Ignite National Technology Fund (had also been known as National ICT R&D Fund) is now prepared to establish an international standard Incubation Center in Quetta.

For the setup of an Incubation Center in Balochistan’s capital city, Ignite National Technology Fund has already floated the RFP (request for proposals).

It should be remembered here that due to sheer efforts of the Ministry of IT and Telecom and Ignite team, contracts for the three incubation centers – to be built at Lahore, Karachi, and Peshawar- have already been awarded to a consortium that has been led by LUMS, TPL Trakker, and LMKT. Whereas National Incubation Center Islamabad is inducting its second cohort now.

 While chairing the board of directors meeting of Ignite, Minister of State for IT & Telecom Ms. Anusha Rahman,  recently commented that the establishment of the new technology incubation centers across all the four provinces will enable young entrepreneurs from all over the Pakistan to innovate and bring about new solutions.

For the accomplishment of its vision of setting up incubation centers in federal and provincial capital cities, Ignite has invited licensed,  qualified, and registered legal entities for the submission of their proposals for the incubation center in Quetta.

Ignite said that in a manner similar to the other four incubation centers in Pakistan, Ignite wants the Quetta center to promote IT in the province.

It will be allowing local talent, entrepreneurs and startups to grow and improve the economic situation of Pakistan.

How to Apply and Requirements:

◆Applicants should be Active Taxpayers in FBR’s records.

◆Applicants must have a strong financial background.

◆Applicants should have a professional management team and relevant experience in IT.

◆ Foreign joint ventures are strongly encouraged to apply.

In the RFP document, further details regarding the bidding, scope of work and other requirements have been mentioned.

The RFP form can be downloaded from here.

The last date for submissions of proposals is 24th of August 2017.


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