The role of I&C Directorate is to encapsulate NUST’s research and intellectual property opportunities at the earliest stage, and to translate these benefits to the Industry. External relationships of I&C Directorate have grown into meaningful and lasting partnerships. More than 200+ Industry partners including SMEs, multinationals, large national firms, public sector and non-profit organisations, work with our constituent offices on mutually beneficial initiatives. Our partners gain access to the university’s state-of-the-art research infrastructure, innovative research, world-class researchers and brilliant young students, thereby creating value for the university and the stakeholders, and impacting the technological, social and economic progression of Pakistan. I&C Directorate is also responsible for moving research results from the laboratory to the market place. It does so by being fully aware of the university R&D activities, R&D disclosures and market needs.