The inception of CAST, the Center for Advanced Studies in Telecommunication, in 2007 was part of an effort to facilitate innovative research and human resource development through a partnership with the Industrial sector. Associated with the faculty of Engineering, it is one of the earliest research centers established at COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI). Its focus has expanded beyond telecommunications to encompass a wide range of engineering disciplines, including robots, additive and subtractive manufacturing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the internet of things. The research facilities that CAST holds are unparalleled in the field of hardware manufacturing and testing. The members of CAST’s faculty are highly qualified specialists in their respective domains.