Shell Tameer fostering entrepreneurial mindset in young engineers.
Jun 28, 2019
Shell Tameer, in collaboration with NED University of Engineering & Technology, held a half-day event to culminate their “Become a Successful Owner Manager” workshop at National Incubation Centre, Karachi on June 27, 2019.
The objective of the event was to celebrate budding entrepreneurs who have successfully completed their Shell Tameer enterprise development training and developed business feasibilities for commercialization of their final year projects.
60 innovators presented their 20 innovative ideas in four diverse categories of energy, health, technology and social change to a panel of mentors comprising of experts from industry, academia, Shell Tameer alumni and partner networks who critically assessed each presentation and counseled the young to help them become sustainable startups.
Some of the ideas presented were La’al (The Red), a tech-based solution to connect blood donors and the patients through an app for a fast and reliable supply of blood to save lives.
Whereas Resource Recovery Developing Solutions, have designed an alternate for manhole covers by using old tyres. The product will reduce the rubber waste while providing a durable and theft proof road safety solution.
The formal ceremony preceded an enlightening session on “the theory of effectuation” by Dr. Shahid Qureshi- Director Centre for Entrepreneurial Development CED, Institute of Business Administration.
Dr. Sarosh Hashmat Lodi Vice-Chancellor NED, Mr. Habib Haider – Country External Relations Manager – Shell Pakistan Limited and Dr. Rizwan ul Haque Farooqui, Director General NED Academy shared nuggets of wisdom to navigate the challenges young start-ups face at the closeout ceremony and distributed certificates of completion to the students.
“It is heartening to see the innovative and enterprising ideas produced by these young engineers given the right mentoring and opportunity. Engineers will always be needed to spread their expertise across STEM fields, and we believe that it is essential to nurture their entrepreneurial flair alongside their technical skills.’
Going forward these young engineers will continue to receive support and opportunities through Shell Tameer and NED Incubation center to grow and sustain their startups.