ORIC

Introduction

The Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization – ORIC at Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University of Technology and Skill Development – BBSUTSD has been constituted with the aim to enhance research, innovation, and commercialization activities and programs. ORIC at BBSUTSD has the mandate to promote research and development activities, capitalize commercializable inventions, and enhance innovation in addressing the problems faced by industry and society at large.  ORIC extends its strategic and operational support to RIC activities at campus.  As technologies have grown more sophisticated and emerging industries have become more high-tech, universities have become more important players in the processes of invention, innovation, and commercialization. To support the invention, innovation, and commercialization processes ORIC at BBSUTSD has played a central role since its inception. The university is in the initial phase of development and being the infant ORIC several initiatives have been taken to support and promote RIC activities.

The continuous professional development and technical trainings of faculty and researchers to conduct research remains at core services of ORIC. Considering this, ORIC at BBSUTSD is continuously striving to equip researchers with required technical and professional skills for publishing quality research and innovating inventions to cater growing needs of industrial sector. In this connection, several research seminars, trainings, and workshops on various topics of interest are being organized from time to time for university fertility. ORIC is committed to continuing career development programs in research, innovation, and commercialization. In pursuit of strengthening research, innovation, and commercialization activities and programs, ORIC at BBSUTSD has framed this framework and comprehensive research policy with the following mission, goals, and objectives.  

Vision & Mission

To provide strategic and operational support to research, innovation, and commercialization activities and programs of university, by facilitating research community for research capacity building and productivity, innovation to commercialization, industry-academia linkages, technology transfer, and intellectual property management.

Objectives

  • Considering its mission statement, ORIC at BBSUTSD has outlined objectives and goals.

  • Build research capacity of researchers and faculty.
  • Establish, maintain, and promote research activities and programs.
  • Enable congenial and conducive environment for research.
  • Promote research publications and products.
  • Identify potential sources for research funding.
  • Enhance innovation in addressing the problems faced by industry and society at large.
  • Cultivate the culture of commercialization.
  • Establish industry-academia linkages for RIC activities.
  • Extend and energize entrepreneurial initiatives.
  • Enable technology transfer programs.
  • Manage intellectual property rights.
  • Facilitate and support researchers for publication and presentation of research work.
  • Proactively provide information about research funding opportunities to researchers.
  • Facilitate timely completion of funded research and development projects.
  • Maintain efficient and productive communication channels with funding agencies.

Organogram

TERMS OF REFERENCE (TORs)

  1. The ORIC Steering Committee (ORIC-SC) is governed by the following TORs:
    1. ORIC-SC is the governing body for the ORIC and will provide strategic leadership and governance oversight.
    2. ORIC-SC provides dedicated advice to the Vice Chancellor for decisions and actions to be taken in accordance with the objectives, goals, and scope of the ORIC.
    3. ORIC-SC continuously review the performance of ORIC in line with the devised KPIs and strategic plan and guide the ORIC leadership by providing effective oversight and evaluations.
    The ORIC Steering Committee (ORIC-SC) at BBSUTSD:
    a. Devise and approve the five-year strategic plan for the ORIC and ensure its proper compliance.
    b. Review and approve the recommendations for implementation of initiatives for better achievement of ORIC objectives.
    c. Provide policy guidance to ORIC and university leadership.
    d. Provide strategic directions to ORIC for plans and initiatives.
    e. Review the overall performance of RIC activities in university.
    f. Help to bridge the gap between academia-industry and provide crucial advice on matters to promote university-industry linkages and commercialization.
    g. Advice Vice Chancellor on the research management challenges of university.
    h. Ensure that ORIC’s activities and initiatives are coordinated with other relevant stakeholders, HEC, and other HEIs.
    i. Undertake any other task relevant to the better functioning of the ORIC.

Stearing Commitee

  1. ORIC Steering Committee (ORIC-SC) acts as the steering and governing body and provides strategic leadership and governance oversight for Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization – ORIC at Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University of Technology and Skill Development, Khairpur Mirs. The ORIC-SC is constituted with the following composition.

    Sr.

    Name and Designation

    Position

    Parent Institute / Organization

    1

    Prof. Dr. Rasool Bux Mahar

    Vice Chancellor

    Chair

    BBSUTSD, Khairpur Mirs

    2

    Dr. Imdadullah Thaheem

    Director ORIC

    Co-Chair

    BBSUTSD, Khairpur Mirs

    3

    Prof. Dr. Zeeshan Khatri

    Professor & Chairperson Department of Textile Engineering

    Member

    Academia Expert

    MUET, Jamshoro

    4

    Mr. Riaz Ahmed Arain

    AGM Engineering

    Member

    Industry Expert

    Continental Biscuits Pvt. Ltd.

    5

    Prof. Dr. Hussain Bux Marri

    Dean (Acting) Faculty of Engineering Technology

    Member

    BBSUTSD, Khairpur Mirs

    6

    Prof. Dr. Manthar Ali Keerio

    Chairperson Department of Civil Engineering Technology

    Member

    BBSUTSD, Khairpur Mirs

    7

    Dr. Aftab Ahmed Soomro

    Chairperson Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology

    Member

    BBSUTSD, Khairpur Mirs

    8

    Dr. Ghulam Jawad Sirewal

    Chairperson Department of Electrical Engineering Technology

    Member

    BBSUTSD, Khairpur Mirs

    9

    Engr. Shazia Feroze

    Chairperson Department of Electronics Engineering Technology

    Member

    BBSUTSD, Khairpur Mirs

    10

    Irfan Ali Memon

    Assistant Director ORIC

    Secretary

    BBSUTSD, Khairpur Mirs

Our Team

Dr. Imdadullah Thaheem
Director ORIC
Dr. Mushtaque Ahmed Memon
Manager (Research Management)
Dr. Hassan Ali Soomro
Manager (Innovation & Commercialization)
Mr. Irfan Ali Memon
Assistant Director, ORIC

Activity Calendar

Institutional Quality Circle

Contact Us


Phone: 0243-920172
E-mail: oric@bbsutsd.edu.pk

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