Sri Lanka’s premier and award-winning technology conglomerate – Epic Technology Group, synonymous with innovative fintech Solutions, has come forward to construct a state-of-the-art research and innovation lab at the University of Moratuwa (UoM), the country’s leading technological higher education institute.
Epic Technology Group takes pride in being the only Sri Lankan technology conglomerate to have an in-house, fully-equipped state-of-the-art research and innovation centre with dedicated innovators and researchers.
“Judging on the success of our very own research and innovation centre is what inspired me to create an identical facility at the University of Moratuwa,” said Epic Technology Group Executive Chairman and Managing Director Dr. Nayana Dehigama.
Adding further, Dr. Dehigama stated, “I am a firm believer that innovation is the single most important ingredient for organisations to survive and grow. Continuous improvement can only be achieved through deliberate process of innovation. It is with this belief that our company is committed to research and innovations”.
The UoM is considered as one of the finest universities in the region. It attracts top-end students and transforms them into world-class technocrats, who are on par with the products of best-in-class universities in the world.
As of today, the UoM has five faculties: Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology, Faculty of Business and Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Furthermore, this is the most preferred university for undergraduate enrolment in the respective disciplines and it produces the most sought-after graduates for employment in Sri Lanka today.
The UoM has been growing rapidly in terms of quality, recognition, activities, number of courses, student intake, staff outreach and research. Currently the university offers 12 undergraduate courses in a variety of disciplines and 56 postgraduate courses along with postgraduate degrees by research including the PhD.
“Our vision is to be the most globally recognized knowledge enterprise in Asia,” stated UoM Vice Chancellor Professor Ananda Jayawardena.
He further stated, “We have initiated many strategic activities to achieve this vision including, attracting private sector research and development (R&D) laboratories, setting up national centres for provision of cutting-edge technologies and technological and innovation incubators, promoting and facilitating student enterprises and centres of excellence and mediating international collaborations among several initiatives,” Professor Jayawardena said.
“I would like to thank Epic Technology Group for coming forward in this great initiative and this partnership between Epic and the UoM can reach greater heights in the world of innovative technology,” he concluded.