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Directorate of ORIC

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INTRODUCTION

The Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) at the Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Science (LUAWMS) in Uthal, Baluchistan, was established on 27 th December 2013 in accordance with the guidelines of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. ORIC has been established to promote research, innovation and commercialization activities in the university and provide a platform for faculty and students to showcase their research and innovation capabilities. It is committed to fostering a culture of research, innovation and commercialization in the university and to facilitating its faculty and students to be successful in their respective areas of research and innovation. ORIC strives to provide a conducive environment for research and innovation activities, enhance the visibility of LUAWMS research and innovation activities, and promote collaboration between the university and the industry, as well as other organizations.

VISION

To become a leading research and innovation hub, promoting the culture of knowledge-based economy and entrepreneurship in the region.

MISSION

The Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) at Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Science, Uthal, Baluchistan is committed to promote an environment of research and innovation to produce high-quality research outputs that can be translated into commercial products and services. We strive to facilitate collaboration among academia, industry, and government to enable the university to compete in the global market. We will also provide technical and financial support to the faculty, researchers, and students to foster research and innovation.

OFFICERS PROFILE

Dr. Amdadullah Baloch


OBJECTIVES

  • To foster research, innovation and commercialization activities at the Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Science (LUAWMS) in order to promote knowledge creation, transfer and utilization of knowledge.
  • To provide an enabling environment for faculty and students to identify and explore research opportunities, and to promote research collaboration with other universities, research, and funding agencies.
  • To coordinate the research activities with the help of local and international organizations, industry and other research and development institutions.
  • To provide technical and financial support to the faculty and students for research activities.
  • To facilitate the commercialization of research results and to promote the transfer of research results to the market.
  • To provide a platform for interactions and collaborations between the university, industry, government and other research and development organizations.
  • To provide training and capacity building to the faculty and students for research and innovation.
  • To promote the development of research and innovation culture in the university and in the region.
  • To promote the protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs) and to ensure that the university benefits from its research and innovation output.

FUNCTIONS

  • To provide a platform to faculty, students, and researchers to commercialize their research.
  • To create linkages between the university and industry to promote collaboration and mutual benefit.
  • To provide an environment to promote innovation and entrepreneurship among the students and faculty.
  • To provide an interface between the university and the external world to facilitate the transfer of technology and to create opportunities for research and commercialization initiatives.
  • To provide a platform to review and monitor research projects and to facilitate their funding.
  • To facilitate the filing of patent application and to promote intellectual property management.
  • To establish collaboration with national and international universities and research centres to promote mutual benefit.
  • To provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and knowledge among faculty, students, and researchers.
  • To promote capacity building activities in research and innovation in collaboration with other universities and research centres.
  • To provide guidance and support to the faculty and students for the commercialization of their research and innovation.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

The Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) at the Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences (LUAWMS), Uthal, Baluchistan is a central hub for the promotion of research, innovation, and commercialization of the university’s research output. ORIC provides oversight, guidance, and support to all the research projects, research proposals and research publications of the university. It also helps in coordinating and developing partnerships with external organizations for research funding, joint research, and research collaboration. Furthermore, ORIC also serves to promote research, innovation, and technology transfer by designing programmes, seminars and workshops. In addition, ORIC plays a vital role in developing and protecting intellectual property rights and commercializing the university’s research output. The office works in close coordination with the relevant departments, faculty, and industry to ensure that the research conducted at the university is of the highest quality and is beneficial to society.

FUTURE PLANS

The Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) of Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Science will continue to work diligently to promote excellence in research, innovation, and commercialization. ORIC will strive to become a hub of regional and national research and innovation activities, by providing a platform for researchers and innovators to collaborate, share and disseminate knowledge.

ORIC’s future plan includes the following initiatives:

  • Strengthening the existing research infrastructure and providing necessary support to researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs.
  • Developing an integrated research management system to facilitate the exchange of ideas and research among the university and its partners.
  • Introducing new technology, processes, and products to promote research and innovation.
  • Establishing research and innovation hubs to promote collaborative and interdisciplinary research.
  • Establishing incubation and acceleration centres to support the development of innovative business models.
  • Facilitating the commercialization of research and technology products.
  • Developing an effective intellectual property management system.
  • Establishing robust linkages with industry, government and other research and innovation stakeholders.
  • Developing strategic alliances with public and private sector organizations to facilitate technology transfer.
  • Promoting knowledge sharing and outreach activities.
  • Developing an effective monitoring and evaluation system to ensure that research and innovation activities are in line with the university’s strategic objectives.
  • Enhancing the capacity of ORIC to serve as an effective link between the university, the industry, the government and other research and innovation stakeholders.

ANNUAL REPORTS

AVAILABLE SCIENTIFIC/ RESEARCH EQUIPMENTS

RESEARCH ENDOWMENT FUND

LINKAGES

The Office of Research (ORIC) has facilitated many Agencies and Institutions such as United State Education Foundation Pakistan Scholarships (Full Bright) (UA&FAO), Sukkur IBA & Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd (OGDCL), Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) and Institute of Research Promotion (IRP) Lahore to present their objectives at LUAWMS.

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Last Update: July 16, 2021