Islamabad Campus

ORIC

OFFICE OF RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION

Office of the Research, Innovation and Commercialization

Relationship between university and industry is older than 100 years. 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.

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Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life.

ORIC is meant to work closely with the researchers and on campus Incubators & S&T Park. The ORIC office also serves as a conduit 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 Incubator to work closely for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Dr. Ahmad Hussain

Director ORIC

The ORIC office at SZABIST has been established to provide end to end services for all matters pertaining to research & development, innovation, Inventions, commercialization, patents, collaborations, arranging seminars/ colloquia/ symposium/ conferences/ workshops, etc and/or research publication honorarium. ORIC is helping its researchers to do high quality research that will shape futures, solve real-life problems, change policies and influence practice, all to the benefit of the people of Pakistan. We want our researchers to represent the many different viewpoints and voices of our dynamic, diverse society to ensure inclusivity and a better future for all. We want our research efforts to be sustainable, so that our research community is constantly being replenished with new perspectives and skills, underpinned by an unswerving commitment to sound research ethics. ORIC welcomes opportunities to collaborate and partner with like-minded researchers, research managers and administrators, and our doors are open to postgraduate students seeking a research home where quality counts. The ORIC is trying to establish good working relationship with other higher learning institutions, industries and donor agencies especially HEC, PSF and other universities in Pakistan in the activities that can enhance entrepreneurship, academic and research excellence.

About 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 SZABIST.

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

Aim & Purpose
Mission & Objectives
R & D
Industrial Collaborations

The research and innovation activities of ORIC are aimed to:

  • As per HEC guidelines, transforming SZABIST to drive high impact innovation, applied research and entrepreneurship.
  • From the platform of SZABIST, to enable and lead Pakistan’s transformation to a knowledge-based economy dependent upon innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • To link research and commercialization from SZABIST with emerging and existing firms across Pakistan and around the world.
  • To encourage work closely with the researchers and on campus Incubators & S&T Park.

To work on commercialization of research and helping startups to incubate, grow, create new jobs, products, services, markets, carry out innovation and bring in funding

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 and licensing.
  • Interface between faculty and the commercial sector.
  • Work with patent counsel to assess penetrability/licensing.
  • Evaluate markets for commercialization of inventions.
  • Identify potential licensees.
  • Negotiate terms of licenses.
  • Assist with negotiating problematic sponsored research agreements.
  • Help faculty and students to start companies.

SZABIST Islamabad has a commitment to develop a strong research-based culture and distinctive research activities within the campus. These objectives are being achieved by utilizing the research skills of its faculty members in collaboration with other educational institutions and industry. Our postgraduate students play an important role in developing research-based culture. SZABIST partners with industry and relevant organizations in its efforts to achieve its research and development targets.

ORIC Islamabad has developed strong linkages with the Industry in areas like sharing information/ideas, cooperation in different projects, to seek scholarships and jobs for the students and most importantly to groom its students to convert their research ideas into reality. SZABIST Islamabad has signed several Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) and agreements with local industry and educational institutions for joint ventures/projects. Students are benefiting from these industry linkages to develop their business ideas and to plan for their future.

Projects

Technology Development Fund
SZABIST Media Project titled “Documentaries Highlighting H.E.C/T.D.F Success Stories” awarded grant of Rs. 14 Million under Technology Development Fund (TDF) of HEC. The documentaries will be made on the selected 33 proposals funded by Higher Education Commission Pakistan. An amount of Rs. 8 M PKR has already been given to the project. The candidates are shortlisted against posts of Producer, NLE, Cameraman, Scriptwriter and Graphic designer on merit base. After short listing, interviews were also conducted. The quotations against the purchase of the required equipment have been solicited and purchasing process is in completed. 20 documentaries have been produced so far which got massive media coverage.

Predictive Analytics Lab
Project of Predictive Analytics Lab was approved by the Planning Commission with a total sum of 81.24 million PK. Predictive Analytics Lab granted to (SZABIST), Islamabad Campus target the healthcare and smart manufacturing domain. The client of this project is Government of Sindh and the solutions provided by PA Lab will be used for the improvement and policy assistance in these programs. Currently following milestone are achieved.

  • Lab Equipment and Procurement is completed
  • Hiring and Placement of Human Resource and engaged MS and PhD Scholars
  • National and International Collaboration in Healthcare Sector
  • Requirement Modeling for each Healthcare Program
  • Predictive Analytics Conceptual Framework
  • Attribute Mapping of each Healthcare Program for Predictive Analytics
  • Centralized Data Repository for NSP, EPI, MNCHP, LHWP and NTP
  • Predictive Analytics Findings and its Publication write-ups

Thematic Research Grant:
“Learning Styles and Teaching Styles: The Nexus” under the theme “Education and Development” with an approved cost of Rs. 4.0 Million was awarded to Social Sciences in 2018. Short Term Student scholarships were awarded in 2018 and three students have been successfully defended their theses. Students of MS-Development Studies have also contributed to
Contributed to produce good quality research. The project aimed at; Discovering and describing the prevailing learning styles of the students, Discovering and determining to what extent lecturers´ teaching styles match students´ learning styles, Finding out the differences and similarities of learning and teaching styles, and Propose policy measures for affective teaching and learning methodologies.

Workshops and Trainings

YES Club

14Apr

Poster Competition

12:00 am - 11:59 pm
17Dec

ZABTECH 2019

12:00 am - 11:59 pm
04Dec

ZAB Media Festival

12:00 am - 11:59 pm
27Nov

Our Team

Faculty of Management Sciences

Dr. Khansa Zaman

Focal Person
dr.khansa@szabist-isb.edu.pk

Ms. Zainab Naseer

Research Associate
zainab.naseer@szabist-isb.edu.pk

Mr. Syed Abdul Hameed

Content Writer
M.A English