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NASTA Awards 2018

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National Awards for Science & Technology Achievements are destined to exclusively recognize the significant contributions made by Sri Lankan scientists, engineers, technologists and entrepreneurs towards the economic and social development of Sri Lanka through significant science & technology inputs. Transformation of knowledge into products, processes, services or solutions that add value across industry for maximum socio-economic benefit is one aspect promoted by this awards scheme. Secondly, it is designed to enhance innovative culture and capacity for economic advantage.

Applications are called for 2018 awards from prospective candidates from public and private sector organizations as well as individuals who have made the above mentioned impacts to socio-economic development of the country during 2007-2017. Applications from past award recipients based on the same project which has already been considered and conferred with an award/ certificate of merit will not be entertained. Awards will be made under the following categories. The evaluation of applications will be done at several steps according to a set of assessment criteria by an expert Panel of Judges. The most suitable candidates will be selected under each category. If there are no suitable candidates, no awards will be made under that category.

Award Categories

  1. Individual/team/institutional outstanding leadership in promoting & developing S&T
  2. Excellence in multidisciplinary team efforts in the application of S&T
  3. Excellence in public-private partnerships built in the application of S&T
  4. Excellence in international collaboration for advancement of S&T
  5. Adaption of technologies to large industries
  6. Transfer of technologies to SMEs
  7. Harnessing S&T for sustainable development
  8. Innovative applications of advanced technologies
  9. Value addition to local natural resources (biological, earth & marine resources etc.)
  10. Development of viable substitutes for imports (acquired or adapted) and acquired or adapted technologies resulting in successfully exported products/ services
  11. Outstanding S & T contributions having a significant impact on the nation
  12. Mainstreaming indigenous knowledge for S & T development
  13. Improvement of productivity, quality and competitiveness of products/processes/services through application of S&T

Applications must reach the NSF no later than December 29th, 2017.
Late applications will not be entertained. For further details, please contact the Technology Division of the NSF at 011-2696771-3, 011-2676766, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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National Science Foundation,
47/5, Maitland Place,
Colombo 07.

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