An online MoU was signed between Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIK) in Pakistan and US-based company ArchiWiz.
Prof. Dr. Fazal A. Khalid, SI, Rector, GIK Institute, along with Sardar Aminullah Khan, Pro-Rector (A&F), Prof. Syed M. Hassan Zaidi, Pro-Rector (A) and Deans participated in the MoU signing ceremony from the GIK Institute. Mr. Daniyal Feroz, CEO Archiwiz, Dr. Ghanimullah, Dr. Danyal Balki, and Mr. Irfan Qasim attended the online signing ceremony from Archiwiz.
The MoU signifies a commitment to mutual collaboration in various domains, including academic exchange, research and development, technology transfer, and innovation. GIK and ArchiWiz were dedicated to fostering joint initiatives to drive technological advancement and growth in their respective fields.
Key highlights of the MoU include:
Academic Exchange: The MoU emphasizes the exchange of scientific, academic, and technical information, as well as the opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to collaborate on research, teaching, and discussions.
Joint Research and Development: Both parties will engage in collaborative research and development activities, focusing on areas of mutual interest, including enhancing Building Information Modelling (BIM) implementation in Pakistan and conducting joint simulations and experiments.
Innovation and Startups: The MoU promotes joint initiatives to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and the startup ecosystem at GIK. It also encourages cooperation on digital twins for medical and engineering applications.
This MoU signifies a significant step in bridging international boundaries for academic and research collaboration, aiming to create innovative solutions and promote technological progress. Both institutions are enthusiastic about this partnership’s potential and look forward to realizing their shared goals.
The MoU is initially set for three years and can be extended or modified by mutual consent. It is seen as a foundation for future joint endeavors and an example of international cooperation in technology and education.