Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) is operational at the Rawalpindi Medical University. ORIC is established at the University in July 2019 as per guidelines of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad for all Universities/DAIs of Pakistan to establish “Offices of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC)”.
Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) provides end to end services for all matters pertaining to research & development, innovation, Inventions, commercialization, patents, collaborations, arranging seminars/ symposium/ conferences/ workshops, etc and/or research publication honorarium. By and large Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) is the focal point for all research related activities of the University. ORIC facilitates the University researchers (faculty members and scholars) to promote their research work both nationally and internationally.
Research excellence in all fields of study is central to the mission of Rawalpindi Medical University and a pinnacle priority for the department of research, as the key elements to the success of the university’s that need to be preserved. As technologies have grown more sophisticated and emerging industries have become more high-tech, Universities have become more important players in the process of invention, innovation and commercialization. Universities have become more entrepreneurial and look towards technology transfer into non-traditional fields, there is a need for alternative conceptualization of technology transfer that are more accurate and realistic than the traditional linear model.
Transforming Rawalpindi Medical University to drive high impact innovation, applied research and entrepreneurship
Develop, expand and manage the research programs and link research activities to the educational, social and economic priorities of the university and its broader community.
ORIC-RMU is also responsible for assuring that the quality of research reflects the highest international standards and advances the stature of the university among the world’s best research institutions.
Also to emphasize rigorous research fundamentals while stimulating innovation and providing talented students and faculty with the high standard research facilities in RMU, necessary to achieve excellence in bio medical research to contribute toward best care for our individuals and communities, embraces the challenges of health disparities and improve health care system up to international standards.
The office’s vision is to enable and lead RMU to a To be the best medical university by promoting world-class bio medical research and creative research activities that develop knowledge based economy depending upon innovation and entrepreneurship which contributes to improve the health care system and social advancement for the people of Pakistan and benefit humanity as a whole with a standard of excellence.