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- Inventors Commission and RDB bank sign MoU to provide loans to inventors
The signing of the MoU was attended by several respective officials from the RDB Bank, the Inventors Commission as well as relevant State officials and included RDB Bank Chairman, the Inventors Commissioner, Inventors Commission CEO Nalin Dolawatte, Ministry of Education Research and Innovation Director General P.M. Dharmatilleke and representing the RDB Bank Credit, Special Project and Policy Implementation Deputy General Manager A.H.M.G. Aberathne, RDB CEO and Chief Financial Officer Sumeda Edirisuriya and other officials
The Regional Development Bank (RDB) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Inventors Commission of Sri Lanka to support local inventors and inventions.
The agreement was the outcome of discussions between the two institutions which were renewed and expedited by Sri Lanka Inventors Commission Inventors Commissioner Prof. N.M.S. Sirimuthu who took up office some months back.
Under the agreement, Sri Lankan inventors, depending on the efficacy and marketability of their product, would be provided loans to enable the further development of their invention and for it to be marketed and promoted locally and internationally.
The agreement for the loan scheme was inked between Regional Development Bank (RDB) chairman M. Mahinda Saliya and the Inventors Commissioner Prof. N. M. Sirimuthu at the RDB headquarters in Kelaniya.
The Inventors Commission would be recommending the products for the loan to be provided through an impartial evaluation system and the RDB bank would further assess it and provide the necessary support, following up the necessary loan provision evaluation process set for the scheme. The loans would be provided at the lowest rates in the market, between 4 % and 10% dependent on the prevailing refinance schemes and interest subsidy loan schemes.
The MoU was described as an historic event effective in its actual implementation in Sri Lanka, where inventors who have strong solutions to national problems can apply for a bank loan based on their patent.
“This loan scheme is a plan that was being discussed by the Inventors Commission and the current Chairman Prof. N. M. S. Sirimuthu revived and expedited the matter by taking personal interest in it,” Inventors Commission CEO Nalin Dolawatte explained at the occasion.
“Inventors are the lifeline of any nation. That is why many countries provide a wide range of support for inventors. We at the inventors commission have come up with new plans to increase the support base for inventors and to ensure that the receiving of a patent is coupled with many practical support systems,” Prof. Sirimuthu stated.
He pointed out that along with modern technology based innovations, the entire gamut of knowledge that the country has inherited as traditional knowledge, such as Traditional medicine (Deshiya Chikitsa and Ayurvedha) are all potential bases for new inventions to maximise the economic potential of the country and the wellbeing of the people. He explained the link between education, invention and entrepreneurship, stating that there are several collaborations planned by the Inventors Commission to set the above links in motion and that the current priority was ensuring that the economic support for invention linked entrepreneurship is provided.
“For some time it has been a priority of the Inventors Commission of Sri Lanka to have an arrangement with the bank so that once an inventor gets a local or international patent that he or she could be recognised by the banking system as someone having an asset that will act as an equivalent of the standard recognition given by banks to collateral. Therefore the MoU signed today is the beginning of a journey that will take Sri Lanka to a new culture of invention so that the inventor could get a loan on the basis of his patent,” Prof. Sirimuthu said.
He highlighted that the Inventors Commission and the RDB bank would work in unison to see that the numbers of loan default would be zero under the new scheme by ensuring the successful marketability and profit making of the product.
He reiterated the fact highlighted by the RDB team that there are a significant number of persons in Sri Lanka overall who are under the crib category (barred from dealing with any bank) as they have failed to repay the loans.
He said that the Regional Development Bank (RDB Bank) and the Inventors Commission would seek to provide awareness on this to inventors who seek to obtain loans under this newly introduced loan scheme so that they could carefully plan for their inventions to be profit making.
The officials of both institutions explained that the RDB was chosen because it was the apex bank, set up by the Central Bank over three decades ago with the explicit purpose of eradicating rural poverty.
“The beginnings of the Regional Development Bank (RDB) can be traced back to as far as 1985 when district level banks under the category of Regional Rural Development Banks were established with a specific mandate to assist the grass root development of the nation,” RDB Bank Chairman Mahinda Saliya said.
He asserted that the bank is working on several new mechanisms to liaise more closely with the media and also to facilitate a holistic monitoring and evaluation system to assist entrepreneurs and inventors better as well as develop new products that will cater to a wide range of social groups to ensure the holistic development of the nation.
“We want the media to take our work to the villages. We have loan schemes we want more and more inventors/entrepreneurs to know about,” the RDB chairman said.
He drew attention to the need to create awareness at diverse official levels of the importance of seeing invention as part of the national culture that will contribute to the macro economy in the long term.”
“An invention is something that should reach the market at some point and the success of the invention depends on how it faces competition in the market as a product. This is what creates a stimulating backdrop for the rise of entrepreneurship in the country,” the RDB Bank Chairman further explained.
RDB bank Deputy General Manager A.H.M.G. Aberathne who had played a pivotal role to assist the Inventors Commission to expedite the new loan scheme for inventors stated that the RDB bank and the Inventors Commission had teamed up with the private sector and that these initiatives would be announced to the media shortly.
Alongside the introduced loan scheme, both the bank and the inventors commission would be working on partnerships with diverse institutions to enable the better reach of local inventions in Sri Lanka and internationally, it was revealed
- Exhibition and the inventor- investor meetup for renewable-Sustainable energy related inventions and innovation
Exhibition and the inventor- investor meetup for renewable-Sustainable energy related inventions and innovation
Please inform us your renewable-Sustainable energy related inventions and innovation on or before 29th August 2022 via email or post with below information.- Inventor Name/Contact – (T.P number and Email)- Invention Name- Description of the Invention- Video/Photos of the invention- Status -Patented/Pending patent/not applied
• Email- firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
• Address- No 46-48/Cotta Road/Colombo 08
Exhibition and Inventor-Investor Meetup for Renewable-Sustainable Energy-Related Inventions and Innovations
Message to INVESTORS – We welcome you to this opportunity to select the best invention and innovation for you.
Message to Inventors- If you have not notified us regarding your invention yet, please notify us on or before September 2, 2022
Dates – September 11 and 12
Venue – All Ceylon Buddhist Conference
380, Bauddaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07
- Pera Tech-Disrupt 2K22
Deadline for application submission: 26th August 2022
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- ” SAHASAK NIMAVUM ” 2022 INTERNATIONAL INVENTIONS AND INNOVATIONS COMPETITION – ( SN 2022)
We warmly invite you to participate in the fourth Online Sahasak Nimavum 2022 International Invention and Innovation Competition.
This year we planned to organize an online competition, which you can participate in the competition where ever you are. Therefore, we have changed several protocols as mentioned follow
The deadline for registration – 30th November 2022.
The competitors have to register online.
The online evaluations of the inventions will be held from 20th- 28th of December 2022.
The winners’ names will be published on the official website of Sri Lanka Inventors Commission.
The winner’s medals and the certificates will be couriered to the provided postal address of the winner.
The registration fee for the event is $200. Payment can be done as an online transaction to the bank account mentioned below
( The payment slip needs to be attached to the registration form.)
Beneficiary Name: Sri Lanka Inventors Commission
Beneficiary Address: No – 46 & 48, Cotta Road, Colombo 8, Sri Lanka
Beneficiary Account Name: Sri Lanka Inventors Commission
Account Number: 204-4-021-3-1791066
Beneficiary Bank: People’s Bank
Beneficiary Branch: Headquarters Branch
Branch Address: No.75, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 2, Sri Lanka.
Bank SWIFT Code: PSBKLKLX
Payment should be made in full amount type, any taxes or levies must be borne by the participant
Please feel free to contact us for more information via firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
-Registration desk – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ll8KtqXNcq1duiNTKcsfDwq1kHeexRoDC_1RX98qH44/edit
-E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
-Telephone: +94 11 26 76 648, +94 11 36 122 32, +94 11 26 766 50
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අයදුම් කිරීමට පෙර මේවා සකස් කරන්න /விண்ணப்பிக்கும் முன் இவற்றைத் தயாரிக்கவும்
- Sahasak Nimavum 2021
“Sahasak Nimavum” National Invention and Innovation competition is an annual event organized by the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC) to encourage making or creation of inventions in Sri Lankan citizens. From the year 2019, an international inventor/innovator pavilion is set up for exhibiting their inventions and innovations and share knowledge and build collaboration between Sri Lankan inventors and International inventors.
“Sahasak Nimavum 2021” is opened for both international and local Inventors as two separate events. We have decided to continue our competition as an online competition due to the CORONA virus pandemic. The applicants can submit their invention/ innovation video on registration and video will be evaluated by a panel of judges appointed by SLIC.
Local inventors can register under four main categories ie: School, University & Tertiary Educational Institute, Open and Commercialized.
Inventions can compete under fourteen technical fields as follows.
- F 01 – Public Safety, Welfare and National Defense
- F 02 – Physics
- F 03 – Medicine and Pharmacy
- F 04 – Traditional Medicine
- F 05 – Agriculture
- F 06 – Food Technology
- F 07 – Chemistry
- F 08 – Applied Sciences and Technology
- F 09 – Energy
- F 10 – Environmental Conservation
- F 11 – Engineering
- F 12 – Information and Communication Technology
- F 13 – Transportation
- F 14 – Public Works and Infrastructure Engineering
“Dasis” is a name given to King “Ravana”, who probably is one of the greatest inventors of our history. The most popular invention of him is the “Dandu Monara”, the wooden plane. As a nation, we have so much to get inspired from our rich heritage. Hence we gave the name “Dasis” for the award. It defines the ten heads of king “Ravana” to symbolize the observational capability of inventors and the knowledge that is all-pervasive. These ten heads are depicted graphically at the center of the trophy. The two wings on either sides represent the imagination of inventors and the wheels show how they give wings to ideas through technology.
- Meetings With Inventors
- “කොවිඩ් 19 පිටුදකිමු” – නවනිපැයුම් වාණිජකරණය සඳහා යොමුකිරීම
“කොවිඩ් 19 පිටුදකිමු” – නවනිපැයුම් වාණිජකරණය සඳහා යොමුකිරීම ඖෂධ නිෂ්පාදනය, සැපයීම හා නියාමන රාජ්ය අමාත්ය ගරු (මහාචාර්ය) චන්න ජයසුමන මහතා, නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තීය අධ්යාපන, පර්යේෂණ හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්ය අමාත්ය ගරු (විශේෂඥ වෛද්ය) සීතා අරඹේපොල මහත්මිය, ශ්රී ලංකා නව නිපැයුම්කරුවන්ගේ කොමිසමේ කොමසාරිස් මහාචාර්ය. එන්. එම්. එස්. සිරිමුතු මහතා, සහකාර කොමසාරිස් මහාචාර්ය. නීලිකා මලවිගේ, සහකාර කොමසාරිස් වෛද්ය. අනුප හේරත්, ශ්රී ලංකා නව නිපැයුම්කරුවන්ගේ කොමිසමේ අධ්යක්ෂ /ප්රධාන විධායක නිළධාරී ඒන්. ඒන්. ඩබ්. දොලවත්ත මහතා, අමාත්යංශ නිලධාරින්, නවනිපැයුම්කරුවන් මාධ්ය නිලධාරින්, ආයෝජකයින්, ව්යාපාරිකයින් ඇතුළු පිරිසක් සහභාගී විය.
නව නිර්මාණකරුවන් විසින් තම නිර්මාණයන්ගේ අවශ්යතාවය හා වාණිජ විභවය පිළිබඳව කරනු ලබන කෙටි ඉදිරිපත්කිරීමක්.
Microorganism Diverting and Clearing Device – වෛද්ය ශෂික ආරියරත්න මහතා.කෘතීම ශ්වසන ආධාරක යන්ත්ර සදහා භාවිතා කල හැකි ප්රාශ්වාස වාතයේ අඩංගු විශබීජ හරණය කරන උපකරණය වෛද්ය ශෂික ආරියරත්න මහතා විසින් නිර්මාණය කර ඇත. රෝගීන් කෘතීම ශ්වසන ආධාරක යන්ත්ර සදහා සම්බන්ධ කිරීමෙන් පසු රෝගීන්ගේ ප්රාශ්වාස වාතයේ අඩංගු විශබීජ හරණය කිරීම සදහා දියුණු තාක්ෂණික උපක්රම කිහිපයක්ම මේ සදහා භාවිතා කර ඇත.සෞඛ්ය ක්ෂේත්රයේ කාර්යමණ්ඩලය විශ්බීජවලට නිරාවරණය වීමෙන් සිදුවන රෝගී අවධානම අවමකිරීම සදහා භාවිතා කල හැකි මෙම සුවිශේෂී නව නිර්මාණය ජාතික ඖෂධ නියාමන අධිකාරියේ අනුමැතියද ලබා ඇත.ශ්රී ලංකා නව නිපැයුම්කරුවන්ගේ කොමිසමේ අනුග්රහය මත ශ්රී ලාංකීය පේටන්ට් බලපත්රය ලබා, පරීක්ෂණ වාර්තා මගින් සාර්ථකත්වය තහවුරු කර ඇති මෙම නව නිර්මාණය වර්තමානයේ රජයේ රෝහල් හා විශ්වවිද්යාල කිහිපයක ඉදිරි වැඩිදියුණු කිරීම් සදහා තවදුරටත් අධ්යයනයන් ද සිදුකෙරෙමින් පවතී.
Video Laryngoscope – වෛද්ය අනූප හේරත් මහතා.අසාද්ය රෝගීන් සදහා කෘතිම ස්වසනය ලබාදීමේදී අත්යාවශ්යම සහ තීරනාත්මක ම පියවර පහසු කරවන “විඩියෝ ලැරින්ගස්කෝප්” උපකරණය නිර්වින්දනයේදී ශල්යකර්මයකට පෙර රෝගීන් නින්දට වැටීමේදී භාවිතා කරන වෛද්ය උපකරණයකි, මෙම උපකරණය උපයෝගී කර ගෙන රෝගියෙකුගේ ශ්වාසනාලයට (වාතාශ්රය නල) නලයක් තැබීමට පුළුවන. සාම්ප්රදායික ක්රම අභියෝගයට ලක් වූ දුෂ්කර අවස්ථාවන්හිදී මෙම උපකරණය බෙහෙවින් උපකාරී වේ. මෙය සමීපව සිටීමේ අවශ්යතාවයද අඩු කරයි. COVID 19 ආසාදිත හෝ සැකසහිත රෝගීන්ගේ ශල්යකර්ම සදහා මෙය ඉතා වැදගත් වේ.ශ්රී ලංකා නව නිපැයුම්කරුවන්ගේ කොමිසමේ තාක්ෂණික බිජෝෂණාගාර හරහා මෙම නව නිපෙයුම සංවර්ධනයකර ඇත
Microorganism Destroying & Air Filtering Unit – තුෂාන් කරුණාරත්න මහතා.වාතය මගින් පැතිරයන ක්ෂුද්ර අංශු හා ක්ෂුද්ර ජීවීන් හරණය හා පෙරණය කළහැකි නව වායු පිරිසිදු කරන උපකරණය තුෂාන් කරුණාරත්න මහතා විසින් සිදුකල සුවිශේෂී නව නිපැයුමකි . සංවෘත පරිසරයක පවතින විෂබීජ සහිත වාතය පිරිසිදු කිරීම, ආර්ද්රතාවය පාලනය කිරීම, නැවුම් වාතය ආරක්ෂිතව මිශ්ර කිරීම, සේවා අවශ්යතා සංඥා කිරීම වැනි සුවිශේෂී ගුණාංග වලින් සමන්විත මෙම නව නිර්මාණය වර්තමානයේ බද්දේගම දිස්ත්රික් රෝහලේ COVID රෝගීන් සදහා වූ ප්රතිකාර මධ්යස්ථානයේ ස්ථාපනය කර ක්රියාත්මක වේ. වාට්ටු සංකීර්ණ සදහා පමණක් නොව ගෘහාශ්රිත භාවිතය හා පොදු ප්රවාහන සේවා සඳහාද භාවිත කල හැකි වන අයුරින් නිපදවා ඇති මෙම නව නිර්මාණය ශ්රී ලංකා නව නිපැයුම්කරුවන්ගේ කොමිසමේ උපකාර මත වැඩිදියුණු කර, තාක්ෂණික වාර්ථා ලබාගැනිමෙන් අනතුරුව වානිජකරණ මට්ටම දක්වා එළබ ඇත.
Smooth lateral patient transfer apparatus (Bed to Trolly) – ආචාර්ය පී. එම්. ටී. බණ්ඩාර මහතා.මෙම උපකරණය විශේෂයෙන් සැලසුම් කර ඇත්තේ කොඳු ඇට පෙළේ තුවාල ඇති රෝගීන් මාරු කිරීමේදී සිදුවිය හැකි තුවාල අවම කිරීම සඳහා ය. මෙම නිෂ්පාදනය සමඟ, පාර්ශ්විකව මාරු කරන රෝගීන් සඳහා අවශ්ය සෞඛ්ය සේවකයින්ගේ සංඛ්යාව අඩු වන අතර, එක් සෞඛ්ය සේවකයෙකුට පමණක් රෝගියා පහසු ලෙස මාරු කළ හැකිය. අද්විතීය ලෙස සැළසුම් කළ මෙම ඇඳ සමඟ ශල්යකර්මයකට භාජනය වූ රෝගියෙකුට ද රෝගියාගේ පිහිටීම වෙනස් නොකර ශල්යකර්ෂක ශාලාවේ ඇඳෙන් වාට්ටුවේ ඇඳට පහසුවෙන් මාරු කළ හැකිය. මාරු කිරීමේ ක්රියාවලිය ස්පර්ශ රහිත බැවින්, දැඩි සත්කාර ඒකක වල සිටින COVID-19 රෝගීන් සමඟ කටයුතු කිරීමේදී මෙම නිෂ්පාදනය විශේෂයෙන් ප්රයෝජනවත් විය හැකිය.නවනිපැයුම්කරුවන් හා ආයෝජකයින් අතර ව්යාපාරික හමුවක් මේ සමග පෙවෙත්විමට කටයුතු කරනු ඇත
- Donation of SLIC funded invention under project- Fight Against COVID -19
-SEMI AUTOMATED TELEPRESENCE ROBOT to National Hospital for Respiratory Diseases, Welisara, Ragama-
The team of inventors consists Eng Sahan C. Ranasinghe,Eng. Anuruddha Tennakoon and Eng. Buddhika Marasinghe donated the invention Semi Automated Telepresence Robot to National Hospital for Respiratory Diseases, Welisara, Ragama which was funded by SLIC.
This is a Semi Automated Telepresence Robot for Indoor transportation for deliver meals, drugs, and garbage collection and for patient interview in covid-19 wards, suspect patients’ wards and during other necessary situations in hospitals. In addition to that, this is suitable for manufacturing plants, warehouses. This robot can be used as a remote control or run on automated guided path. But you can override anytime. It has obstacle detection sensors, mechanical dampers to avoid collision. Also most importantly it has a camera and display for Video conferencing facility to communicate with patients. Health care staff can monitor or interview the patients and get the feedback about their symptoms immediately with less exposursity of medical staff to covid-19 patients.
- Donation of SEMI AUTOMATED TELEPRESENCE ROBOT to National Hospital for Respiratory Diseases, Welisara, Ragama
Donation of SLIC funded invention under project- Fight Against COVID -19.
-SEMI AUTOMATED TELEPRESENCE ROBOT to National Hospital for Respiratory Diseases, Welisara, Ragama –
The Team- Eng (Mr) Sahan C. Ranasinghe,Eng. (Mr) Anuruddha Tennakoon and Eng. (Mr) Buddhika Marasinghe