|Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization - Overview|
The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) is playing a major role in stabilizing the economic growth and food security in Pakistan. The Faculty at UAF is very vibrant, which mobilizes resources through national and international competitive research grants and thus supports the research and development in agriculture. In addition to producing high quality publications, the University faculty is engaged in innovative research, development of technologies, transforming research outcomes into goods and services. ORIC is striving hard to sensitize and challenge the faculty to compete for national and international grants to enhance quantum of quality research, channelize innovative research for patenting, development of technologies, commercialization and outreach. The ORIC is engaged to strengthen University- Industry linkages with innovative research, spotting and solving the problems of farming community and industry. Through a competitive process the faculty at UAF has mobilized resources from different international and national funding agencies and donors. ORIC manages the research and financial activities of Indigenous Scholarships by HEC, Foreign faculty hiring/visiting scholars Programs which are greatly helping for enriching capacity building and quality research and publications. The ORIC is also grooming the faculty through series of seminar for changing mindset and building capacity for Innovation & Commercialization and resultantly there are number of patents filed by the faculty and startup companies to process innovative research for commercialization. A database Dash Board has been established at ORIC to access real time information. Online applications were made to various agencies to compete for national and international rankings and prizes. All highly sophisticated equipments at the Central High Tech Lab are helping students and researchers from UAF and other organizations are getting services of Lab analyses and customized hand-on trainings. Thus, a good system and enabling environment has been shaped at UAF leading to building communities, leadership and developing knowledge based economy in the country.