They also urged the need to set up a caucus of Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC
)'s already established in universities for identifying issues highlighted inSDG's and move with a collective thought.
He said ORICs
are being established to links between universities and firms in Pakistan and shared details about business incubation centres.
He also added that all regional ORICs
need to identify their strength and share resources with others making equally beneficial for the community.
Dr Ashraf was expressing his views while addressing at the concluding session of the second Invention to Innovation Summit Sindh 2017 organized by ORIC
Karachi University in collaboration with Pakistan Science Foundation and Institute of Research Promotion (IRP) at Arts Auditorium Karachi University.
Dr Arshad Ali urged the gathering about the urgency to create a framework and a mechanism to promote innovation and create a progressive environment for ORICs
by encouraging cross learning and mentoring as Pakistan possess talented entrepreneurs who need guidance.
Imtiaz Rastgar, different opportunities and challenges for tapping potential of faculty members and students were discussed at length and the members were tasked to come up with models and format to make role of Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC
) more proactive and target-oriented.
representatives from NUST, COMSATS Institute of IT,
The MR-35 is ORICS
' most affordable rotary packaging system.
He maintained that HEC and its regional centres along with federal and provincial ORICs
will start celebrating the first week of April as University-Industry Linkages Week from the next year.
He said ORICs
of local universities could help the industry in resolving its key problems, improving productivity and value addition of products.
An official of HEC told that the commission has established 26 Offices of Innovation, Research and Commercialization (ORICs
) earlier to facilitate the universities' research focusing mainly on transformation of invention into innovation.