Project Industrial Technology Benchmarking (Cutlery and Surgical Sectors of Pakistan)
Implementing Agency Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company – TUSDEC
Funding Agency Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation – PIDC
Project Duration Feb 2018 – Continue


The PC-II of Industrial Technology Benchmarking was approved by Development Working Party (DWP) of PIDC held on 24th November 2017 at a cost of Rs. 36.34 Million to be fully funded by PIDC. The scope of work includes the technology benchmarking of surgical sector (Electromedical devices and Dental & surgical implants) and cutlery sector.

The proposed study will facilitate in addressing the need of technology advancement for the Surgical and Cutlery sectors. These sectors will be supported in entering high value markets through engagement of experts for identification of demand based & value-added products and subsequently develop workable proposals / PC-1s for catering medium to long term requirements of these potential sectors for technology up-gradation: establishment of CFCs & Incubation centres, technical consultancy, Joint Ventures and development of lending programs to support industries etc.

TUSDEC has hired the consultants through international competitive bidding to carry out the benchmarking study. The experts of consultant firms have engaged local industry through meetings, Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and Interviews to form a technical working group of stakeholders from both sectors representing local industry, public sector organizations / departments and academia. The consultant(s) / experts have assessed the state of local industry and identified a range of high value products that can be produced. The consultants along with working groups are finalizing the list of high value products from each of these sectors.

Based on the findings / recommendations of the working group and associated experts, PC-1s will be developed to assist the potential sectors for entering the high value market.