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UET Peshawar is the pioneer University in establishing the Office of Research Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) i.e. on 3rd September 2012. This office is focused on transforming pure knowledge into products and services for community welfare. Its main role is to strengthen University's research and knowledge creation process by providing strategic and operational support through promoting entrepreneurship, technology-transfer and commercialization activities to energize local and national economy.
It also aims at strengthening University-Industry relationships by enhancing cross-cutting and multi-disciplinary research initiatives for the up-gradation of local and national industries. In general it aspires to achieve sustainable development by translation of research into public benefit through ensuring research relevance in terms of social, economic and environmental aspects.
Research Collaborations/Linkages established:
ORIC UET Peshawar facilitated research collaborations with the following organizations / institutions in 2015-17:


S.No Institute Name Between Institute Name Date
1 University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar Pakistan Stone Development Company (PASDEC) 03.01.2018
2 University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar IM Sciences Hayatabad Peshawar 14.06.2017
3 NIUIP University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar 08.09.2016
4 NIUIP University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar Local Government and Rural Development Department 12.05.2017
5 University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar Sui Northern Gas Pipe Lines Limited 03.04.2017
6 University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar Military College of Engineering, Risalpur 15.05.2017
7 University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Oil & Gas Company Limited (KPOGCL) 11.05.2017
8 University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar University Tecknologi Malaysia 16.01.2017
9 University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar Institute of Automation Shandong Academy of Sciences People Republic of China 18.10.2016
10 University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar USAID Skills for Youth Project (World Learning) for the Establishment of CISCO Academy Support Center 18.09.2017
Number of Research Proposals Submitted to HEC
S.No Deptt/Centre Title of Research Proposal Amount (Rs.) (PI) Name HEC
1 Earthquake Engineering Seismic microzonation study of Peshawar, using ambient seismic vibration 455,000/- Dr. ShahidUllah HEC Startup Research Program
2 Mechanical Engineering Energy harvesting from base excitation of a carbon fiber based composite Cantilever beam 500,000/- Dr. Naveed Ahmad HC Startup Research Program
3 Civil Engineering Stability of Ramp walls reinforced with steel bars for bridges in Pakistan 2.5 Million Dr. Ishaq Ahmad HEC Endowment Fund
4 Civil Engineering Seismic Strengthening/Retrofitting of bridge girder with CFRP 1 million Dr. QaziSamiullah HEC Endowment Fund
5 Electrical Engineering Development of an integrated portable device for osmotic testing in Beta thalassemia screening 2.56942 Dr. Muhammad Salman Khan HEC endowment Fund
6 Mechanical Engineering Personalized cooling system using phase change materials 2.5 million Dr. Rizwan M. Gul HEC Endowment Fund
7 USPCAS-E Designing & Developing frequency regulator for Mini & Micro Hydro Power Plants 25 million Dr. Abdul Basit HEC Endowment Fund
(i) Number of research proposals submitted for funding (other than HEC Source/Funding)
SN Title of Research Proposal Amount Amount ( PI ) Name Sponsoring Agency
1 Capacity Building for energy efficient and green tribology oriented research in Pakistan $399,970/- Dr. Muhammad Naeem Khan United State science and technology cooperation Program 2016 Application: Phase 7
2 Assessment of Mechanical and Micro-structural behavior of cementations composites prepared by using local raw materials-A step towards development of sustainable infrastructure Null Dr. Khan Shahzada United State science and technology cooperation Program 2016 Application: Phase 7
3 Capacity building at UET Peshawar to develop the Indigenious technology in Membrane Technology in water-Energy-Food Nexus for society $283,475/- Muhammad Younas United State science and technology cooperation Program 2016 Application: Phase 7
4 Post-Earthquake Loss Estimation for Response Towards Disaster Risk Reducing (PELERDRR) $285,000/- Dr. AmjadNaseer United State science and technology cooperation Program 2016 Application: Phase 7
5 Development and Application of Performance Based Earthquake Engineering in Sturctural Seismic design Practices in Pakistan (PBSD-PAK) $210,000 Dr. Naveed Ahmad United State science and technology cooperation Program 2016 Application: Phase 7
6 Wastewater Treatment Through Hybrid Forward Osamosis Membrane Bioreactor And Reverse Osamosis Null Dr. Muhammad Younas France
7 Seismic Vulnerability Reduction of Low Coast Dwellings 5000 Euros Dr. Naveed Ahmad Iran
8 Conversion of Used Cooking Oil over heterogeneous (acid/base) Catalysts into Valuable Fine Chemicals $20,000/- Dr. Naseer Ahmad Khan Sri Lanka
9 Seismic behavior of the prefabricated steel-concrete-steel (SCS) sandwich composite shear wall Null Dr. Syed Muhammad Ali China
10 Ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene with rigid reinforced structures for the use in artificial joint application Null Dr. Rizwan Gul China
11 Design and structure modulating of nano-composite membrane with bi-interception layers for juice concentration Rs. 6.5 million Dr. Saeed Gul China
List of Projects approved by HEC under NRPU 2016
S.No Title of Project PI Approved Fund
1 Technical & Economical Design of Placer Gold Extraction Plant Flowsheet Dr. Ishaq Ahmad Rs.5132958/-
2 Role of Infilled Walls on Lateral Stability of Reinforced Concrete Frame Structures Dr. Khan Shahzada Rs.6016622/-
3 Mathematical Models for Segmentation of MRI and Mamograme Images and Applications Dr. Noor Badshah Rs.1389324/-
4 Multimodel Sound Source Separation in Enclosed Reverberant Environments and Its Application in Fall Detection Dr. Muhammad Salman Khan Rs.2493324/-
5 Modeling and Simulation of Structural Optimization Problems Dr. Siraj-Ul-Islam Rs.1495814/-
Annual 2nd Invention to Innovation Summit November 15 & 16, 2016
1. The ORIC UET Peshawar organized the mega event titled "2nd Invention to Innovation Summit 2016" in the mid of November 2016 in collaboration with Institute of Research Promotions (IRP) Lahore, Pakistan Science Foundation, PASTIC, PCST, Industrial Estates, Chambers of Commerce and other funding agencies.
The Summit comprised various thematic sessions, invited speakers, and technology workshops organized by various universities. The summit also included display of 500 (+) innovative projects by academia and industries. Besides, a distinct SATHA Innovation Award and dinner, there were awards and certificates for technology presenters as well.
2. International Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship and Incubation was held in Islamabad on 19-20 August, 2016 in collaboration with National ICT R&D Fund, Higher Education Commission and IBA Karachi.
3. One day conference on Innovation titled “Pakistan Innovation Forum” was held in Islamabad on December 8, 2016 by HEC Islamabad.
4. ORIC team participated in a one day seminar on "Awareness Raising for Corporatization" held at Islamabad, Lahore & Karachi in the last week of January, 2017 organized by R&D Division, HEC Islamabad.
5. ORIC team participated in a one day awareness session on "Patent Databases Search and Establishment of TISC Network in Pakistan" held on 10th January, 2017 at HEC Islamabad. The event was organized by Higher Education Commission, Islamabad in collaboration with Intellectual Property of Pakistan (IPO Pakistan) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
6. ORIC team participated in a workshop on “Access to Technology for Innovation and Establishing a Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) Network in Pakistan” which was held from 31st January, 2017 to February 2, 2017 at HEC Islamabad. The workshop was organized by Higher Education Commission, Islamabad in collaboration with Intellectual Property of Pakistan (IPO Pakistan) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
7. ORIC and UET Team attended the National Center for Artificial Intelligence (NCAI) Kick-start Event held in COMSATS Islamabad on 8.2.2017.
8. A CPEC Cell was established in ORIC UET Peshawar regarding looking after the activities of CPEC correspondence and documentations etc.
9. ORIC represented UET Peshawar in 6th Invention to Innovation Summit 2017, held at University of Punjab, Lahore on March 8 & 9, 2017 and grabbed best stall award, best business plan award and best project presentation award with winning a cash prize of Rs.15,000/- as well.
10. ORIC facilitated and participated in a one day Seminar on "China Pakistan Economic Corridor: Opportunities & Challenges", on 29th March, 2017 at Jinnah Auditorium, NUST Islamabad. The event was organized by Institution of Engineers Pakistan (IEP) Lahore in collaboration with National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad.
11. ORIC team actively participated in the 2nd Annual Invention to Innovation Summit Baluchistan 2017, held at University of Baluchistan, Quetta on April 25 & 26, 2017. The event was organized by Institute of Research Promotion (Lahore) in collaboration with University of Baluchistan (Quetta), Pakistan Science Foundation and other key partners.
12. ORIC UET Peshawar in collaboration with HEC Islamabad, nominated Syed Muhammad Ali Zuhaib, student of 8th Semester, Telecommunication Engineering, UET Mardan Campus for attending a fifteen days training program for Pakistani ICT students, offered by Huawei Technologies (Pvt) Ltd. at Huawei Shenzhen, China.
The main components of the training included GSM, 3G, 4G, 5G, Clouds, networking topologies and how to configure the base stations. Mr. Zuhaib also won the first prize for making complete path of a micro base station. He visited exhibition centers of Huawei as well, having state of the art latest devices and equipment made by Huawei Technologies. He has re-joined UET Peshawar on 27th June, 2017.
13. ORIC actively facilitated organizing a two days training workshop on OBE/OBA at Peshawar Garrison Club on May 2 & 3, 2017 in collaboration with Pakistan Engineering Council, Islamabad.
14. ORIC nominated and facilitated Mr. Naeem Ullah, System Administrator from CMS UET Peshawar to participate in the 3-week joint computer training course in "web page designing" held from May 8 to May 26, 2017 at Staff Training Institute, Peshawar.
15. ORIC UET Peshawar facilitated Engr. Gulbadan Sikandar, Lecturer, Institute of Mechatronics Engineering for oral presentation of her accepted paper at the 2017 13th International Conference on Natural Computation, Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (ICNCFSKD 2017) was held on 29-31 July, 2017 in Guilin, China.
16. ORIC organized a two days "Project Formulation Workshop at UET Peshawar" on 12 & 13 July, 2017 in collaboration with Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Islamabad and USPCAS-E, UET Peshawar. Vice Chancellor, UET Peshawar Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain was the chief guest at the opening ceremony. Dr. Mirza Habib Ali, Director Research Support, Natural Science Linkage Program, PSF, Dr. Shafiq-ur-Rehman, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Kohat University of Science & Technology, Dr. Muhamamd Alam Zaib Khan, Manager R&D ORIC, UET Peshawar and Mr. Muhammad Israr, Scientific Officer, PSF were also present on the occasion. The two days training workshop included a number of activities mainly presentations by key note resource persons and group sessions regarding effective and winning project funding proposals’ formulation.
17. ORIC team alongwith faculty members attended the consultation sessions on Center of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation, Analytics & Cloud Computing etc. held on July 26, 2017 at Planning Commission, Islamabad.

Email:oric@uetpeshawar.edu.pk