Phased Development

The Nanotechnology Park will be developed in a phased approach via pragmatic investments by the Government of Sri Lanka, through the Ministry of Technology and Research, and organizations keen on establishing themselves in the Park. A phased approach to development was selected as a rational way of planning for the future and eliminating limitations, enabling expansion of the scope based on market demand and research success.

 Phase 1

  • Development of the Nanotechnology Centre of Excellence (NCE).
  • Phase 1a

–      Centre of Research & Innovation

–      Accommodation for visiting Researchers

  • Phase 1b

–      Incubation cells for taking Research through Development into Commercialization

–      Corporate Research & Business Development (R&BD)

–      Technology Commercialization Centre (TCC)

–      Administrative Centre & essential Centralized Services

–      Auditorium

–      Expansion of Accommodation

  • Phase 1c

–      Nanotechnology focused departments of other Institutes

–      Expansion of Incubation

–      Expansion of Corporate Research & Business Development (R&BD)

–      Expansion of Accommodation

–      Library

Phase 2

  • Focus: Incubation and Pilot Plant development. This phase will be developed along with Phase 1 in 2013. Plots will be offered to SLINTEC equity holders as well as current R&D partners and focus will also be on attracting domestic and international companies. Phase 2 will also include:
    • Development of Zone A
    • Initiate development of Housing Zone close to the main road

 Phase 3

  • Focus: Attract Research &Business Development (R&BD) of High Technology Industries and would also contain the following:
    • Development of Zone B
    • Initiate development of Housing Zone close to the paddy field
    • Expansion of Centralized Services

 Phase 4

  • Focus: Continue to attract R&BD Multinational Companies as well as Small and Medium Enterprises, and progress the following:
    • Development of Zone C, D and E
    • Continue to develop both Housing Zones
    • Develop Outreach Zone
    • Develop Recreation Facilities

Leveraging on the success of SLINTEC, the Park will attract leading experts, scientists and professors from the world over to take up term-based tenures.  Based at the NCE, they will be available for consultation and brainstorming, with the aim of empowering companies to continue to push the boundaries of innovation.

The Nanotechnology Park will enable companies, organizations and institutes to invest and develop their research centers, incubation facilities and pilot plants within the environment of an Advanced Science and Technology Park. Companies will have access to high-end research equipment and instruments as well as highly-specialized scientists and researchers at the NCE. The Park is set up to be an open canvass, a framework of support ensuring that companies are able to drive innovation with unencumbered focus and precision.