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UNIDO is Supporting Academia Industry Collaboration for Successful Adaption of Fourth Industrial Revolution in Pakistan

September 23, 2021

UNIDO in Pakistan has been supporting effective collaboration of the academia and the Industry for Industrial Energy Efficiency. Under the Sustainable Energy Initiative for Industry in Pakistan —a project of UNIDO funded by the Global Environment Fund (GEF), a recent accomplishment of is successful launch of ‘EnergEyer—an intelligent Energy Management System’ which is developed by the National University of science and technology (NUST) and is installed at Fazal Steel Pvt. Ltd. which is one of the 50 industrial units supported by UNIDO for energy advisory consultation.

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad the Principal Investigator (PI) of the project from SCME- NUST with his highly competent team has developed EnergEyer which will enable the process industries by incorporating the concepts of Artificial Intelligence (AI), wireless communication, and cloud computing in the conventional Energy Management System (EnMS), to manage the energy losses in the industry.

 

The Pro-Rector NUST, Air Vice Marshal, Dr. Rizwan Riaz, S.I. (M) formally inaugurated EnergEyer by unleashing the plague at Fazal Steel (Pvt.) Ltd on 23 September 2021. The event was attended by representatives of NUST, UNIDO and Fazal Group of Companies. 

Pro-Rector NUST, while addressing the participants, said, “I am immensely thankful to FSL Group of companies for facilitating and investing in this research and development which would help to bring the advanced technology on a national platform. He also appreciated UNIDO and Fazal Steel for joining hands with NUST for this wonderful initiative.”

Mr. Masroor Ahmed Khan, National Project Manager UNIDO, shared on behalf of Ms. Nadia Aftab, UNIDO Country Representative, “UNIDO in Pakistan has an extensive and successful portfolio in industrial development cooperation. While UNIDO is providing technical support to Fazal Steel in its goal to achieve Energy Management System Certification ISO 50001, under one of its flagship projects on Energy Efficiency, it is heartening to see an effective collaboration between Academia and Industry being taking place”.