Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC)

Welcome to AUORIC

Under the directives and supervision of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan, the Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) was established at Air University, Islamabad in January 2011 and got registered in August 2013.

In consonance with Air University’s vision- "Air University aspires to be among the leading national universities, excelling in teaching, learning, research, innovation and public service", AUORIC is striving to bridge the gap amongst AU research groups, HEC and other research funding organizations at national and international level.

Air University ORIC is dedicated to fetch a fair number of Research and Development projects, having reciprocal value both for Air University and the project partner organizations. The research yield of AU has been coherent with all state requirements and accelerates the socio-economic progression of Pakistan.

The office has established strong linkages with relevant stakeholders and is in the process of refining a decent chunk of potential business ideas in all academic disciplines by students. AUORIC has successfully secured a good share of research grants from HEC and other research funding organizations like IGNITE, Pakistan Science Foundation, British Council, Ministry of Science & Technology and many other sponsors as well.

We at ORIC also wish to develop an entrepreneurial culture amongst AU faculty and students, that not only meets but exceeds the growing needs of the job market in Pakistan. In efforts to inculcate this entrepreneurship mind-set, AUORIC has been actively organizing a gamut of seminars, workshops and trainings on ‘Entrepreneurship’.

AUORIC has now proudly paved its way to play its part by means of AU innovations to facilitate and take our industry competitiveness up a notch and become the driving force behind research and economic development of Pakistan.

The office also organizes a range of conferences, seminars, workshops and industrial trips that inculcate leadership skills and enforce camaraderie amongst students.