Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization


The Office of Research, Sukkur IBA (ORIC) provides strategic and operational support to all research activities/program at the campus and has a central role in facilitating the University-Industry linkages for commercialization of research. Research at higher educational institutes, such as universities and research and policy making institutes drives the economy of any nation by building strong ties between academia and industry. One such collaborative platform has been established at Sukkur IBA in the name of Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization abbreviated as ORIC. ORIC has mandate to enhance and promote the environment of research at Sukkur IBA.


The mission of the Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) is to develop, expand, enhance and manage the university’s research programs and to link research activities directly to the educational, social and economic priorities of the university and its broader community. The ORIC 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. In pursuit of this mission the ORIC has the responsibility of guaranteeing that all research programs and policies reflect the core values of academic freedom, professional integrity and ethical conduct and full compliance with all policies, legal requirements and operational standards of the university.

Research Commercialization

Commercialization is the process that converts ideas, research, or prototypes into viable products that retain the desired functionality, while designed them to be readily produced at low cost and launched quickly with high quality designed in. Commercialization also involves creating industrial linkages, development of creative business plans. After development also implementation plans to development of proto-type and then actual product.

HR Development

The Office of Research, Sukkur IBA is continuously striving to provide trainings for capacity building of faculty and students.For this purpose,various Trainings/workshops/Seminars has been organized at the campus.The faculty and students have also been sent to various national and international conferences/workshops/trainings for their capacity building.

Workshops & Seminars Arranged Workshops & Seminars Attended

Research Support

The Office Of Research, Sukkur IBA has obtained various commercial funded R&D Projects both in the disciplines of Social Science and Information Technology, that has helped the students and faculty to gain experience and exposure of applied and industrial research.


The Objectives of office of Research (ORIC) Sukkur IBA includes:

  • Supporting the university’s strategic research directions and policies
  • Increasing and diversifying external research funding
  • Improving recruitment and retention of top faculty
  • Improving integration of research and education at all levels of the university
  • Improving translation of research into the public benefit
  • Strengthening university-industry relationships
  • Promoting entrepreneurship, technology-transfer and commercialization activities that energize and support the local and national economy
  • Promoting and enhancing cross-cutting and multi-disciplinary research initiatives