About ORIC

Welcome to the IQRA University Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC). Notified
in 2014 under the esteemed guidelines of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), our mission is to
propel IQRA University into the forefront of high-impact innovation, applied research, and
entrepreneurship. By directly aligning research endeavors with educational, social, and economic
priorities, we aim to create a profound impact on both our academic community and the broader
society.

Our Core Objectives:

  1. Promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Cultivate a vibrant and entrepreneurial
    environment conducive to conducting quality research that expands the boundaries of
    knowledge.
  2. Build Collaborative Ventures: Strengthen industry-academia-government Linkages (Triple
    Helix), stimulate collaborative ventures that directly benefit society.
  3. Facilitate Researchers: Develop robust mechanisms to facilitate researchers, establishing
    strong ties with potential funding/donor agencies.
  4. Transform Research into Societal Benefits: Build a community that transforms university
    research results and discoveries into commercially viable products and services for societal
    benefit.
  5. Faculty-Industry Engagement: Engage faculty with industry, outsourcing technical
    knowledge and expertise to address industrial challenges.
  6. Promote Commercialization Activities: Foster the formation of spinoff companies,
    technology transfer, and commercialization activities, energizing and supporting the local
    and national economy.
  7. Strengthen Bonds with Stakeholders: Develop strong, long-term bonds with policy-making
    and research funding agencies to support research, development, innovation, and
    commercialization incentives.
  8. Entrepreneurship Promotion: Through business incubation and research/innovation park,
    promote entrepreneurship among faculty, staff, and students.

Realizing these objectives involves:

  • Strategic Research Directions and Policies: Developing and implementing strategic research
    directions and policies to enhance the research culture at IQRA University.
  • Diversifying Research Funding: Increasing and diversifying research funding to support a
    wide array of innovative projects.
  • University-Industry Relationships: Strengthening relationships between the university and
    industry to foster collaboration and mutual benefit.
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Promoting entrepreneurship and innovation through
    various programs and initiatives.
  • Technology Transfer and Commercialization: Facilitating the transfer of technology and
    commercialization of research outcomes.
  • Intellectual Property Protection: Protecting the university's intellectual property to ensure
    the rightful ownership and benefits from innovative endeavors.
  • Supporting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Aligning research and innovation
    efforts with the global agenda of achieving Sustainable Development Goals.Join us on this exciting journey of exploration, discovery, and transformation as we work towards a
    future where IQRA University is at the forefront of impactful research, innovation, and
    entrepreneurship.

Team ORIC:

Ms. Zareesh Zehra
Manager ORIC