Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC)

ORIC was established at the University of Central Punjab as per the requirements of the Higher Education Commission(HEC). It is working efficiently and effectively to develop and enhance research-based innovation and commercialization activities.  ORIC ensures that all research programmes are in compliance with the directive of the recognizing authorities. There are three departments operational under ORIC which are given as follows:

Directorate of Research

With the aim of invigorating research culture among graduate,  postgraduate students and the faculty, the Directorate of Research is enthusiastic to develop, expand, enhance and manage the university’s research efforts and to produce relevant work that links research activities directly to the educational, social and economic priorities of the university and its broader community.

Industrial Linkages

Industrial linkages department aims to 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 and the commercialization of university research (Including incubators and research parks).


The University of Central Punjab is not only dedicated to producing globally-competitive professionals but also innovative entrepreneurs and job creators. Takhleeq is a business incubator that is the hub for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial activities at the University of Central Punjab. Takhleeq organizes events and lectures on entrepreneurship and creates national and international linkages to support entrepreneurs.

The incubation programme empowers participants to start, run and grow their businesses. Takhleeq addresses common problems that entrepreneurs face at the early stages of a business startup through counseling, workshops and legal guidance. Takhleeq is committed to nurture and facilitate determined entrepreneurs who are driven to solve local problems using innovative solutions.