TRI Launches Activities of TTO
The inaugural meeting, launching the activities of the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) was successfully concluded on 4th November 2020. The program was held at the TRI Auditorium with the participation of TRI head office staff and Regional centres’ staff via virtual communications.
The Director, TRI, Dr. L S K Hettiarachchi commenced the program with the opening remarks emphasizing the need for establishment of TTO to facilitate Research Officers in creating a better innovation environment at the Institute. Ms. Vindya Wijesinghe, Deputy Project Manager from the Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology, and Innovation (COSTI) delivered the guest speech elaborating the functions of a TTO. Dr. M A B Ranatunga, Head, Plant Breeding Division who is currently the Manager, TTO, presented the initiatives TTO has taken and its goals set for the year as a functional unit. Launching event was followed by a Q & A session where Ms. Bhagya Herath, Ms. Navodi Wickramasinghe, and Ms. Thidasi Dahanayake, Deputy Project Managers, COSTI offered some useful responses and tips.
The TTO is entrusted to assist innovators in Intellectual Property related activities, identify innovations with commercial potential, licensing of such and establishment of the communication channel with prospective clients to elevate those innovations to industrial acceptance.
Potential inventors and collaborators are welcome to connect with TTO staff through;
Telephone: +94 718501298/ +94 777248011
Email: tto[at]tri.lk / techtransfer.tri[at]gmail.com