IESL Undergraduate Inventor of the Year - 2022
The best platform to showcase innovativeness and talents of engineering undergraduates.

IESL

The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) is a multidisciplinary professional Engineering institution in Sri Lanka. It is the foremost institute for Engineers in this country.


Vision

Be amongst the leading professional institutions in engineering and technology in the world.

Mission

To be the apex national body of engineers in Sri Lanka which ensures internationally recognized and locally relevant standards in the professional practice and education in engineering, while actively supporting national development and diligently serving its members and the society at large.


IESL - UIY Committee

Undergraduate Inventor of the Year (UIY) is a committee in IESL that aims to encourage and stimulate undergraduates’ interest in inventions related to Engineering. It also focuses on providing an opportunity for Engineering undergraduates to organize and present their inventions.

Eng. Kasun Perera
Chairman
Dr. Kisho Kumar
Secretary
Eng. Navodana Kankanamge
Immediate Past Chairman
Eng. Lasantha Prasad
Deputy Chairman
Eng. Imasha Balahewa
Assistant Secretary
Eng. Jagath Jayaranga
Committee Member
Eng. Prabath Illangakoon
Committee Member
Eng.Upul Pallekubura
Committee Member
Eng. Sameera Wijerathne
Committee Member
Eng. Uththara Kanakaratne
Committee Member
Eng. Akila Wijesinghe
Committee Member
Eng. Vinura Wickramasinghe
Committee Member
Background


UIY 2022

This program is a unique platform for recognizing and rewarding the nation's most outstanding and innovative undergraduate students and showcasing the emerging ideas and inventions that will shape the future. Judges will evaluate each entry for its originality, inventiveness, scope of use and potential social, environmental or economic value. Winners will enjoy exclusive cash prizes, awards, certificates and the opportunity to patent their inventions.


Guidelines

Read Guidelines

Judging Criteria

Read Judging Criteria


Timeline

  • Calling for applications - May 1st, 2022
  • Closing of applications - June 20th, 2022
  • Preliminary round - August 12th, 2022
  • Second round (if necessary) - September 17th, 2022
  • Final Competition - October 20th, 2022

Prizes

  • Awards and cash prizes for the 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place.
    • 1st Place - LKR 100,000/-
    • 2nd Place - LKR 75,000/-
    • 3rd Place - LKR 50,000/-

  • Awards and cash prize of LKR 30,000/- for the remaining finalists.
  • Awards and cash prize of LKR 10,000/- for the most popular invention.
  • Awards and cash prize of LKR 10,000/- for the best market viable invention.
  • Valuable certificates will be given for the finalists.
  • One year of free IESL student/associate membership for the finalists.
  • For selected inventions, a mentor will be provided for further development of the invention and will be guided throughout the patent receiving process.

Patent Criteria

  • An opportunity will be provided for selected contestants to patent their inventions through Sri Lanka Inventors Commission.
  • Entries are ineligible if
    • The invention has already been patented or disclosed by another party/inventor, or
    • The applicant has been issued a patent for the invention more than one year prior to the date of submission to the competition.


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