KARACHI - The inauguration ceremony of the Second Invention to Innovation Summit Sindh, organised by the University of Karachi will be held on Wednesday (December 20) at HEJ Auditorium, an official of the institution said on Sunday.

Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed will be the chief guest. Vice Chancellor KU Prof Dr Muhammad Ajmal Khan will preside over the event, while Director ORIC KU Prof Dr Majid Mumtaz will present the welcome address.

Speakers of the first day include CEO Institute of Research Promotion Abid HK Shinwari, President FPCCI Zubair Tufail, President Korangi Association of Trade and Industry Tariq Malik, VC Sindh University Prof. Dr. Fateh M. Burfat, VC Mehran University Prof Dr Muhammad Aslam Uqaili, Chairman Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Dr Anwarul Hasan Gilani and Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation Dr. Muhammad Ashraf.

Closing Ceremony of the summit will be held on December 21 at 4:30 pm at Arts Auditorium, KU.

VC KU Prof Dr Muhammad Ajmal Khan will preside the occasion while Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation Dr Muhammad Ashraf will be the chief guest.

Speakers on the second day include President KCCI Muffasar Atta Malik, Vice Chancellor Iqra University Prof Dr Wasim Qazi, Vice Chancellor Shah Abdul Latif University Prof Dr Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor Jinnah University for Women Prof Dr Naeem Farooqui and Chairman SITE Association of Industry Jawed Bilwani.

Exhibitions on technology prototypes, water, food and energy sector, fund winning training sessions for academia and industry, workshops on organic foods and health, technology for life sciences and competitions will also be held during the two days.