In April 2009, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) initiated a pilot project designed specially to help innovators in developing areas access local based, high-quality technology information services. This project was titled as Technology and Innovation Service Centres (TISCs). The commencement of these centres was a success and therefore, currently there are 500 TISCs operating globally.
Out of these 500, 23 TISCs are operating in Pakistan, presently. LUMS being a proponent of such science and technology related initiatives is one of these 23 institutional bodies. LUMS, signed an MoU with WIPO, HEC and IPO on December 12, 2017 thereby, laying a foundation of TISC at LUMS.