Hazara University Mansehra



  • A center to serve as a pivotal point, encompassing all the research activities - from development of research proposal to the commercialization of research products - under a single umbrella called ORIC
  • HEC has started working to organize the research activities of universities ensuring availability of well-established and fully functional ORICs
  • These ORICs will provide strategic and operational support to the research activities/programmes of a university and it will have a central role in facilitating the outcome of the university's researches
  • These researches will focus mainly on turning invention (pure knowledge) into innovation (products and production processes) that can ultimately impact the welfare of community welfare


“Transforming Hazara university to drive high impact innovation, applied research and entrepreneurship”


  • The office's vision is to enable and lead Pakistan's transformation to a knowledge-based economy dependent upon innovation and entrepreneurship
  • “Making Hazara university a powerhouse of high growth innovation”


  • Supporting research directions and policies of universities
  • Improving integration of research and education at all levels of the institution
  • Increasing and diversifying external research funding
  • Translating research for the public's benefit
  • Improving and strengthening university-industry relationships
  • Promoting entrepreneurship, technology-transfer and commercialization activities which improve and support the economy
  • Promoting and improve multi-disciplinary research initiatives


  • To link research and commercialization from the University with emerging and existing firms across Pakistan and around the world
  • As an umbrella Work closely linked with the researchers, chancellors, on campus Incubators & S&T Park, regional and federal partners to ensure research results aid the growth of Pakistan’s economy
  • ORIC will develop its mechanism for research commercialization and will establish a Business/Technology Incubator

Areas Functioning of ORIC

  • Research Development and operation
  • Innovation
  • Research Commercialization/entrepreneurship


  • Fund raising for research
  • Provide information to faculty about various available research grants
  • Link faculty with relevant industry
  • Help and guide on patent filing and licensing
  • Interface between faculty and the commercial sector
  • Work with patent counsel to assess patentability/licensing