The Virtual University of Pakistan (VUP) and RubiTron Labs (RTL) joined hands for innovation, research and development activities across the country in the field of Information Technology.
In connection, a Memorandum of Understating (MoU) ceremony between both prestigious institutions held at M.A Jinnah Campus, which was presided over by Rector VUP Mr. Naeem Tariq.
Director ICT of Virtual University, Mr. Ehsan Zafar Puri and CEO of RubiTron Labs, Muhammad Rashid Shafi signed the accord at a ceremony organized by Director Information Communication Technology (ICT) of VUP. Director Entrepreneur, PITB Mr. Salman Ameen were also present at the ceremony.
While speaking on the occasion, Rector VUP Naeem Tariq congratulated both the prestigious institutions. He said that the Virtual University being Pakistan’s leading IT University is producing IT Graduates and Tech Entrepreneurs for Pakistan’s most influential IT sector.
To bridge the opportunity gap between academia and industry, sync and secure has initiated RubiTron Labs – An IoT Innovation Centre who are running an outcome-driven Research and Innovation program designed for students and fresh graduates to engage with the latest IoT technologies and industrial IoT trends free of cost.
At this occasion, CEO, RubiTron Labs, Muhammad Rashid Shafi said that RTL will offer internships and research opportunities under the guidance of business leaders to promote students’ research and development activities. He said that VU’s top performing interns will get the placement offers either within the organization or at the local and international industry alliances. He added that RTL will also provide complete access of its lab facility to VU for promoting loT research & development activities in the country.
At the MoU signing ceremony, Director ICT of Virtual University, Mr. Ehsan Zafar Puri also emphasized upon provision of VU labs and equipment to RTL research team as per mutual consent. He also added that VU will also offer mentorship by faculty to assist entrepreneurial ideas under the realms of loT Innovation Center. Based on aligned interest of VU and RTL sponsored projects will also be carried out through RTL. He mentioned, “RTL shall be considered as VU’s preferred loT Lab for conducting technology R&D”.
Director Entrepreneur, PITB Mr. Salman Ameen also highlighted the need and importance of collaborative working of industry and academia so that both can benefit from ongoing developments and can provide the right kind of skillset.