The INNOTEC 2020 National Technology and Innovation Exhibition being organised by the Ministry of Higher Education Technology and Innovation (MHETI) and the State Ministry of Technology and Innovation (SMTI), in collaboration with Government Research Institutes, Universities and the private sector, will be held from 11 to 14 March, in Pitipana, Homagama.
The ‘INNOTEC’ exhibition will be held with the main objective of promoting science literacy at all levels of the society and showcasing research and development outcomes and innovations of the institutes and universities operating under the purview of the Ministry. This exhibition will be held on the premises of Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology, NSBM Green University, Mahinda Rajapaksa National School and the Department of Measurements Units and Standard Services and will consist of three zones, namely an Educational zone, Innovation zone, and a Research and Development zone.
The exhibition will display products and prototypes created as a result of research and development work of institutes and universities, inventions from research institutes, universities and individual inventors, inventions and exhibits from tri - forces and police, edutainment activities (a math lab, educational games, etc.), knowledge on new and emerging technologies (use of solar energy, 5G and IoT (Internet of Things), eurotechnology, usage of drones, etc.), mobile planetarium, night sky observation camps, demonstrations on water rockets, exhibits of student of NSBM, awareness materials to increase knowledge on STEM and other related fields, entertainment activities (dog shows, horse shows, street drama and musical and cultural shows, etc.) The exhibition will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. during all four days and entry will be free of charge.