Introduction to

Office of Research, Innovations and Commercialization (ORIC), SZABUL

ORIC at SZABUL aims atmotivating and facilitate academic activities in campus, to make research a top priority for a productive and sustainable growth of society. Office of Research, Innovations & Commercialization, SZABUL has started work to organize the multiple activities as per HEC define policies. These researches activities will focus mainly on turning invention (pure knowledge) into innovation (products and production processes) that can ultimately impact the welfare of community welfare.

Objectives of ORICs.

The main objective of ORICs is to develop, expand, enhance and manage the university's research programs and to link their research activities directly to the educational, social and economic priorities of the university and its broader community:


  • Supporting the strategic research directions and policies of universities.

  • Improving integration of research and education at all levels of the institution.

  • Increasing and diversifying external research funding.

  • Improving recruitment and retention of the top faculty members.

  • Translating research for the public's benefits.

  • Improving and strengthening university-industry linkages.

  • Promoting entrepreneurship, technology-transfer and commercialization activities
    which improve and support the economy.

  • Promoting and improving multi-disciplinary research initiatives.

Role of ORIC:

In principle, ORIC facilitates the management of the intellectual assets which mainly stem from faculty research and converts them into mind-blowing technologies giving benefits to the society. There is the significant importance of academia and industry linkages for innovation and experiential educational model development. In this context, ORIC facilitates the establishing of collaborations between industry and academic researchers (faculty). Specifically, ORIC may have the following roles and responsibilities:


  • Identification and evaluation of potential ideas

  • Collaboration with potential industry

  • Development of research and technology

  • Commercialization of technology