OBJECTIVES OF ORIC ESTABLISHMENTThe objective of the establishment of the Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) is to develop, expand, enhance and manage SBKWU’s research programs and to link research activities directly to the educational, social and economic priorities of the university and its broader community. The ORIC is also responsible for assuring that the quality of research reflects the highest international standards and advances the stature of the university among the world’s best research institutions. In pursuit of this mission the ORIC has the responsibility of guaranteeing that all research programs and policies reflect the core values of academic freedom, professional integrity and ethical conduct and full compliance with all policies, legal requirements and operational standards of the university. ORIC will develop programs and activities that will:-
- Increase funding for research from all public and private sources.
- Establish and maintain excellent relationships with donors and stakeholders.
- Oversee proposal development and submission.
- Support commercialization, licensing, etc, of university research products.