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What is COSTI?

The Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI) was established on February 1, 2013 as mandated by the cabinet decision of September 9, 2011 with the specific aim of coordination and monitoring of Science,
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Technology and Innovation Support Centers in Sri Lanka

If our country is to be a Knowledge Hub in the region, building awareness on new state- of- the- art technologies is an essential requirement. Knowledge gap in language skills and knowledge in the relevant subject areas, and the digital divide with regards to access to new technologies can be a hindrance to developing innovative ideas.TISCs are to address these issues by providing necessary assistance on finding information relating to new ideas. People with language barriers also will benefit through this service.

Incomplete patent applications cause long delays in processing them. Lack of awareness about the local patent system and the limited accessibility to the patent databases are major reasons for such incomplete patent applications.

In order to address these issues patent related information will be disseminated through TISCs  on local patent procedures with necessary guidance on preparation of patent documents.

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