Dialog's Innovation Challenge Invites All Innovators to Create Sri Lanka’s Digital Future
September 19th, 2023 (Colombo)
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, is extending an invitation to all Sri Lankans to join the Dialog Innovation Challenge, a national endeavour to propel the country through digital transformation and create the digital future of the nation.
This national initiative invites the nation's finest minds and visionaries to channel their innovation and creativity towards a common goal: enriching the lives of Sri Lankan individuals, businesses, and communities through technology-driven solutions. The proposed solutions must be a beacon of innovation, capable of reshaping a market or elevating existing processes. Participants can submit solutions that are at any stage of completion, be it a prototype, a Minimum Viable Product, or a fully developed solution. No limitations bind the scope of these solutions, as participants can harness the transformative power of digital technologies such as AI, machine learning, IoT, computer vision, blockchain, data analytics, robotics, and cloud computing as catalysts for change. All Sri Lankans above the age of 16 can participate either as individuals or dynamic teams by visiting dialog.lk/ic
Extraordinary rewards await the champions of this national initiative, where a prize pool of Rs. 5 million will be awarded to the winners, accompanied by invaluable mentorship and access to Dialog's expansive innovation ecosystem and resources. Further, fueling the fire of ingenuity, participants will get the opportunity to be mentored by tech luminaries, industry trailblazers, and visionary innovators from the programme's partners, the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL), National Innovation Agency (NIA), Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC), Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM), Digital Marketing Association of Sri Lanka (DMASL), Dialog Innovation Fund, Innovation Foundry and Ideamart. Together, they will navigate a transformational journey, propelling their solutions into the spotlight and connecting with vital stakeholders, potential investors, and strategic partners.
Speaking about the initiative, the State Minister of Technology Kanaka Herath said, "As the ministry of Technology, I believe The Dialog Innovation Challenge will enable a digitally empowered Sri Lanka, where innovation drives progress and transforms lives. I applaud Dialog Axiata PLC for their unwavering commitment to fostering creativity and ushering in a new era of technological advancement. As the country moves forward with the national digital economy acceleration initiative DigiEcon Sri Lanka 2023 – 2030, I encourage all Sri Lankans to seize the opportunity and apply for Dialog Innovation Challenge”
Commenting on the initiative, Supun Weerasinghe, Group Chief Executive of Dialog Axiata PLC said, “At Dialog, we envision a Sri Lanka that stands tall as a digital nation of innovation, a beacon of technological brilliance. The Dialog Innovation Challenge is a national endeavour that calls upon every Sri Lankan to unite and shape the future of our nation through transformative digital solutions. Together, we aim to empower and enrich Sri Lankan lives, revolutionize industries, and pave the way for unprecedented progress - propelling Sri Lanka into an era of boundless possibilities, fostering a vibrant ecosystem of innovation and prosperity.”
More information about Dialog Innovation Challenge can be accessed via – www.dialog.lk/ic