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National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2012

October, 2012

Ministry of Science and Technology Government of Pakistan

National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2012

October, 2012

Ministry of Science and Technology Government of Pakistan

Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat, Sector G-5/2, Islamabad, Pakistan Phone No. +92 (51) 9204860, 9205157 Fax No. +92 (51) 9205171

www.pcst.org.pk

Content

C O N T E N T S S.No.

Page

I.

Contents

i

II.

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations

iii

III.

Preface

vi

IV.

Foreword

vii

V.

Executive Summary

1.

Introduction

1

2.

Vision and Objectives

3





2.1

Vision

4





2.2

Policy Objectives

4

ix

3.

ST&I Planning and Management Structure

7





3.1

National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST)

8





3.2

Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST)

8





3.3

Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST)

9





3.4

Provincial Departments of Science and Technology

10

4. Human Resources

11





4.1

Education and Training

12





4.1.1

General Education of Sciences

12





4.1.2

Technical and Vocational Education

18





4.1.3

In-service Training

19





4.1.4

Non-formal Education and Training

20





4.2

Service Conditions and Incentives for Scientific and Technical Manpower

21





4.3

Motivational Measures

22





4.4

Science Popularization

22

5.

Indigenous Technology Development

24





5.1

High Technology

27





5.2

Incentives for Development of Technology

28





5.3

Technology for Socioeconomic Development

28





5.4

Codification of Indigenous Knowledge

29





5.5

Management of Intellectual Property Rights Regime

30





5.6

Innovation Fund

30





5.7

Venture Capital and Equity Fund

30

National ST&I Policy 2012

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Content

6.

Technology Transfer and the Creation of Absorptive Capacity

31





6.1

Absorptive Capacity for Technology Transfer

32





6.2

Absorptive Capacity of the Firms

32





6.3