The Objective and Thrust of the Division
The office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) has been established as a result of growing need for knowledge exchange in higher education institutions. The ORIC at PIEAS is established, in January 2012, as a result of the in depth study done at the University of Leeds, UK under the International Strategic Partnerships in Research and Education (INSPIRE), Developing Institutional Strategy for Knowledge Exchange (DISKE) and Strategic Partnership Extension: Knowledge Exchange (SPEKE) programs by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and British Council, Islamabad.
The ORIC is organized as per guidelines by the HEC on the following structure:
The responsibility of various office holders as shown in the above ORIC organogram is follows:
It manage and enhance the research activities of the university, develop Research policies and priorities, work for fund raising for research, mobilize faculty, business community and industry for research commercialization and serve as an effective advocate for research with the university and to its broader community of stakeholders and supporters. His duties involve monetize royalty streams from licenses. Draft and monitor department budget. Oversee webpage, in conjunction with the web committee. Promote Institute success stories. Utilize success stories to leverage commercialization efforts. Collaborate with the Principal Liaison for Technical Marketing and Licensing on the commercialization of the Institute’s IP in coordination with manager industrial linkage. Other duties as assigned.
Manager of University-Industrial Linkages and Business Incubator Centre (Manager UIL & BIC)
He will promote the development of public-private partnerships in support of university research, link the university’s research community with the needs and priorities of the corporate sector, develop opportunities for applied research and explore opportunities for technology transfer & the commercialization of university research. Manager will develop an organizational plan and recruit the necessary resources to grow the operation. He will implement the strategy and business development plan required to execute program initiatives that will enhance the reputation of the Incubator. The position also manages the operational aspects of the Incubator Program and works with member companies in aiding them in achieving their goals and objectives.
Manager of Research Operations & Development (Manager R & D)
It supports the externally and internally sponsored projects of the institution by providing pre- and post-award support to PIs and ensuring compliance with Temple and sponsor regulations. The person will work in close liaison with the board of advance studies and research or office of sponsored research. It also provides overall vision to the institute research portfolio. The focus of this position is to foster collaborations among research faculty across departments and colleges, and to support the mentorship of junior faculty. Develop programs and activities that will increase funding for research from all public and private sources, establish and maintain excellent relationships with donors.
Manager Research Development
He will work and support the university research boards, ORIC and BIC and will be responsible for Review and analyse all new invention disclosures. Identify and establish collaborations and/or licensing agreements associated with the Institute’s intellectual property. Identify potential synergies for University with non-profit research Institutes and academic licensing offices. Enhance culture of IP capture, including an on-going evaluation of Institute research for IP potential. Conduct collaborative research agreement review for PIs conducting research under a contract with outside institutions. Oversee any litigation that may arise related to Institute IP. Also manage any infringement matters that may arise related to Institute IP.
He will be responsible to take care of all the financial matters of the ORIC and maintain the record. Other duties as assigned.
He will be responsible to take care of all the administrative matters of the ORIC and maintain the record. Other duties as assigned.
Manager Affiliated Departments
He will be the link person between the out of city department and the Director ORIC. He will also coordinate the activities related to ORIC with the other managers (UIL&BIC, R&D, Patents and IP, etc.).
Last Updated: 19 January 2017