Our Story

After completing our PhDs and joining academia, we were passionate to do something big. However, as the time went by, the slackness of procedures and inefficient work culture started to frustrate us. From the long delays in equipment procurement to the sloppy mechanism of seeking all approvals via a paper-based file system, it was pretty frustrating. Moreover, publishing research papers for the sake of publishing and getting numbers for promotion seemed futile in real sense. However, there were some amazing things too – openness, flexibility, friendly environment and great engineering projects. A developing country like Pakistan is strewn with problems, many of which can be addressed using technology. Rather than doing blue sky research, our circumstances require an innovation-based approach, where existing knowledge is used to create viable solutions for generating social impact, jobs and revenue. We were fascinated by the enormous potential of internet of things – sensors throwing information to a cloud-based platform and computing useful output while employing Artificial Intelligence. It is hard to imagine an application area or a setting where this cannot be applied. Fusing our frustration with passion, we founded New Vative Technologies in June 2018 and within a short span, started working with clients both in government and private sector. We are realizing our entrepreneurial dream which is challenging and immensely satisfying.

Our Team

Farrukh Bhatti

Co-Founder and CEO
Farrukh holds a PhD degree in the field of Electrical Engineering from University of Auckland. After his PhD he lead several funded R&D projects related to cognitive radios and 5G, video processing using machine learning etc. He has also worked on EMG (Electromyography)-based system for assisting stroke patients. Some of these projects are in pre-commercialization stage. During his postdoc at CONNECT Centre, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, he worked on a European Union funded project (H2020) where he was the lead coordinator between different consortium partners. His passion is to digitize industrial processes using internet of things (IoT) to enhance their efficiency. He is an avid reader and loves reading about entrepreneurship, psychology, neuro science, leadership, personal development etc.

Moazam Maqsood

Co-Founder and CTO
Moazam got his PhD degree in 2013 from the University of Surrey, UK, He joined the Institute of Space Technology in the same year and got involved in various R&D projects. He has a vast experience of managing projects both during his study period as well as in the professional career. He has worked with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.; a leading satellite manufacturer. He also has experience of managing big projects and handling large teams. He secured funding (15M) for the development of High Altitude Platform for providing Internet services to the remote areas of Pakistan. He is a strong believer of industry-academia linkage and tech entrepreneurship. He always motivates his students to undertake projects that address practical problems and also have commercial value.

Ibbtisam Asim​

Embedded Systems Engineer
In final year of his BS, Ibbtisam found his passion in automation, controls and IoT. Since then he is working in Institute of Space Technology on various R&D projects. His major research contributions include design of ADS-B IN and OUT solutions for Pakistan Air Force, High Altitude Platform for IGNITE, development of Computer Vision based Parts Inspection Machine, Attitude Control of Spacecraft with consideration of failures in AOCS, measurement of CORS site deviation due to seismic activities and different research projects on IoT, home and industrial automation.​
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