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March 2024

The First International Conference on

University-industry Collaborations for Sustainable Development (ICSD 2024)

" Promising Pathway to Develop the Nation "

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for the First Time in

Colombo

The Colombo Conference 2024

WELCOME to

ICSD

2024

ICSD 2024 aims to promote sustainable solutions, innovative technologies, and entrepreneurial strategies in agro-industries. It will enhance university curricula, strengthen business links, and foster invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship by fostering business start-ups and promoting environmental conservation.

FOUNTAIN

FOUNTAIN explores the challenges of University-Industry Partnerships in Asian Universities, highlighting gaps in research, innovation outcomes, and collaborations. The project aims to establish a center for excellence in invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship, fostering stronger bonds between universities, industries, and research institutions. Need assessments were conducted with partners in Thailand and Sri Lanka.

The project objective are, to align industrial interests with national public interests, particularly in agro-industries, enhance university curricula with industrial training programs, strengthen university-business links, establish a community of practice, facilitate idea transition, and promote business startups. It also aims to establish a center of excellence in invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship, addressing the needs of graduates, academics, farmers, and SMEs.

International Pitching Competition - IPC 2024

The most exciting event of The Colombo Conference 2024!

Are you ready to showcase your entrepreneurial spirit and innovative ideas?

Join us for the International Pitching Competition organized by the University of Peradeniya as a session of the Colombo Conference 2024 (The First International Conference on University-industry Collaborations for Sustainable Development -ICSD 2024)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Prof. Evangelia Petridou

Colombo Conference Keynote Speaker

Mid-Sweden University

Dr. Ravi Liyanage

CO-FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN , CEO

Raigam Group
Sri Lanka

Conference Co-Chairs

Prof. Ranjith Dissanayake

PROFESSOR

University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka

Prof. G. Yugantha Jayasinghe

PROFESSOR

University of Ruhuna
Sri Lanka

Prof. Sujeeva Setunga

PROFESSOR

RMIT University
Australia

Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga

PROFESSOR

University of Huddersfield
United Kingdom

Dr. Ravi Liyanage

CO-FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN , CEO

Raigam Group
Sri Lanka

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sarintip Tantanee

PROFESSOR

Naresuan University
Thailand

Asst.Prof.Dr. Sujinda Sriwattana

PROFESSOR

Chiang Mai University
Thailand

Prof. Irene Lill

PROFESSOR

Tallinn University of Technology
Estonia

Prof. Artūras Kaklauskas

PROFESSOR

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Lithuania

Assoc. Prof. Jörgen Sparf

PROFESSOR

Mid Sweden University
Sweden

Prof. Lasith Gunawardena

PROFESSOR

University of Sri Jayawardanapura
Sri Lanka

Dr. Valsson Varghese

PRINCIPAL

KDK College of Engineering, Nagpur
India

Themes

Paper Publishing

Abstract / Full Paper Submission is now open

The selected, leading papers of the Colombo Conference (ICSD 2024) will be published by Springer Nature under the book series Proceedings in Technology Transfer. All other accepted papers will be published in a special volume of proceedings with an international standard book number (ISSN).

The Abstracts e-book will be made available on the day of the conference

Important Dates

Partner Universities

University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka
University of Ruhuna
Sri Lanka
Chiang Mai University
Thailand
Rajarata University of
Sri Lanka
Horizon Campus
Sri Lanka
Naresuan University
Thailand
University of Sabaragamuwa
Sri Lanka
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Lithuania
Mid Sweden University
Sweden
Tallinn University of Technology
Estonia

Technical Partners

University of Sri Jayawardenepura
Sri Lanka
RMIT University
Australia
University of Huddersfield
England
KDK College of Engineering, Nagpur
India

In Collaboration with

Event Partners