Facebook and Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology along with the National Technology Fund (IGNITE) launched the first Facebook Innovation Lab located in the National Incubation Centre (NIC) at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).
The launch event, held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, was attended by several think tank leader from across the world who came together and debated on issues such as women and technology; the impact that virtual reality has on social good and impactful ways to harness technology for social good.
Jason Lin, Programme Manager, Partnerships at Facebook;
“We are proud to launch Facebook Innovation Lab as a part of our long term commitment to support innovation and the developer community in Pakistan. Facebook is committed to building an impactful community in Pakistan and we believe it is important to support businesses, start-ups and the individuals who are driving innovation to grow and succeed. We are confident that through our partnership with the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, National Incubation Centre (NIC) Lahore, Ignite and LUMS, the Facebook Innovation Lab will not only be a unique training and innovation center but will support a vibrant and transformative technology community in the country”.