About Us

About Us

Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) is operational at the International Islamic University, Islamabad (New campus). ORIC was established at the University in 2010 with the approval of B.O.G in its 63rd meeting a propos guidelines of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad for all Universities/DAIs of Pakistan to establish “Offices of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC)”. Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) provides 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. By and large Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) is the focal point for all research related activities of the University. ORIC facilitates the University researchers (faculty members and scholars) to promote their research work both nationally and internationally. To this effect, this office has facilitated number of researchers to present their research papers in international conferences, hold seminars/conferences/workshops etc. as well as with the submission and approval of different research & development projects both nationally and internationally. If you want to present your research work in international conference(s), organize a seminar/ workshop/ conference or conduct a research project. Please visit Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) for further assistance and guidance on available funding opportunities. For additional information please browse relevant section of the web-page.

Objectives & Functions

The Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) aims to:

  • Develop, expand, enhance and manage the International Islamic University’s research programs

  • Link research activities directly to the educational, social and economic priorities of IIUI and its broader community

  • Ensure that the quality of research reflects the highest international standards and advances the stature of the International Islamic University among the world’s best research institutions

  • The Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) seeks to enhance the research culture at IIU and realize above-mentioned objectives by:
  • Supporting the university’s strategic research directions and policies

  • Increasing and diversifying external research funding

  • Improving recruitment and retention of top faculty members

  • Improving integration of research and education at all levels of the university

  • Improving translation of research into the public benefit

  • Strengthening university – industry relationships

  • Promoting entrepreneurship, technology transfer and commercialization activities that energize and support the local and national economy

  • Promoting and enhancing cross-cutting and multi- disciplinary research initiatives


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