As a dedicated institute on national development, PGIS provides assistance to the economic and industrial development of country by producing highly qualified entrepreneurs through postgraduate research & development projects and by supporting industries in enormous ways. The institute is rich in resources to facilitate any industrial activity as the institute has,
Organizing trainings, workshops and short courses to support solving industrial problems.
Research and development projects to develop new products, new processes based on requirements.
PGIS's Data Science Unit provides Spark based cluster for Bigdata Analytics using Hortonworks Data platform.
Analytical support from PGIS instruments and in collaboration with Science Industry Interaction Cell, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya and Research Institutes at discount rates.
Development of new Masters degree programmes to address knowledge and qualification requirements of industries and their employees.
Assisting industrial executives/managers to obtain higher degrees including Masters Degrees, Master of Philosophy Degrees and Doctorates, in order to become educationally qualified, creative and competitive.
Mineral based Value Added Products
Our researchers are capable of synthesizing materials and products using mineral/earth resources for industrial, biomedical, electronic, environmental and construction fields. There are product oriented research activities on marbles, apatite, laterites, mica, magnetite, graphite, rare earth deposits, mineral sands and value addition on gem minerals.
Pharmaceuticals and healthcare products
Pharmaceutical products can be synthesized under synthetic organic chemistry and natural products sections. Other healthcare products such as smart surgical gloves, devices, sensors, sanitizers and medical equipment can be developed.
Agricultural and Food product development
Post-harvesting technologies, new food products with good nutrition values, foods with low glycemic index and food products with medicinal value can be developed. Agricultural products such as equipment, fertilizers, pesticides, antimicrobial products, weedicides and sustainable agriculture products can be developed under PGIS industrial platform.
Cosmetics and Nutraceuticals
Natural products based cosmetics & nutraceuticals, mineral based cosmetics (Eg. Talk Powders), fragrances, antimicrobial creams, anti-aging products, anti-wrinkle products, sun protection creams and any other requirement.
Smart packaging developments such as packages with barrier properties to keep long shelf-life, spoilage indicating packages, heat resistant packages, biopolymer based package development, biodegradable packaging materials and ethylene scavenging packages.
Waste to products, waste treatment and waste minimization technologies
Some wastes can be converted into useful products and energy. Industrial wastes can be used as raw-materials to develop another industry. With this idea PGIS researchers are capable of developing technologies to minimize wastes and to convert waste into useful products.
Investors are invited to invest on already completed projects with commercial potential in order to bring the project to next level of commercialization. Please fill form in the link to enter this programme as an investor. We will inform patented project list for your consideration.
The industry or investor is allowed to submit a research proposal or research idea. PGIS can provide suitable research assistant to work full time on project subjecting to research agreements prepared case by case. The research assistant can be an M.Phil. student working full time for minimum 2 years, PhD student working full time minimum for 3 years or M.Sc. student working on 1 year research project.
3-12 months research and development projects can be provided to PGIS. The PGIS expert team of the relevant area will evaluate and have initial discussions with the client. Then PGIS will develop a research proposal with inputs of the client. When the client is satisfied with the proposal, PGIS will start the project. Please note that PGIS is taking a research engagement fee to develop a research proposal which will be waved off after engaging with the project.
Annual Workshop on Business Entrepreneurship, Startups and Technology Transfer
This annual workshop is organized in collaboration with Startup X Foundry, an organization dedicated to assist startups. This event is also facilitated by resources persons at Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology and Industrial Technology Institute.
PGIS startup/spinoff programme
PGIS students and alumni are given a golden opportunity to start their own businesses through their own innovations and research activities. Other than PGIS spinoff programme, PGIS students are also given opportunity to pitch their business ideas to the startup engine of Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) based on their willingness.
With GSMB Technical Services (Pvt) Ltd.
GSMB Technical Services (Pvt) Ltd. engaged with PGIS and invested in a project on Value Addition to Calcite Deposits at Balangoda. The project focuses on geological and geochemical investigations of calcite deposits in Balangoda and synthesis of value added products from selected deposits.
With Texco International (Pvt) Ltd.
Texco International (Pvt) Ltd, engaged with PGIS to develop a range of value-added products from Sri Lankan naturally occurring zircon sands at Pulmoddai deposit. The project focuses on establishing a Processing plant/Factory on manufacture of products from zircon sand for national and international market.
Prof. H.M.T.G.A. Pitawala Director of PGIS, Professor of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya.
Dr. Prasanga Gayanath Mantilaka Senior Lecturer, PGIS and Convener of Industrial Outreach subcommittee, Senior Lecturer, Academy of Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology, Former Senior Scientist and Coordinator of Advanced Materials Sector of Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology
Prof. Saluka Kodituwakku Professor in Computer Science, Dean of Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya.
Prof. R. M. Gamini Rajapakse Senior Professor in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya.,
Prof. Roshan Dharshana Yapa Department of Statistics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya. Director of Business Linkage Cell of University of Peradeniya.
Prof. Namal Priyantha Senior Professor in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya.
Dr. Udayana Ranatunga Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Director, Science Industry Interaction Cell, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya.
Dr. Buddhika Dassanayake Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya.
Dr. Hakeem Usoof Senior Lecturer, Department of Statistics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya.