertise.
This facebook innovation will also help the developers of Pakistan to build application and products while using emerging tech like VR (Virtual Reality).
The Facebook Innovation lab will give Start-ups the infrastructure and the access they need to refine and scale his/her business models so they will succeed in Pakistan and scale internationally.
The innovation is not only providing a showcase of the brand technology, But participants will be matched with mentors and also connect with Facebook’s global and exclusive experts, specialists in product innovation, industry leaders, data protection, and business growth.
FB-START AND DEVELOPER CIRCLES
The Participants of this innovation will be able to access FB start, Fbstart is a global programme designed to help start-ups to build and grow his/her businesses.
Permanently, the Participants of this innovation will be encouraged to connect and supports one another through developer circles, Developer circles is a community-driven programme for developer collaboration.
Jason lin Programme manager said: “We are proud to launch the Facebook Innovation Lab as a part of our long term commitment to support innovation and the developer community in Pakistan.
Facebook is committed to building an impactful community in Pakistan and we believe it is important to support businesses, start-ups and the individuals who are driving innovation to grow and succeed.
We are confident that through our partnership with the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, National Incubation Centre (NIC) Lahore, Ignite and LUMS,
the Facebook Innovation Lab will not only be a unique training and innovation center but will support a vibrant and transformative technology community in the country”.
Mr. Yusuf Hussein CEO ignite said: “Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Artificial Intelligence are rapidly expanding and will be major sectors of the future.
Ignite’s a partnership with Facebook, one of the world’s leading AR/VR development platforms, will help launch this crucial 4IR technology in Pakistan in a big way.”
Dr. Arshad Ahmad
The vice chancellor of LUMS Dr. Arshad Ahmad said: “Innovation is the backbone of cutting edge research and quality teaching at LUMS.
The Facebook Innovation Lab Pakistan provides leverage to our core offerings and enables us to achieve another level of training and mentorship – it promises to create social capital amongst young entrepreneurs that will drive their ideas with no boundaries.”