Seminar on Promotion of the Culture for Patent Filing and Commercialization of Research Held

The Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC), Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) organized a seminar on “promotion of the culture for patent filing and commercialization of research”. The objective of the Seminar was to highlight the importance of applied research and patent filing among university faculty members and researchers.

Prof. Dr. Shahid Hameed, Director ORIC (QAU), briefed the audience about the functions and contribution of the ORIC for promotion of research culture on the campus. He urged the university faculty and research students for filing the patents of novel research outcomes.

While addressing the faculty and researchers resource person, Engr. Zahoor Sarwar, Deputy Director Industry Linkages, Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad, said that by motivating people towards business development and commercialization of the technologies, we can achieve the goal of the socio economic uplift of the country.

Ms. Saima, Assistant Director, Intellectual Property Organization (IPO) Pakistan, highlighted the importance of industry academia linkages and need for coordination among stake holders.  QAU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. javed Ashraf, a large number of faculty members and researchers attended the seminar.