Grants Schemes

National Science Foundation (NSF) promotes technology development and innovation for socio-economic development of Sri Lanka by building public-private, institution-industry partnerships. Accordingly, the NSF supports state, non-state sector organizations as well as individuals not belonging to any organization not only to develop new technologies, products and processes addressing technological solutions industry/ market needs but also to start up businesses based on new technologies.

Facilitating Technology Development & Promotion, Technology Acquisition, Integration and Application the following grant scheme are in operation.

  • Support for Technology Development. (TechD)
    The aim of this scheme is to take research outputs beyond laboratory scale by assisting three target groups of people belonging to different sectors to conduct projects of experimental development focusing on the following. Read more

  • Support for start up Businesses based on novel technologies. (Start ups)
    This scheme will provide an opportunity for researchers/scientists/engineers to start up businesses by establishing start-up companies or spinoffs using their university/institute-based new technologies. Read more

Facilitating Technology Transfer

Building regulatory frameworks/tools for technology development and promotion

    • Formulation and the implementation of the UI-I Partnership policy - Policy is being developed.
    • Facilitate formulation and implementation of Institutional IP Policies
    • IP audit and IP strategy development

The intellectual property audit (IP Audit) is a management tool for the assessment of the value and risk of intellectual property assets. Its objective is to gain a comprehensive view of the environment for the development of IP assets. Data collected in IP Audit will help address how well a country or region is equipped to participate in economic growth based on intellectual property assets. It is envisaged to conduct IP audit in Sri Lanka and the preparatory work is being done.

Building institutional capabilities in technology development & promotion of innovation

Technological information dissemination

    • Maintaining the Technology databank of technological information and service providers.
    • A list of addresses of 3300 technology developers (industry, university, R&D institutions, are available with us.
    • Facilitate providing technical solutions to SMEs
    • Providing technological information to SMEs

Collaborative activities with the Vidatha Centres

Organizing conferences, seminars and workshops for technological information dissemination-industry needs assessment

Intellectual property

Intellectual property (IP) protection & awareness building

Promoting IP awareness & protection the following projects/programmes are conducted.

Intellectual Property awareness

    • IP education facilitating project in the universities & schools
    • IP awareness among all categories of people in the country

Intellectual Property Protection

  • Patent Desk providing facilities for patent data search and PCT filing
  • Financial support for patenting, renewing of patents and patent drafting - (NSF policy)
  • Provide consultancy on IP related matters
  • Facilitate capacity building for protection of IP

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