About Us

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; Printed Electronics and Sensors, Technical Textiles, Advanced Agriculture and Technology, Minerals and Composites, Energy, Rubbers, Plastics and Novel Polymers. 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, sustainable economic development, and, more recently, detection and prevention of COVID-19 infections. 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.

With expertise, 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.

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus

As the world population is nearing 8 billion, increasing demand for basic services rise and the need for a higher standard of living is ever more prevalent.

The water, energy and food security nexus is linked to the vital resources that are needed for the upgrade of standard of living. Water-food-energy connections lie at the heart of sustainable, economic and environmental development and protection.

We at SLINTEC understand the inter linkage and the effect on each resource and improved water, energy, and food security on a global level can be achieved through an approach that integrates management and governance. SLINTEC has positioned itself as an organization for taking on the challenges in this aspect both at in the local context and global.

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 the Nanotechnology Center for Excellence 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 ( now TeeJay)

  • 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-off company Ceylon Graphene Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

    Agreement to launch first Nano product

    “Beyond the Obvious” investor connect forum held

  • 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-enhanced automobile batteries developed by Ceylon Graphene Technologies

  • 2020

    SLINTEC takes initiative to mitigate the 2020 coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka by installing air sterilization units inside CMB BIA airport

    Launch of nanotech-based DNA extraction kit co-developed with MagGenome

    Mass production of the world’s first graphene-enhanced lead-acid battery in Sri Lanka by Ceylon Graphene Technologies

    Development of COVID-19 related home-grown technologies including SLINTEC Swabs® and SLINTEC LAMP™

    Launch of Sri Lanka’s first ever antibacterial stationery collection co-developed with Atlas

  • 2021

    Launch of BreathTech S3 – The world’s first sustainably-designed smart face mask

    Launch of SLINTEC-Multilac NOVID® antiviral antibacterial spray

    Nanotechnology and Science Park  2nd phase 2B building opened

  • 2022

    “invesTech Forum” business and investor connect forum held