NIC Functions & Initial Focus

Innovation in Research (I-Research)

Innovation based research at NUTECH is called as I-Research. I-Research encourages teachers and students to explore, research and use all the tools to uncover something new. It involves a different way of looking at problems and solving them. The accompanying thinking process that goes into it helps researchers to develop their creativity and their problem-solving capability. Comprehensive I-Research programs, Trainings, mentoring, competitions and research projects will be embedded in all academic programs at NUTECH.

Innovation in Research Based Skills

The strategy entails all research activities at NUTECH duly blended with innovation during teaching, learning and assessments process. In this context, the rapid advancements of technology and their possible positive impact on the socio-economic development of our nation are to be supported by world-class innovative research. NUTECH implement its own innovative research model and prepare youth to meet challenges of national and international industry through innovation.

NIC Functions

Innovation Based Project-to-Product Development System

A comprehensive framework is devised by Dean of Research (DoR) Office through the assistance of academic departments of NUTECH, which develops project-to-product strategy that continuously facilitates the development and adjustment of the project capabilities over the journey from idea to commercialization. The P2P Framework (P2PF) shall focus on following (as shown in figure 4 below):-

  • Innovations at university-level strategies and capabilities.
  • Innovation in internal system characteristics and external contingencies.
  • Innovation in project-to-product level resources and capabilities.
  • Innovations in key project-to-product success factors.
  • Innovation in expectations to project-to-product value deliverables.


Initial Focus of NIC Plan

The plan focuses on following:

  • Engagement of Industry
    Initially, most progressive and dynamic firms are engaged to solve their critical industrial problems and sponsor fully funded projects. The firms are engaged by NORIIC.
  • Tapping Innovative Brains
    Undergraduate students start their academic career with innovative approach right from the start. NUTECH has devised test methods to tap innovative brains in order to explore their potential for innovation. Candidates with innovative ideas, concepts are given opportunity to complete their dream projects.

Innovation Hobby Shops (IHS)

Selected students work in their respective departmental innovation hobby shops with the objective to complete their novel project by utilizing all resources available in hobby shop, teaching labs and research labs of NUTECH.

System of Specialized Training

NUTECH students (undergraduate level) are required to study specific subjects particularly designed for the training of innovators, transformation of minds to produce novel products, innovate approach to solve problems, and creation of innovation in skills. These interdisciplinary subjects are critical for engineers and scientists to understand complexities of novel product development.

  • Learning Communities Program
  • Industry Career Acceleration Program
  • Technology Leadership Program
  • Technology Research Experience Program