Launched in August 2012, Plan9 is Pakistan's largest technology incubator that aims to facilitate technological entrepreneurship in the country by providing a nurturing ecosystem for the sustainable growth of product based early stage startups. Housed on the 9th floor of the Arfa Software Technology Park, Plan9 inducts teams bi-annually, making each incubation cycle of 6 months.
To compliment the ongoing efforts of the Government of Punjab to stimulate research and innovation in the area of ICT, an Innovation Center is to be established with the collaboration of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB).
This policy is first of its kind which will help expedite the citizens’ access to information, networks, and better public services. The aim of this policy is to accelerate the digital economy in Punjab by driving innovation.
A ceremony was held at Arfa Software Technology Park in which the Chief Minister Punjab announced the inauguration of the Information Technology University-Punjab (ITU, Punjab).
Chief Minister Punjab, Mian Shahbaz Sharif launched Arfa Software Technology Park (ASTP). ASTP is the Country’s largest Information and Communications Technology Park which offers state-of-the-art business facilities like Tier III Data Center, Disaster Recovery Sites, high-tech security, advanced fire protection system, RFID controlled parking for over 1000 vehicles.