Pakistan’s Ministry of data Technology and World leading Social Media Platform Facebook together with National Technology Fund (IGNITE) launched the first Facebook Innovation laboratory situated within the National Incubation Centre at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).
This amazing launch event was held on Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019, Many famous leaders from around the globe attended the event.
This lab i.e Facebook Innovation lab is the ist of its kind launched by Facebook in Pakistan. Through this Lab, the entrepreneurs, developers, and IT Professionals will be trained which will result in enhancing their expertise. This platform will also serve as an opportunity for developers to build applications and products using VR.
Jason Lin, (Programme Manager) Partnerships at Facebook said;
“We are proud to launch 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”.
Yusuf Hussain, CEO Ignite aforementioned,
“Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Artificial Intelligence are rapidly expanding and will be major sectors of the future. Ignite’s the 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.”
LUMS Vice Chancellor, Dr. Arshad Ahmad also stated,
“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.”
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