KARACHI: International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University ofKarachi (UoK), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with INJAZ Pakistan, which is an initiative of the Aman Foundation. The MoU was signed in a meeting recently held at the Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drugs Research (PCMD), University of Karachi. Director ICCBS-UoK Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary and Chief Executive Officer INJAZ Pakistan Uzma Khan signed the MoU on behalf of their institutions. On the occasion, Manager Academics INJAZ Atif Iqbal, Program Facilitator INJAZ Madiha, Dr. Hina Siddiqui and Syed Azfer Hussain of ICCBS were also present. According to the agreement, INJAZ Pakistan will be facilitating and conducting training sessions at ICCBS, the ICCBS spokesman said, adding that some of its training programs include entrepreneurial master class workshops, innovation camp workshops, company program and business startup program. He said that the services of INJAZ will largely be used in the ICCBS Technology Incubator & Industrial Park (TIIP), which is going to be launched soon at the ICCBS, University of Karachi at a cost of Rs.188 million. The technology park aims to bridge the gap between industry and universities, and to fuel up the process of organized development work, he adds. Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary said that ICCBS is the first institute in Pakistan to be recognized as United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation Centre for Excellence (UNESCO) Category-2 Institute. He also stressed the need of training of scholars in economically relevant fields of chemical and biochemical sciences, and resources mobilization for the future growth.