SLINTEC is a public-private partnership between the Government of Sri Lanka and major players in the private sector. Ceylon Graphene Technologies Pvt Ltd (CGTL), a pin-off company of SLINTEC, was established in June 2018 as the first Graphene and Advanced material company in Sri Lanka.
SLINTEC became a member of Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) of Brussels, Belgium. NIA is the sector-independent, responsible voice for the industrial nanotechnologies supply chains. NIA supports the ongoing innovation and commercialisation of the next generation of technologies and promotes their safe and reliable advancement.
The Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology entered into a partnership with Hirdaramani to commercialize next generation wearable technology which detects respiratory patters to indicate face mask effectiveness and leakages. This smart sensor technology is set to add value to Hirdaramani's face mask exports.
State Minister of Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research and Innovation Dr. Seetha Arambepola said the economic and social value and service rendered to a country by a research institution is immeasurable.
She made this comment after a visit made to the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) on 11 September. She noted that SLINTEC had already rendered a commendable service with regard to innovations as well as adding value to natural and national resources.
Dr. Arambepola noted the importance of further streamlining the activities of the SLINTEC to enhance economic growth in the country.
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#SLINTEC and Ceylon Graphene Technologies have manufactured a #graphene enhanced car battery targetting the export market adding another product to Sri Lanka’s export catalogue. SLINTEC director Manju Gunawardena presented the new battery to Minister of Trade Bandula Gunawardena and High Commissioner of Canada for Sri Lanka and the Maldives David Mckinnon.
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COVID-19 has created unexpected market opportunities for medical-related industries around the globe, providing openings for innovative entrepreneurs to exploit. While no doubt the crisis suppressed the exports of certain sectors, it also shed a light on emerging opportunities for domestic exporters to capitalize on; in particular PCR testing components and anti-microbial coatings.
The Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) took advantage of this timely opportunity to enhance the export production capacity of such nascent sectors.
SLINTEC received a special accolade at the awards ceremony organized by the Japan Sri Lanka Technical and Cultural Association (JASTECA), held in Colombo on 22nd August 2020. The award was presented in recognition of technology developed to upscale tea waste into a commercial natural dye as a sustainable technology.