Awards Schemes

National Awards for Science & Technology Achievements (NASTA)

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.

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 were  called last in December, 2017 and  evaluation was completed in 2018. The Award ceremony is pending.

Next call of applications will be informed later.

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

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