In collaboration with the University Grants Commission (UGC), Dialog Axiata PLC recently established “5G Innovation Centers” in engineering faculties of leading universities to create and incubate learning, innovation and entrepreneurship. interest-driven for future leaders.
These innovation centers aim to empower students to be interdisciplinary, IT, and entrepreneurial by providing them with first-hand experience of 5G connectivity and many of its cutting-edge use cases. This includes artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, blockchain, robotics, Internet of Things (IoT) and related emerging technologies that will fuel national innovation and economic diversification.
Speaking of the initiative, the chairman of the University Grants Commission Snr. Professor Sampath Amaratunge said: “We are grateful to Dialog Axiata for this extraordinary demonstration of support in establishing 5G innovation centers at leading universities across the country. It is an important moment in the history of UGC. These 5G innovation centers will help shape the future leaders of this country and catalyze the digital evolution of Sri Lanka. “
Sri Lanka Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Director General Oshada Senanayake added: “Over the years, Dialog Axiata has been a pervasive driving force in the development of the country’s education sector, especially at most. height of the pandemic. This latest notable initiative from Dialog will propel our efforts to make Sri Lanka a major technology hub. “
SLIIT President and CEO Professor Lalith Gamage said: “We are grateful to Dialog for providing this great opportunity for university students from the public and private sector to get involved in the production of innovative solutions and solutions. ” exposure to cutting-edge technologies and associated platforms, with 5G. Innovation centers acting as a nerve center.
Commenting, Supun Weerasinghe, CEO of Dialog Axiata PLC Group, said: “We are delighted to extend these 5G innovation centers to the Sri Lankan university ecosystem and to be at the forefront of innovation. that leverages technology for positive societal impact. This Dialog initiative to establish a network of innovation centers brings together academic expertise and industrial partners to define and develop the 5G infrastructure that will underpin our way of life and reflects a bold vision of a transformational future for Sri Lanka by supporting industries that move the country forward.
Huawei Sri Lanka CEO Liang Yi said, “Huawei, the world’s leading provider of 5G technology, is delighted to partner with Dialog to cultivate innovation in local technology and education hubs. This would allow advanced R&D activities and early adaptation of the latest technologies which, in turn, would fuel the growth of local industries. “
Ericsson Sri Lanka Managing Director Vinod Samarawickrama said: “As a global leader in 5G technology, Ericsson is delighted to help build the 5G ecosystem in Sri Lanka through the Innovation Center. . The Innovation Center will undoubtedly serve as a hub for collaboration between universities, students and entrepreneurs that will fuel innovation and usher in a new era of digital transformation for Sri Lanka, paving the way for Industry 4.0. . We look forward to helping Sri Lanka achieve a future powered by 5G. “
At the dawn of the 4th industrial revolution, where 5G technology is seen as a key catalyst for the connected world, the creation of these 5G innovation centers will play a central role in fostering the development of the creative and digital industries in the country.