The Innovation Lab is a special initiative of PIF carried out with the sole purpose of finding novel solutions through faculty-student exchange, across universities in Pakistan. The Innovation Labs provide a conducive surrounding for creative solutions from the identification of the problem till the discovery of the solution through collaborative problem solving.
The PIF Innovation Labs are currently located in the following universities:
- University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
- PMAS Arid University, Rawalpindi
- University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore
- CASE, Islamabad
- Karachi Institute of Technology & Entrepreneurship
One of the major parts of these innovation labs is the brainstorming exercise carried out by students and faculty to identify problems and create innovative solutions in Water, Climate, Information Sharing, Energy, Farmer Information System, Communication among others. The students were divided into the groups and given their desired field to deal with. The session was divided into two parts. First, students and faculty were told to focus on the main problems of their fields and then move towards solutions. In the process of that, some of the groups come up with very important problems as well as innovative and creative ideas to solve those problems.