Association of ORICs Pakistan - AOP


Association of ORICs Pakistan is setup by SATHA to strengthen the role of technology transfer in Pakistan. The ORIC stands for office of research, innovation and commercialization and initiated by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan in the universities. Most of the universities in Pakistan have ORIC offices and gradually being strengthened to promote research, innovation and technology transfer. 

Objectives of AOP

  • To promote networking among the ORICs
  • To share experiences and best practices
  • To improve effectiveness of ORIC working in the universities
  • To enable ORICs promote research and innovation
  • To increase industrial and societal connectivity of ORICs
  • To enable ORICs for the role of technology transfer

AOP Services

  • Seminars and conferences to promote the concept of entrepreneurial university
  • Linking ORICs with international triple helix community through SATHA and THA
  • Enabling ORICs become part of international technology development
  • Building ORICs capacity through trainings to become strong technology transfer offices 
  • Connecting ORICs with industry and society

Why to become AOP Member?

  • To become part of global technology community
  • To become member of South Asia Triple Helix Association
  • To become member of International triple Helix Association

Note: AOP premium members will become members of SATHA and International THA.

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Membership Criteria

  • AOP has provisional membership for maximum one year without any fee or restriction
  • AOP has premium membership against nominal fee
  • ORICs have to be based in a Pakistani HEC recognized university
  • AOP membership is subject to approval of AOP Body

Management Body

Four ORICs are working as management body of AOP

  • ORIC, University of Balochistan
  • ORIC, University of Management and Technology Lahore
  • ORIC, University of the Punjab Lahore
  • ORIC, UET Peshawar

Membership Fee

Institutional Membership is free for the year of 2017 to become a provisional. The paid membership with very nominal fee will be started from January 2018

AOP Secretariat

SATHA , University of Management and Technology, CII, Johar Town, Lahore – Aafia Khalid - – 042-35968917 

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