HEC has established jointly with USAID the United States-Pakistan Centers of Advance Studies on Energy, Water and Agriculture and Food Security during 2014-15.
This was a five year program started in September 2014 and ended in September 2019. The aim to establish Centre for Advance Studies in Energy at NUST and UET Peshawar, Agriculture at University of Agriculture Faisalabad and Water at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro receptively is to work in close collaboration with each other and US Partnering Arizona State University (ASU) to proactively pursue research across the board under taken at all four CASs forming nexus in Energy, Agriculture and Water.
These centers are providing cost effective lab testing and other R&D services. Through multiple collaborations with industry and other stakeholders these centers providing platform to introduce R&D for the improvement of products and services offered by them. Moreover, these centers also provide technical expertise to startup companies and businesses.