CINEC Technology Transfer Office

CINEC Technology Transfer Office (TTO)


CINEC Technology Transfer Office (TTO) was established in 2019. This unit is supported by the Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD) Operation of the Ministry of Higher Education funded by the World Bank.

TTO is responsible for technology transfer, commercialization of research and managing the Intellectual Property (IP). The core role of TTO is to act as a channel between academia and industry by facilitating the move of intellectual assets from the Campus to the industry for the benefit of society, Campus and researchers.


  1. TTO encourages and supports academics and students throughout the technology transfer process
  2. TTO plays a crucial role in creating and maintaining industry partnerships vital for bringing technologies to market and disseminating research outcomes for society’s benefit
  3. TTO engaged with industry associates employing the pull method (responding to bridge various specific technological gaps of industry/market and solving industry pain points) and push method (Attracting the industry/ market associates to solve their pain points using new technologies)
  4. Technology licensing negotiations
  5. Intellectual property management & protection as it is crucial in the IP commercialization process
  6. TTO maintains the Campus’s IP portfolio (patents, copyrights, industrial designs & trademarks)
  7. TTO administers the distribution of net technology license revenue among inventors, faculty and TTO


Successful Intellectual Property Commercialization of CINEC

  1. “Machine for Removing Rattan”, tech-transfer to the National Crafts Council of Sri Lanka
  2. “Defect Detection System Using Image Processing”, tech-transfer to D. Samson Industries (Pvt) Ltd. – Synthetic Materials Plant
  3. “Method and System for Container Inventory Management”, tech-transfer to Cey Container Services Pvt. Ltd
  4. “Lower Body Foot Deformities Monitoring System”, tech-transfer to Global Bridge International, Dhaka, Bangladesh