Over next few months the Board will be identifying academic programs and research areas aligned to economic sector/sub-sectors/ productswith high potential for contribution to economic growth. MBUST is seeking professional advice from experts for analyzing the attractiveness of proposed promising economic sectors/sub-sectors/ products. The board has tentatively identified the following four areas: tourism, ICT, energy and water resources, and mountain/hill economy. Professionals wishing to work on these areas or their own proposals for economic sectors/sub-sectors/ productswith high potential for contribution to economic growth are requested to forward their expression of interest (EOI). The EOI should be accompanied by a CV, a brief description of the track record of achievements made and specification of the interest area. Those who are proposing their own potential areas are requested to provide evidence-based justification for the proposal.