Research Agenda of Oric

  1. The following outlines the research agenda of the Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC).

    1. Emerging Technologies:
    • Explore and advance research in emerging fields like artificial intelligence, IoT, and blockchain etc.
    • Foster collaborations with industry to apply these technologies for practical solutions.
    1. Sustainable Energy:
    • Investigate renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydropower for local applications.
    • Develop energy-efficient technologies and practices for a sustainable future.
    1. Agricultural Innovation:
    • Research innovative agricultural techniques and technologies to enhance crop yield and food security.
    • Promote organic farming and sustainable agriculture practices.
    1. Healthcare Advancements:
    • Focus on medical research, including the development of medical devices, and healthcare systems.
    • Collaborate with healthcare institutions to improve public health.
    1. Environmental Conservation:
    • Study local ecosystems and biodiversity to develop conservation strategies.
    • Research on climate change mitigation and adaptation measures.
    1. Cybersecurity and Data Privacy:
    • Investigate cybersecurity threats and develop solutions to protect digital infrastructure.
    • Address data privacy concerns and promote ethical data handling practices.
    1. Infrastructure and Urban Planning:
    • Research on smart city technologies and urban planning for sustainable and efficient urban development.
    • Study transportation systems, waste management, and infrastructure resilience.


    1. Entrepreneurship and Innovation:
    • Promote entrepreneurship through research on startups and innovation ecosystems.
    • Provide support for entrepreneurs and incubate innovative ideas.
    1. Disaster Management and Preparedness:
    • Study natural and man-made disasters and develop strategies for disaster preparedness and response.
    • Collaborate with local authorities for disaster resilience planning.
    1. Industry Partnerships:
    • Collaborate closely with industry partners to facilitate technology transfer and applied research.
    • Support local businesses through research-driven solutions.
    1. Interdisciplinary Research:
    • Encourage interdisciplinary collaboration to address real-world challenges.
    • Promote research that spans multiple disciplines for holistic solutions.
    1. International Collaboration:
    • Foster partnerships with universities and research institutions worldwide for global knowledge exchange.
    • Engage in joint research projects and academic programs.
    1. Community Engagement:
    • Involve the local community in research initiatives and address community-specific problems.
    • Promote knowledge sharing and awareness among the public.
    1. Innovation in Teaching and Learning:
    • Explore innovative teaching methodologies, online education, and blended learning approaches.
    • Research on the impact of technology on education delivery.
    1. Ethical Research Practices:
      • Promote research ethics and integrity in all research activities.
      • Ensure transparency and responsible conduct in research.
    1. Advanced Materials Research:
    • Investigate cutting-edge materials, such advance and composites materials, for their applications in various industries, including aerospace, electronics, and sustainable construction.
    • Explore innovative manufacturing techniques and properties of advanced materials to enhance performance and sustainability in products and processes.
    1. Technology Transfer and Commercialization:
    • Facilitate the transfer of university research into marketable products and services.
    • Support startups and spin-off companies through technology commercialization efforts.