Lahore Garrison University (LGU) is an internationally recognized institute of higher education, research, outreach, and advocacy. The Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC) is a focal office of the university, which works for managing and expanding the research programs and linking them with industry and civil society by translating research outcomes into products and services. The ORIC also ensures that the quality of research should reflect the highest international educational and research standards matching with the world’s best universities. The ORIC manages university rankings and harnesses opportunities for searching and diversifying research grants. The office promotes faculty interaction for cutting-edge multidisciplinary research and bringing research to public benefit. The office facilitates and engages with the postgraduate students and faculty for project proposal write-ups, budgetary planning, preparation of technical progress and financial reports, internal and external monitoring, scholarly publications, and patent registration.
Under Academia-Industry Linkages, the ORIC coordinates for national and international internship of students, promotes entrepreneurship, technology transfer, and product commercialization, and organizes Business Plan Competitions to engage with industry and enroll business startups. The ORIC is also involved in outreach activities through technology display at various Expos and relevant national forums.
Dr. Shahid Raza