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Overview

Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) is a pioneer in nano and advanced technology & research in Sri Lanka.  Our research is primarily focused on six areas – namely; advanced materials, smart textiles, advanced agriculture, graphene technologies, energy research as well as process and engineering systems. SLINTEC is the first public-private research institute in Sri Lanka, and we’re proud to have made significant progress in being a change catalyst in the field of science for over a decade.

We’ve focused all our resources to create technologies that will solve many pressing problems in emerging nations such as Sri Lanka. These problems may include, but aren’t limited to, affordable food security, affordable and clean energy, safe drinking water, healthcare and sustainable economic development. In aligning with our founding mission, we’ve dedicated all our resources to find innovative and internationally competing solutions to these issues.

It is our aim to build a futuristic nanotechnology and science park with advanced facilities to support all interested stakeholders to pursue their research & development. We will provide all our clients with experienced and competent research personnel along with the right tools to help design and develop something of great value. While our primarily focus was on nano and advanced technologies, we’ve expanded our research portfolio to include synthetic organic chemistry & nutraceuticals.

With the expertise and success that we’ve already gained, we wish to embark on new areas of research that are relevant to the development of the industrial base in Sri Lanka within an internationally competitive landscape.

VISION

“Inventions Beyond the Horizon”
We want to play our part in the advancement of nanotechnology research and development. We hope to bring great minds and great technologies together in our pursuit to discover and develop products that change the way we live.

MANDATE

Build a world-class research and development center specialising in nanotechnology and advanced technology.

  • Make products more competitive using nano and advanced technologies.
  • Add value to Sri Lanka’s mineral resources by showcasing the benefits of coupling minerals with nanotechnology.

Build a nanotechnology and science park for research, development, and commercialisation.

TIMELINE

2009

Setting up temporary laboratories and starting research activities

2010

3 Patents filed

2011

5 Patents filed; Concept design for the Park

2012

First international patent sale – International Partner

2013

3 Patents filed; Opening of Nanotechnology Center of Excellence (NCE) at the Park & first royalty payment

2014

Construction of the Technology Incubation Center (TIC)

2015

2 Patents filed; First pilot plant  operations/ purchased second set of Lab equipment

2016

2 Patents filed; Sale of second patent to Local Partner; Formation of the Synthetic Chemistry program /First tenant to the TIC; Granted license to Textured Jersey

2017

Design started for the second phase of the laboratories / First tenant to the park (Pharmaceutical)/ Opening of Greenhouse

2018

Foundation ceremony for second building; Formed first spin out company Ceylon Graphene Technologies PVT LTD; Agreement to launch first Nano product

2019

Launch of T-hues, a natural tea-waste-based dye with partner Dynawash
Launch of SLINTEC Startup Engine
Completion of construction of Gatehouse with Canteen Building
Launch of Graphene Automobile Batteries developed by Ceylon Graphene Technologies

2020

SLINTEC takes initiative to mitigate the 2020 coronavirus outbreak in SL by installing air sterilization units inside CMB airport
Launch of nanotech-based DNA extraction kit co-developed with Maggenome
Mass production of the world’s first graphene-based lead-acid battery in Sri Lanka by CGTL