The Sri Lanka Association for Software Services Companies (SLASSCOM), the national chamber for IT/BPM industry in Sri Lanka announces that application submission date for SLASSCOM National Ingenuity Awards 2021 has been extended till 5th March 2021.
The SLASSCOM National Ingenuity Awards 2021 (formerly known as SLASSCOM Innovation Awards) is held for the third consecutive year in celebration of the greatest innovations in the field of IT in Sri Lanka. A major highlight of this year’s event is the notable inroads to provincial level with an all-new competition, ensuring that local talents are identified from the grassroots in the society while providing equal opportunities for all Sri Lankans to be rewarded for their innovations. Besides that, the winners of the provincial competition will be recognized from the provincial level itself, setting up the platform for them to reach the national level.
This all-island competition opens doors for students from universities and schools to earn a national level recognition and mentorship opportunities to work with IT industry experts and gain hands-on industry experience, which bode well for their future, grooming them as IT professionals with assured career pathways. Apart from the University/School categories, the competition has set the stage for individuals, businesses, SMEs, Startups, covering each and every segment of the society.
Commenting on the Awards, Dilan Rajapakse, Head of the SLASSCOM Regional Development Forum said, “We have built this platform to recognize and showcase innovative IT solutions and talent from all parts of the country. This is the only such platform where University and School students, start-ups and corporates from all provinces of Sri Lanka can take part, compete and be recognized at Provincial level and National level.”
“This is a fantastic opportunity for all innovators and disruptors from across Sri Lanka to be recognized in their own province as well as on the national stage. This opportunity is not only created for corporates but also for startups, undergraduates and even school students to showcase their innovations. Being recognized on this platform will no doubt open up great opportunities for the participants which will in return create a great impact to the eco-system and the IT/ BPM industry” said Charindra Wijemanne, Alternate Head of the SLASSCOM Entrepreneurship and Innovation Forum.
“The winners of this competition will not only be recognized for their ingenuity, but they will also have the opportunity of being mentored by some of biggest names in the IT/BPM industry. This experience alone will no doubt offer priceless benefits for the winners.” said Shehan Kumar, Alternate Head of the SLASSCOM Regional Development Forum.
Applications can be submitted under the categories: Best Product Innovation, Best Client Delivery Innovation, Best Technology or Framework Innovation, Best Innovation in Business Process Management, Best innovation in Internal Processes, Best Startup, Upcoming Woman Technopreneur of the Year, Best Innovative Product/Project – Universities, Best Innovative Product/Project – Schools.
Winners for each category will be selected by a grand jury comprising of distinguished and eminent personalities with years of experience in the IT/BPM industry. This national event will be sponsored by: MilleniumIT ESP- Strategic sponsor, Axiata Digital Labs- Technology sponsor, Wiley- Principal sponsor, London Stock Exchange Group- Innovation partner, Dialog Axiata PLC- Corporate sponsor and Hatch- Startup Eco-system partner.
Applications can be submitted till 5th March 2020 and interested applicants can visit www.slasscom.lk/ia for registrations and more information.
From Left – Head of the SLASSCOM Regional Development Forum Dilan Rajapakse, Alternate Head of the SLASSCOM Entrepreneurship and Innovation Forum Charindra Wijemanne, Alternate Head of the SLASSCOM Regional Development Forum Shehan Kumar