About ORIC


Overview

The university true to the innovative spirit of its founders is alive to the cause of research and development. The breadth, depth, and assortment of research activities in the university have contributed to the national socio-economic stream

In the same vein, to channelize research-led initiatives, ORIC has been established. It provides services linked to research and development, innovation, commercialization, collaboration, capacity building and facilitates researchers in the processing of the grants

 

Vision

The vision of ORIC is to promote research and innovation in the local context

 

Mission

To take Pakistan forward by continuously improving quality of research, building partnerships with the industry, and being able to capitalize on outcomes that result from research and development activities

 

Functions

·          To work as per directives of Higher Education Commission

·          To encourage pragmatic research in the context of Pakistan’s socio-economic needs

·          To identify and inform the faculty members about research opportunities

·          To facilitate joint research ventures and academic collaborations

·          To promote publication of research work being conducted in the university

·          To assist faculty in acquiring funds from international and national funding agencies

·          To promote entrepreneurship, technology transfer and commercialization activities that support both local and national economies

·           To commercialize research in collaboration with industry

·          To periodically arrange awareness seminars, symposia and workshops for the benefit of  faculty and students

 

Services

·               Educate faculty about university research policy and process grant requests

·               Develop, maintain and communicate pre and post-award administrative procedures for externally sponsored projects

·               Support faculty regarding contracts, progress reports, and other sponsor grants actions

·               Connect faculty and students with prospective industrial partners

·               Assist students, faculty and alumnus in pursuit of technological or social innovations

·               Mentor the promising start-ups during the initial period when they are most susceptible

·               Assist on patent filing and licensing

·               Continually keep web and social media presence to share the latest research, scholarship, and entrepreneurial opportunities