STAFF REPORT ISB: A 12-member Pakistani university delegation is in United States on a 10-day study tour organised by the US Department of Commerces Commercial Law Development Programme (CLDP).

The delegation is comprised representatives from Pakistani universities interested in creating technology transfer offices (TTOs) and technology incubators (TIs) on their local campuses.The CLDP is a programme run by the US Department of Commerces Office of the General Counsel, which provides technical assistance to governments and private sector leaders in countries around the world in support of economic development goals.

Officials from HEC will accompany the delegation, since the HEC has plans to facilitate the development of TTOs and TIs in select Pakistani universities. The programme will begin with meetings in Washington, at the CLDP and the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Delegates will visit a technology incubator, a prominent medical research institute, and an open-fabrication and prototyping studio. The delegation will then travel to Denver, Colorado, to participate in an Association of University Technology Managers course on Technology Operations and Organization Licensing Skills.

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