HEC awards Rapid Technology Transfer Grant (RTTG) to IoBM

The Department of Environment and Energy Management has been awarded a prestigious research grant from the Rapid Technology Transfer Grant program. Dr. Jamshaid Iqbal, Assistant Professor of Environment and Energy Management, leads as the Principal Investigator (PI) of this innovative project.

This groundbreaking initiative aims to pioneer the development of a state-of-the-art Textile Waste Recycling Machine. Designed to transform textile waste into high-quality raw cotton and fluffy material, this machine offers a sustainable solution with wide-ranging applications. The possibilities are limitless, from serving as raw material for the textile industry to being utilized as fillers for pillows, quilts, jackets, and sofa cushions. This recycled material can also be utilized for making floor mats, sheets, and even bricks, showcasing its versatility and environmental benefits.

To bring this vision to life, The Institute of Business Management (IoBM) has collaborated with SAMA Packaging Machines & Processing Systems, a renowned manufacturer of packaging machines and processing solutions in Pakistan. Led by Managing Partner Mr. Shahzad Umar SAMA, who boasts 22 years of expertise in the field, SAMA has been a pioneer since its inception in 1978. With 47 years of experience and a track record of excellence, SAMA is the largest exporter of machines in Pakistan with its machines being exported to over 22 countries, in the past, machines were imported into Pakistan but now the game has changed as we export, cater domestic and international market too and now we are trusted name in the international market use Made in Pakistan, Made for Pakistan and for globe too.

In a significant step towards collaboration, Mr. Shahzad Umar SAMA recently visited IoBM on May 8th, 2024, where he engaged in discussions with President Talib Syed Karim, along with key representatives including the Director of ORIC, Head of Corporate Affairs, Head of the Department of Environment and Energy Management, and the Principal Investigator of the project, Dr. Jamshaid Iqbal.

In pursuit of fostering stronger ties between industry and academia, SAMA Packaging Machines & Processing Systems and the Institute of Business Management (IoBM) are actively working towards formalizing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) shortly. This strategic partnership aims to synergize expertise, resources, and capabilities to drive innovation, sustainability, and mutual growth.