Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC)

In recent millennium global knowledge economy has strengthen the need for strategic partnerships that go beyond their traditional roles as collaborators. World-class research universities are at the forefront of pioneering such partnerships. They are intended to run longer, invest more, look beyond and sharpen the competitiveness of industries, universities and regions. Keeping in view of these challenges, the Office of the Research, Innovation and Commercialization has been initiated at SSBDU, Karachi. 

The mission of ORIC as outlined by HEC is “Transforming Pakistani universities to drive high impact innovation, applied research and entrepreneurship”. The ORIC’s vision is to enable and lead Pakistan’s transformation to a knowledge-based economy dependent upon innovation and entrepreneurship. The Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization is being establish to link research and commercialization from SSBDU with emerging and existing firms across Pakistan and around the world.

As an umbrella, ORIC is meant to work closely with the researchers on campus Incubators. The ORIC office also serves as a channel to local, regional and federal partners to ensure research results aid the growth of Pakistan’s economy. ORIC will develop it mechanism for research commercialization and will establish Business/Technology setup to work closely for innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Introduction

 In recent global knowledge economy has strengthen the need for strategic partnerships that go beyond their traditional roles as collaborators. World-class research universities are at the forefront of pioneering such partnerships. They are intended to run longer, invest more, look beyond and sharpen the competitiveness of industries, universities and regions. Keeping in view of these challenges, the Office of the Research, Innovation and Commercialization has been initiated at SSBDU, Karachi.

The ORIC office also serves as Setups to local, regional and federal partners to ensure research results aid the growth of Pakistan’s economy.

Aim and Purpose of ORIC

 The research and innovation activities of ORIC are aimed to:

  • As per HEC guidelines, transforming SSBDU to drive high impact innovation, applied research and entrepreneurship.
  • Platform of SBBDU, to enable and lead Pakistan’s transformation to a knowledge-based economy dependent upon innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • To link research and commercialization from SBBDU with emerging and existing firms across Pakistan and around the world.
  • To encourage work closely with the researchers on campus.
  • To work on commercialization of research and helping startups to grow, create new jobs, products, services, markets, carry out innovation and bring in funding.

Mission and Objectives

The mission and objectives of ORIC comprise:

  • Fund raising for research.
  • Provide information to faculty about various available research grants.
  • Link faculty and students with relevant industry.
  • Help and guide on patent filing.
  • Interface between faculty and the commercial sector.
  • Evaluate markets for commercialization of inventions.
  • Identify potential.
  • Negotiate terms of licenses.
  • Assist with negotiating problematic sponsored research agreements.
  • Help faculty start companies.