INTRODUCTION

Universities of today have become strategic actors in the creation of knowledge economies. It is in this context the research intensive universities have become a cynosure for the industry, community and society at large. Fatima Jinnah Women University with its vision to establish itself as a dominion of innovation and entrepreneurship, whose excellence is acknowledged at the national and international fronts has made pragmatic endeavors in this regard. The establishment of ORIC (Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization) in 2012 under the directives of HEC was a milestone. ORIC since its inception had been vibrant and dynamic in augmenting the research potential of FJWU in offering practical solutions to the social and industrial issues. In addition ORIC is also playing an active role in strengthening university-industry linkages.