ICTA’s Spiralation fine-tunes Sri Lankan tech startups
ECONOMYNEXT- Spiralation, an Information Communication and Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) organized tech startup supportive program, facilitated 16 new firms through seed money, comprehensive training, workshops and guidance recently, an ICTA statement said.
Through Spiralation, 12 startups received 1.5 million rupees each in funding. These firms also received comprehensive training and government endorsement.
The remaining four startups were provided with all-inclusive training and guidance programs.
In total, Spiralation has supported startups from various fields.
The Ministry of Industrial Exports and Investment Promotions (formerly the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade) funds Spiralation with technical assistance from ICTA to improve IT-BPM sector and to streamline the Sri Lanka National Exports Strategy.
Frammix, Thingerbits, Tracified, RN Innovations, Ideal Six, BookClub.lk, SchoolX, Univiser, Smartstudy, Real Pixels, Kayal Technologies, Cookoo eats, Iron blood games, Lanka Travel Mart, Direct Pay and FieldR are the tech-startups which benefited from Spiralation.
Some of these tech startups are already in operation, providing solutions to customers enabling a sustainable future in addition to achieving company goals and developing to be giants in the industry.
Thingerbits is an edutech-based startup inculcating DIY culture among masses enabling them to develop creativity and new ideas.
The SchoolX is an internet driven learning platform which promotes self-learning through digital content and allows students to be more creative and not be solely dependent on teachers.
Bookclub.lk is a digital publishing and technology company which aims to digitize Sri Lankan books, giving Sri Lankan readers an easy access to a variety of books and increase readership through a built-in e-reading app.
Univiser is an e-mentoring platform, a customisable peer to peer solution connecting prospects, current students and alumni of an education institute.
SmartStudy is an innovation web application to improve the MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) scoring ability of schooling students and jobseekers.
Frammix is a Virtual Reality (VR) platform which creates VR tours, mainly targeting the ancient heritage sites hoping to develop tourism in Sri Lanka.
Real Pixels, a creative company which creates pioneering holographic displays has developed AVINA, a hologram device which can be utilized for advertising purposes.
RN Innovations, another tech startup which was funded, develops Intruder Detection Systems providing total security solutions, especially to banks. Their intrusion detection system which is deployed by banks and off-site ATMs.
Kayal Technologies is an early stage startup working on computer vision and robotics startup.
Idealsix is an innovative solution provider for local councils which focuses mainly on waste management.
Tracified is a fully cloud-based supply chain traceability platform that allows premium product sellers to communication their product value via retail and ecommerce channels. The platform enables suppliers of premium food products and online retail shops to trace the quality of products, mainly in the supply of organic food.
Cookoo Eats is an on-demand food delivery application. (Colombo/Dec31/2019)
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