IDEAS Competition has been institutionalized by the Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) as a medium to meaningfully take the research to the commercialization level. IDEAS Competition was held in January 2012 in which top three (3) winners were awarded with Prize Money and the top winner was awarded with Seed Money for development of the prototype which is now near completion phase. The winners also pitched their ideas to industry.
IDEAS 2013 is the upcoming competition to be held in September, 2013. A formal Launching Ceremony will mark the launch of IDEAS 2013. ORIC is anticipating encouraging participation by Students, Staff and Faculty in the competition just the way they did in the previous version of IDEAS Competition.
Following support is to be provided to the winners of the IDEAS Competition:
- Complete guide to obtain patent protection, where applicable
- Business plan development
- Investment opportunities
- Media publicity
- A chance to pitch the idea to qualified potential investors
For any details and queries, please contact:
Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC)
4th Floor, Faculty Block -2,
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad