Academia and industrial connection is the backbone of the economy. Every developed country’s companies resolve their industrial problems through their educational asset i.e. Universities.
In 2018 half of the population was unemployed and around half a million graduates were unemployed in Pakistan (Source: Daily Times Pakistan), which can be resolved though strong academia and industrial connections.
Following are the initiatives that ORIC UoK has taken under industrial linkages:
Develop, expand, enhance and manage university’s research programs
Link research activities directly to the educational, social and industries.
Promote and improve multi-disciplinary research initiatives
Increasing and diversifying external research funding
Translating research for the public’s benefit
Case study competitions
Updates on demand and supply of resources
We are facing a threatening dilemma, on one hand industry is facing scarcity of good human resource and innovations and on the other hand well qualified PhDs and students are not getting any attentions for their noble work. If they get noticed they face a threat of getting their inventions hijacked. ORIC has made sure to solve both of their problems which mainly includes the following:
Promoting entrepreneurship, technology-transfer and commercialization activities which improve and support the economy
Complete guidance on how to get the your research commercialized
Mobilize faculty, business community and industry
Easy access to government authorities and industries
Coaching, mentoring and training sessions
Intellectual Property and Legal services