Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) is 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. ORIC has been established since June 2012 with the intention of providing strategic and operational support to the University’s research activities and programs. ORIC seeks to enhance the environment for all research activities by promoting entrepreneurship, technology transfer and commercialization of research activities that support the local and national economy.  It aims to create awareness about intellectual property rights, encourage consultancies, make business plans, create links with industries and corporate sector and national and international donors, help in making and submission of viable research projects to funding agencies and introduce a culture of entrepreneurship in today’s students for future businesswomen.  It provides a platform where representatives from corporate sector, agricultural and industrial concerns, national and international donors can interact with LCWU researchers and evolve innovative strategies to develop economically viable research projects.