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Venture Capital Fund to Be Launched With Help From Austin-Based Firm

Venture Capital Fund to Be Launched With Help From Austin-Based Firm

The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) with support from 1839 Ventures, an Austin-based venture capital fund, has announced the establishment of a Punjab Technology Fund for technology-based startups in Pakistan. The announcement was made earlier in the week by the venture capital …Continue reading

ICTD 2017 Conference to Be Held in Lahore, Pakistan

Information Technology University (ITU) is hosting the 9th International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) 2017 from 16th to 19th November this year. The four-day conference will be held at Avari Hotel in Lahore. ICTD is the world’s premier …Continue reading

12 Years After the October Earthquake, Is Pakistan Prepared to Handle Another ‘Big One’?

Pakistan sits on top of three tectonic plates that are very slowly colliding into one another. The eastern half of the country lies on the edge of the Indian plate while the western half lies on the Eurasian plate. The southwestern part (at …Continue reading

Nobel in Chemistry Awarded to Developers of Technique for Study of Previously Unseen Biomolecules

The 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been won by three scientists credited with development of cryo-electron microscopy technique that allows study of biomolecules not visible through previously available microscopic techniques. Jacques Dubochet is based at University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Joachim Frank …Continue reading

Scientists Who Discovered Gravitational Waves Win Nobel Prize in Physics

A hundred years ago, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves. These waves were detected for the first time on September 14, 2015. The scientists who led the effort have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. The Royal Swedish Academy …Continue reading

Siemens to Supply Equipment for Punjab Power Plant in Jhang

Siemens, a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, will supply a complete power island solution for construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plant in Jhang, about 250 km south-west of Lahore. The agreement for the purpose was signed between …Continue reading

Blockstack Announces $25 Million Fund for Blockchain Applications

Blockstack, a platform for decentralized internet, has revealed a $25 million investment fund to support developers utilizing its technology to build applications. The startup says that in order to improve an app’s chances of success, it requires access to resources. For this …Continue reading

PlanX Set to Host Fintech Conference

A Fintech Conference, organised by PlanX Technology Accelerator of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), will be held on Thursday,  September 21. The conference aims to highlight the challenges faced by Fintech startups in Pakistan and propose solutions for the entrepreneurial ecosystem of …Continue reading