Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC)
The ORIC encourages the Research, Innovation and Commercialization culture through integration among University, Industry and Civil Society. QU’s ORIC envisions to emerge as an innovation hub for the region. It aims to connect its faculty and students with existing industries, facilitate new venture creation by faculty and students and commercialize the potential research. ORIC will be a central place to connect academia and R&D institutions with industry and Government for technology exchange. It will increase efficiency in the processes of existing business, enhance social mobilization and development, connect society with state and contribute to improved quality life. Faculty can commercialize their research work to the industry for the benefit of the nation which will develop a trust worthy relationship for future mutual benefit.
Functions of ORIC
Academia and the industrial connection is the backbone of the economy. Every developed country’s companies resolve their industrial problems through their educational asset i.e. Universities.
Following are the initiatives that ORIC will take under industrial linkages:
We are facing a threatening dilemma, on one hand industry is facing scarcity of good human resource and innovations and on the other hand well qualified PhDs and students are not getting any attentions for their noble work. If they get noticed they face a threat of getting their inventions hijacked. ORIC will make sure to solve both of their problems which mainly includes the following:
Institutional Linkages (MoU’s)
For the purpose of research alliances, QU ties linkages with different national and international institutes/universities.
Contact Person: Dr. Rashid Saif
Associate Professor Department of Biotechnology
Email: [email protected]