Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization

Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC)

Universities are the hub of creation & sharing of knowledge. This knowledge means to work & have impact on society in a significant way.

To build a prosperous, peaceful & healthy society, the knowledge needs to be transformed into economic and industrial growth through sustainable development.

The Office of Research Innovation & Commercialization, PAF-IAST coordinate all the research activities and transformation of research into economic growth. It establishes linkages between Researchers, Industries, Government, Funding Agencies, Intellectual Property Offices, and all stakeholders who join hands for the prosperity & betterment of the society.

Director ORIC message:

The PAF-IAST was established with the slogan of “Skilling Pakistan”. The focus here is product-based research. For this purpose, the faculty and students are motivated to conduct research which has a tangible impact on society. For this purpose, the faculty members and students are encouraged to conduct research which can be commercialized and can create a pleasant impact on society. These impacts may be in terms of jobs & business opportunities creation, a positive impact on health, food security, environment, energy etc.

Vision & Mission


To translate research work conducted at the institute to economy which lead to a pleasant impact on society.


  • To bridge between industries, funding agencies, government organizations and other stakeholders & the PAF-IAST.
  • To facilitate faculty and students in commercialization of their research.
  • To translate research conducted at PAF-IAST into national economy and society.
  • To support faculty in preparing their research proposals for submission to national & international funding agencies.
  • To help researchers in protection of their intellectual properties.

Office Holders Information

Dr. Abdul Mateen
Manager ORIC

Contact Information
ORIC- Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: Institute of Applied Sciences & Technology, Khanpur Road, Mang, Haripur, KPK.