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Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (HEC) under its vision to facilitate, support and ensure quality higher education across the country has enabled HEIs to become powerhouse of advanced academics, research, innovation, and commercialization. HEC being a torch bearer for socioeconomic development of the country, has funded over 4,000 multidisciplinary research and joint academia-industry grants to nurture innovation-invention landscape in Pakistani Academia and has established National Centers of Excellence, Offices of Research Innovation and Commercialization (ORICs), Technology Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) and Business Incubation Centers (BICs) in HEIs across Pakistan to connect all the dots of ecosystem. Keeping in consideration the above achievements and the huge demand of connecting the university researchers, scientists and professionals with the industry, society, and government, HEC has developed the Research, Innovation and Commercialization (RIC) Portal. The portal acts as a unique platform to connect industrial, government and society professionals with the researchers, scientists, and academic fraternity of the universities across Pakistan to solve their problems or highlight new opportunities of business and growth. It is also an interactive environment for chambers of commerce and industries, trade and industry associations and government entities to offer projects, share opportunities, and provide support to final year projects of students (graduates and postgraduate level). Furthermore, it is also an active source to build liaison i.e., any registered member can initiate meeting requests and match the requirements to solve the problems of industry, society, academia, and government departments.

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Since, 2002, HEC, enabled HEIs to become the powerhouse of advanced academics, research, innovation, and commercialization by ensuring financial and technical resources along with training, and necessary policy support. HEC has funded over 4000 Research, innovation, and Tech projects through multiple initiatives to attract talented researchers of HEIs and partners from other organizations and industries in a diverse range of disciplines to address the socioeconomic development challenges. A few of the innovative R&D solutions embarked on as success stories are given below; Above world standard’ across every category in Information and Computing Sciences.

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