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FOR all the technological progress the world has ushered in, access to clean drinking water remains a problem that still affects developing nations.


The Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (Slintec), in collaboration with Monash University Malaysia and Newcastle University, has developed Poseidon, a portable filtration device that can be fitted to a water bottle. This allows people who are deprived of access to clean water to filter what they drink.


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Sri Lanka is set to mass-produce graphene-based lead-acid batteries, targeting to create a US$ 1.5 billion graphene-based industry in the country. The project plans to position itself among the world’s top five graphene manufacturers in a few years and drive the country towards product design engineering using graphene-based products.


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World’s first ever graphene-applied lead-acid battery is set to come into mass production in Sri Lanka in a few months with the commissioning of Ceylon Graphene Technologies’ (CGT) latest plant to convert locally mined vein graphite into graphene. CGT, a joint venture between Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) and LOLC Group is expecting to commission the plant in April 2020.


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Increasing the value of Sri Lanka’s export catalogue, Ceylon Graphene Technologies (CGT), a joint venture between the LOLC Group and Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC), would be intensifying their value added graphene exports. The company which is 85% owned by LOLC, is Sri Lanka’s first graphene and advanced material company.

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The launching event of MagGenome DNA extraction kit was held on 30th January 2020 at the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka. The nanotechnology-based DNA extraction kit was co-developed by Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) in collaboration with MagGenome Technologies Pvt. Ltd. This is the first time a Sri Lankan technology has been used in a nanotechnology-based genomics product at commercial scale.



The Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC), a pioneer in nano and advanced technology and research has developed an advanced oil-water separator to remove hazardous liquid waste from water, a cleanup process that could save billions of dollars to the economy, a top official of the Institute told the Business Observer on Friday.


Read the full article on Sunday Observer: http://bit.ly/33YdiTk



Global Seafoods Ltd. (GSF) has signed a research agreement with the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) to develop and introduce a sustainable fish and seafood packaging solution, which will replace Styrofoam. 


SLINTEC has engaged with GSF for this research project to address the Styrofoam problem by introducing a new biodegradable packaging material. GSF is committed to sustainability, sourcing and processing seafood responsibly to protect the natural resources while delivering Freshness and Food Safety to the consumer. 



Launched in March 2019, the SLINTEC Startup Engine v2.0 revolves around research into material science and nanotechnology. The Engine has two main components. They are the Incubator and Accelerator. The Accelerator is where completed projects are allocated to any entrepreneur who is interested in taking that project to the next level.


Apply for Slintec Startup Engine v2.0 here


Read more on ReadMe: https://www.readme.lk/slintec-startup-engine-2-0-2019/