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Sri Lankan start-ups pitch for Oslo Innovation Week

Sri Lankan start-ups pitch for Oslo Innovation Week

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) and ICT Norway (IKT-Norge) has informed Sri Lankan start-ups that a pitching event this weekwill enable eligible candidates to participate in the Oslo Innovation Weekscheduled for September this year.
Oslo Innovation Week has been recognised as the most interactive innovation conference in the world, and start-ups from Sri Lanka will be given an opportunity to secure their participation after submitting a successful pitch at the pitching event jointly-organised by SLASSCOMand IKT-Norgeto be held on August, 30.
IKT-Norge will sponsor the top three winning Sri Lankan start-ups with the most unique and innovative pitches to take part at the 5-day Oslo Innovation Week from September 25-29.
ShoutOUT Labs, Populo Pvt Ltd, Right Posture, Generation Epsilon (Pvt) Ltd, Veta (Pvt) Ltd, BotFactory, Nurone Labs and ConscientAI are the 8 start-ups that are expected to take part in the pitching event which will be held in Colombo, and judged by a panel of ICT industry experts.
By combining entrepreneurship, technology and innovation, the Oslo Innovation Week has gained recognition for becoming an important global event which looks for business solutions to address the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Sri Lankan start-ups participating at the Colombo pitching event are expected to adhere to the criteria of the Oslo Innovation Week.
Also, the SLASSCOM and IKT-Norge partnership has formulated a unique programme called “Kids Can Code” which targets younger Sri Lankans to become more technologically creative IT experts through coding clubs.
Whilst providing positive contributions to Sri Lanka’s ICT sector, the partnership between these two ICT entities is indicative of strengthened bilateral relationships between the two countries, as the programmes implemented in Sri Lankaare being financed by the Norwegian government.


Sri Lanka’s ICT sector has seen massive improvements, with the start-up concept having really revolutionised the country’s business landscape.
With more Sri Lankan’s having access to disposable income, the government’s plans to enhance the ICT sector encourage an economic culture of consumer-spending, the opportunity for start-ups to flourish in such an environment are manifold.

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