Innovation & Commercialization

Superior University understands and support commercialization of knowledge being created by its students, staff researchers and faculty members through a policy framework and robust governance mechanism.

Figure: Project - Patent - Commercialization or PPC is one of the three commercialization routes available at ORIC

Translating research into social and economic impact - Mechanics of Research Commercialization at Superior University

Research commercialization refers to the process of turning scientific research into practical applications that can be used by the public or by industry. This often involves taking a product or technology that has been developed in a laboratory or research setting and bringing it to market.  Research commercialization framework of the Superior University is a set of strategies to identify, develop, and commercialize new products and technologies that have been developed through research. This framework includes strategies for identifying potential commercial opportunities, developing business plans, securing funding, and building partnerships with industry or other organizations. It also includes steps to protect the intellectual property associated with the research and to navigate the regulatory environment for bringing new products to market.

Researchers can own their Intellectual Properties

Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce. There are several types of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. These legal rights allow creators and owners to control the use and distribution of their creations and to prevent others from using them without permission.

Students/faculty members may disclose their IP on following form to ORIC for affirming ownership and subsequent commercialization.

Here are different commercialization streams available.

1. Consultancies

One of the main ways that universities and colleges disseminate information to organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors and support the needs of society at large is through consulting. This is the prime example through which higher education institutions encourage and foster fruitful engagement with business and industry is the provision of expert advice to external clients by university staff. Offering expert opinions, giving technical advice, or helping businesses with challenges are examples of consultancy services.

2. Spin-off

A University spin-off is a business founded by researchers to enhance the results of their own research activity and scientific knowledge, in which Superior University may be a partner. Researchers, as partners, share the profits. From the legal viewpoint, a spin-off is no different from an ordinary business enterprise.

3. Licensing

Superior University supports licensing by providing resources and education to students and faculty on the process and benefits of licensing their research and inventions. They can also establish technology transfer offices to help facilitate the process of identifying and protecting intellectual property, as well as negotiating and executing licensing agreements. Additionally, universities can work with industry partners to identify potential commercial applications for research and facilitate collaborations that lead to licensing opportunities.

Get in touch with us

For more information and support, please feel free to get in touch with our expert team members.

Dr. Shafique Ahmed

Manager Innovation and Commercialization, ORIC

Mariam Aisha Sherazi

IP Lawyer, ORIC

Shamaila Parveen

Assistant Manager Innovation & Commercialization, ORIC