Why you should be a part of INSL?

Economic Potency

Be a part of Innovation Nation Sri Lanka 2021 in order to contribute towards the economic dynamism by spurring innovation.


It will be a platform for new entrepreneurs to bring new ideas to the table, much needed to stir innovation and generate competition.

How will you benefit from IEEE INSL?

A Platform for Growth

It is a platform where creativity meets its marketplace, where young minds get to know their opportunities and unite to learn, innovate, and grow as one.

Get Connected

IEEE Innovation Nation will Integrate students, industry professionals, and academia into a collaborative space that celebrates the opportunities created by tech entrepreneurship.

Sharpen Your Entrepreneurial Skills

It will provide comprehensive training focused on design thinking, market analysis, financial projections, business models, soft skill development, company law, technical aspects relevant to the selected project ideas, etc.

Make Your Way to the Industry

The judges of the finale may double as investors, and guide the teams to become noteworthy start-ups and successful entrepreneurs of the future.







About us

What is IEEE Innovation Nation Sri Lanka?

IEEE Innovation Nation Sri Lanka strives to provide training, mentoring and financial support to budding entrepreneurs to take their ideas to the next level. Through the competition, we aim to expose the young minds to the global market as full fledged entrepreneurs, and create an opportunity for them to win seed-funding as well.

Come up with a great concept and learn the bread and butter of running a startup!

Pitch your idea to a panel of investors and win seed funding and mentoring to make your idea a reality!

  Past Years

A quick walkdown through past years

INSL 2019

The 2nd installment of the IEEE Innovation Nation Sri Lanka commenced in June 2019 with the selection of the final teams followed 8 workshops under 8 topics accordance with IEEE Innovation Nation curriculum.

INSL 2020

The 3rd consecutive installment of the IEEE Innovation Nation Sri Lanka commenced in May 2020 and all the IEEE INSL events conducted throughout the year were held online due to the ongoing pandemic the world is facing.

INSL Resource People 2021

Mr. Dhammika Marasinghe

Section Student Activities Chair - IEEE Sri Lanka Section

Dhanika Perera

Founder of Helakuru, PayHere, ShopHere and CEO of Bhasha

Mohammed Mafaz

Co-founder/Chief Story Teller - Show and Tell (Pvt) Ltd

Aloka Gunasekara

Director - Startup and Business Ecosystem Innovation - IESC

Mr. Jehan Wijesinghe

Co-Founder - IgniterSpace, Head of Product Management - Paladin Analytics

Mr. Chanaka Hettige

Assistant Instructor and Ph.D. Student at Indiana University Bloomington

Mr. Chamika Sudusinghe

Secretary - IEEE Region 10 Students Activities Committee

Ms. Dilini Ekanayaka

Co-Chairman - IEEE SL Inspire, IEEE IN Leadership Team Member

Mr. Mithushan Jalangan

Webmaster - IEEE Region 10 YP, IEEE IN Leadership Team Member

Mr. Vidura Dhananjaya

IEEE SAC Membership Development
Sub-Committee Chair

Mr. Hirishegan Karuneswaran

IT Business Analyst - PickMe

Ms. Maheshika Madubashani

IT Business Analyst - PayMedia

Mr. Thivvyan Karuneswaran

Former Publicity Lead INSL 2020

Mr. Subodha Iranga

Former Logistics Lead INSL 2020

Mr. Indika De Zoysa

Vice President, Enterprise Business Group,Huawei Technologies Lanka Co (Pvt) Ltd

Mr. Enosh Praveen

Founder at Arteculate

Mr. Alagan Mahalingam

Founder and CEO of Rootcode Labs

Mr. Ashan Thamara Palihakkara

Team Leader - IEEE INSL 2019 Winner

Mr. Navaratnarajah Suman

Team Leader - IEEE INSL 2020 Winner

Ms. Anushiya Thevapalan

Team Leader - IEEE INSL 2018 Winner

Ms. Tamasha Fernando

Senior Manager - Startup Ecosystem Development at ICTA

Prof. Rangika Halwatura

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering , University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Mr. Yasura Samarakoon

Head of the Centre for SMEs unit at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

Eng. Ranjith Rubasinghe

Founder President, Chief Executive Officer, Sri Lanka Technological Campus

Mr. Dulith Herath

Founder & Chairman of Kapruka.com

Our Partners & Sponsors

Organized by

National Partner

Gold Sponsor

Mentoring Partner

Knowledge Partner

Venue Partner

Supportive Partner

Regional partner

Beverage Partner


Have a question? You can find the answers for the most common questions asked by the participants here.

Who should apply for INSL?

If you are An After A/L student An undergraduate A fresh graduate You are eligible to apply for the competition.

What are the other facts that should be known by the candidates before applying?

  • Team can consist of 5 or less members.
  • Team members can be from different universities.
  • The details of the team leader take for the further requirements.
    E.g.: Code of the University representer or provincial coordinator
  • It is more efficient if the team can express their idea with the presentation or video.

What is the provincial program?

IEEE INSL Provincial Program is an entrepreneur and startup boost and it will be conducted for the filtered 90 teams of the IEEE INSL program. It is planned to be conducted together with ICTA, UNDP, Startup Weekend, Trace, Slasscom EO, etc. This program will be mainly focused on creating a bridge between the Colombo-based Startup support system and the rural university undergraduates. Also, giving them an insight into startups and the opportunities that are available in the ecosystem will be highlighted here. Four separate sessions will be arranged focusing on the Northern province, Eastern Province, Southern Province and Two, Joint Provinces (North-Western/North Central/Central Provinces and Sabaragamuwa Province/ Uva Province).

Who are the provincial coordinator and University representor?

As to start with the project proceedings, recruitment of Provincial Coordinators/University Representatives will be done with the assistance of the SAC Sri Lanka Section. Here a minimum of one coordinator from each university will be selected (Currently 20 IEEE Student Branches are available). The task of the Provincial coordinator mainly would be branding IEEE INSL among the university undergraduates and establishing INSL as the only Innovation startup program specially focused on the undergraduates in the country.

Contact Us


Do not hesitate to contact us for any query on IEEE Innovation Nation Sri Lanka 2021.

Address: IEEE SL Section Colombo, Sri Lanka

Email: [email protected]

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