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Innotech 2020 to showcase research and innovations

The Innotech 2020 Technology and Innovation Exhibition conducted by the Higher Education Technology and Innovation Ministry in collaboration with the Education Ministry will be held from March 11 to 14 at the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology, National School of Business Management (NSBM), Mahinda Rajapaksa National School, Department of Measurements Units and Standard Services at Pitipana, Homagama.

The exhibition organised under the patronage of Higher Education Technology and Innovation Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardene, Education Minister Dullas Alahapperuma and the Chairmanship of Technology and Innovation State Minister Thilanga Sumathipala, showcases research and innovations of the universities and institutions to promote science literacy at all levels of society.

The exhibition targets school and university students, tertiary and other higher educational institutions, entrepreneurs, inventors, the private sector and the public.

It is a platform for students to popularise their inventions and create enthusiasm among the younger generation to engage in science and technology.

Research and Development initiatives, inventions of the Tri-forces and the police will also be exhibited.

The exhibition will promote Research and Development in advanced, disruptive and modern technologies such as nanotechnology, robotics, industrial automation, biotechnology, genomics science, artificial intelligence, which is expected to triple its contribution towards GDP.

It is envisaged that the knowledge created and product developed as a result of R and D are not communicated to the relevant target groups nor has it benefited the industry, entrepreneurs or the public.

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