Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC)

Lahore Leads University is a comprehensive research led university, with the focus on technology, novelty and entrepreneurship. The University has devoted significant attention to R&D and its commercialization. For this very reason, Office of research innovation and commercialization (ORIC) has been established under, the directions of Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. The mission of ORIC is to advance, develop, improve and manage the university's research programs and also to link these research related activities directly to the educational, social and economic development of the country. ORIC will also be responsible for assuring that the quality of research reflects the highest international standards and advances the stature of the University among the world's best research institutions.

The main objectives of ORIC are:

  • Developing the university's strategic research directions and policies.
  • Improving integration of research and education at all levels of the University.
  • Identifying and informing the faculty about the research grants opportunities for them to apply and then assist them in acquiring funds from international and national funding agencies.
  • Keeping track of all research carried out by faculty and staff and then commercializing the relevant research to reap maximum benefit for industry and thereby translating the research into the public benefit.
  • Arranging seminars and workshops for the University's students and faculty.

ORIC is also responsible for development and promotion of following activities:

  • Increase funding for research from all public and private sources.
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with donors and stakeholders.
  • Oversee proposal development and submission.
  • Facilitate commercialization, licensing, etc. of University research products.