The first meeting of the Steering Committee of the Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC) of the University of Home Economics (UHE) was held under the Chair of the Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Kanwal Ameen at UHE, and Co-Chair Steering Committee President FPCCI Irfan Iqbal Sheikh.

In the very first meeting, Irfan Iqbal Sheikh generously offered the construction of the state-of-the-art Business Incubation Center (BIC) up to 2500 Sq. ft in the university. The members of the steering committee appreciated this initiative.

ORIC Steering Committee member, Chairman SPEL Almas Haider extended his support in getting free-of-cost computer software & licenses for the Computer Lab of the UHE. ORIC is meant to provide the opportunity for UHE faculty and scholars to promote their research work, VC Prof. Kanwal Ameen said in the committee meeting. She informed the committee that the knowledge and technology will be available for sale to earn income for the University.

She said the faculty members and scholars can utilize ORIC and come up with the best solutions to link their research projects with industry. The Vice-Chancellor of UHE briefed Steering Committee members that ORIC is a focal point to deal with all academic activities pertaining to research, development, innovation, collaborations, startups, training workshops, and symposia.

The other members of the ORIC steering committee Founder President WCCI Dr Shehla Javed Akram, Vice President FPCCI Riffat Malik, director FDS Qudsia Mumtaz, Registrar UHE Shujaat Muneef Qureshi attended the meeting. It was also decided in the meeting that a five-year road map for ORIC will be designed as per guidelines provided by HEC.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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