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University research and commercialization - experience of the University of Moratuwa

Show simple item record Ranasinghe, KAMK 2019-07-05T06:17:39Z 2019-07-05T06:17:39Z
dc.description.abstract While the focus of universities in Sri Lanka is to produce employable quality graduates, the prevailing attitude amongst decision makers seems to be that it is good to have research in universities but not essential. In addition, a number of issues seem to impede both research in universities and their commercialization. There is hardly any dedicated funding for research in universities. Also, there is a misconception that output from university research can and should be commercialized. In reality, the objective of university research is to find something new that is publishable and may be to obtain a patent and never the commercializing of the research. To prepare a research project for commercialization as a bankable proposition, the process requires at the very least, a proof of concept, prototype and a business plan from the idea that was successful at the laboratory. This paper identifies and discusses possible interventions by the government and the universities on the short term and the long term and suggests the way forward for universities in Sri Lanka based on the experience of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title University research and commercialization - experience of the University of Moratuwa en_US
dc.type Conference-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Civil Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.year 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.conference Improving the Quality of Life Through Science : Inaugural AASSA General Assembly 2012 en_US Colombo en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 67 - 72 en_US

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