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Nanotechnology is the avenue of the future, across industries and disciplines it is at the core of enabling companies to realize grand designs, created from the smallest of elements.

SLINTEC has the capabilities and expertise to develop nano-materials, nano-intermediates and nano-enabled products. These areas are in line with our research and innovation platform, allowing collaborations to be centered on particular strategic industries.

SLINTEC is intent on undertaking research and development for companies to accelerate the development of next generation products that will make them more competitive on a global scale.  We have the framework in place to support interested companies with incentives, facilities and services. We are enthusiastic about the potential for companies to invest in SLINTEC and in the Nanotechnology Park and build their research and business development activities around the Nanotechnology Centre of Excellence (NCE).

Why Nanotechnology?

  • Nanotechnology embraces the science and engineering issues encountered at the smallest scales of matter to help improve the production and manufacture of goods.
  • It promises more for less: smaller, cheaper, lighter and faster devices and materials with greater functionality, using smaller quantities of raw material and consuming less energy.
  • It allows development of platform technologies to revolutionise the society we live in with the next wave and generation of products enabling to innovate in energy, water, environment, electronics, food-agriculture and a multitude of value addition products on nano-materials.
  • The global market value of Nanotechnology is estimated to reach tens of billions of dollars in the next few years, enabling trillion dollar activities.

Why SLINTEC?

SLINTEC is the only dedicated Nanotechnology Centre coupled with a Nanotechnology Park in Asia. Research and Development at SLINTEC is directed towards addressing local as well as global issues in affordable food security, safe drinking water, healthcare, wellbeing, environmental protection and sustainable economic development.

An industry focus selected to capitalize on Sri Lanka’s natural advantages in terms of raw materials and an inherent industrial and technological knowledge base, enables SLINTEC to be highly competitive in the global landscape.

SLINTEC’s research and development is centered on building an innovative research platform with an industry focus on research of strategic and commercial relevance.

Research

  • One of the best concentrations of high quality equipment and expertise in the region, together with a dedicated research and development team with a proven track record.
  • High impact international collaborations.
  • Strong links to Universities and local R&D assets (institutes, engineers, etc.) to get access to technologies, talent, and facilities.
  • Engineering expertise to help design and scale up prototype to pilot plant and large scale manufacturing.
  • Incubation activities to support invention specific development and commercialisation paths.
  • Largest concentration of multi Industry specific technical expertise.
  • An enterprise culture, with a cross-section of expertise from science, engineering to business development that will help to build complete supply chains aligned with market pull.
  • Access to services such as, business planning, technology and marketing assessments, and administrative services in the Nanotechnology Park.
  • A unique opportunity to work with the most successful private-public partnership in Sri Lanka.

Development

  • Engineering expertise to help design and scale up prototype to pilot plant and large scale manufacturing.
  • Incubation activities to support invention specific development and commercialisation paths.
  • Largest concentration of multi Industry specific technical expertise.

Commercialization

  • An enterprise culture, with a cross-section of expertise from science, engineering to business development that will help to build complete supply chains aligned with market pull.
  • Access to services such as, business planning, technology and marketing assessments, and administrative services in the Nanotechnology Park.
  • A unique opportunity to work with the most successful private-public partnership in Sri Lanka.

What are the advantages of Nanotechnology?

  • Nanotechnology allows for the optimum design and efficiencies of current manufacture by examining bottom-up design rules and processes (i.e. the technology can custom make material with properties specific to the application).
  • Allows for study of the portfolio of products of the company currently in manufacture, and add value and premiums to lines by improved design and process.
  • Allows for new products and processes to be prototyped before introduction to customers.
  • Allows for expert Nanotechnology engineers and scientist to contribute know-how on value addition outside core-competencies of the company.
  • Allows green energy solutions to be developed by implementing novel nano-technologies.
  • Enables the development of next generation products.

What are the advantages of investing in SLINTEC?

  • Entry into high-technology products that can demand a premium in the marketplace and many new innovative technologies to compete with the best in the world.
  • Improvements in the production and manufacture of goods.
  • Partnership with some of the best known blue-chip companies in Sri Lanka.
  • Access to a unique and highly talented group of researchers and technologists, determined to make products with the label ‘Made in Sri Lanka’ one to be proud of and synonymous with high-quality.

What can SLINTEC offer?

  • Innovation in current product lines.
  • Add premium products to current portfolio and new product lines that will enable diversification of activities.
  • Cross discipline scientific expertise coupled with industry specific domain specialists to identify products and processes that would otherwise be unreachable to current industry.
  • Develop platform technologies that can lead to long term, game changing market positioning.
  • Provide research to companies that do not have an R&D culture and help establish this in Sri Lanka.
  • Provide ‘ex-situ’ base for R&D activities that are more speculative and high profile in nature so that they can gain the best advice and support from experts in the field.

What do you get for your investment and participation?

  • Access to multi-disciplinary scientific and engineering expertise and advice.
  • Project specific Intellectual Property for product development and exploitation. Creates protected lasting revenue streams regardless of whether implemented internally or externally to the company.
  • Preferential access to the SLINTEC Intellectual Property.
  • A commercial minded and results oriented R&D activity which harnesses the best talent, equipment and technology bases in the region.
  • Complete life cycle analysis including dedicated patent and IP advice to protect, exploit and expand IP aspects.
  • Dedicated incubation space in the NCE and preferential offering of space in the Nanotechnology Park to conduct own research in an environment geared to high quality output, high impact research and an unparalleled entrepreneurship eco-system.
  • Long-term, high-quality facilities and expert services including use of state of the art laboratories, seminar facilities and library functions.