Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC)

Introduction:
WUS aims at motivating and facilitating the Higher Education in the females to make research a top priority for a sustainable economic growth and future knowledge economy. For this purpose, a centre is established in the university to serve as a pivotal point, encompassing all the research activities - from development of research proposal to the commercialization of research products - under a single umbrella. This centre is called "Offices of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC)". The ORIC provides strategic and operational support to the research activities/programmes of the university and it has a central role in facilitating the outcome of the university's researches. These researches are focused mainly on turning invention (pure knowledge) into innovation (products and production processes) that would ultimately impact on the welfare of the community.

Mission:

  • Knowledge transfer and building community through technology commercialization
  • Promote need-based research in WUS and disseminating it to stakeholders
  • Enhancing collaboration by strengthening university-industry linkages
  • Strengthening research through knowledge sharing, trainings and curricula development
  • Promote private-public entrepreneurship through applied and practical knowledge
  • Transfer of technology for capacity building

Vision:
"Dissemination of technologies through innovative knowledge to the community"

Functions:
ORIC intends to improve the environment for all researches and scholarships by:

  • Supporting the strategic research directions and policies of the university
  • Improving integration of research and education at all levels of the institution
  • Increasing and diversifying external research funding
  • Improve recruitment and retention of the top faculty
  • Translating research for the public's benefit
  • Improving and strengthening university-industry relationships
  • Promoting entrepreneurship, technology-transfer and commercialization activities which improve and support the economy
  • Promoting and improve multi-disciplinary research initiatives

Objectives:

  • Establishing research culture at University
  • Promoting technologies and innovations
  • Updating faculty and students about new journal articles and news items related to their discipline
  • Informing faculty about funding opportunities/resources
  • Promoting multidisciplinary research
  • Exploring and exploiting research and innovations for commercial use
  • Building Linkages between the University and Industries
Sr. Designation Name of Official Email
1 Incharge ORIC / Director /Manager Intellectual Property / Legal Services Dr. Muhammad Ismail oric@wus.edu.pk
2 Deputy Director Shabnam Khan
3 Manager Research Operations & Development Dr. Salma Gul, AP
4 Publication/Communication Specialist Dr. M. Wahab, Associate Prof.
5 Manager of University-Industrial Linkages and Technology Transfer Ms. Qurat ul Ain
6 Administrative Assistant Mr. Yaseen Khan

Contact us:
Dr. Muhammad Ismail
Incharge ORIC
Tel: +92 0938-224222 Ext. No. 209
Fax: +92 0938-221138
Email: oric@wus.edu.pk