Sri Lanka economic forum to bridge gap between business and universities

June 14, 2013 (LBO) – An annual economic policy forum will bring universities and business together in a bid to bridge a perceived gap between their needs and the output of local universities its organizer, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said. A speech by Gehan Amaratunga, head, electronics, power and energy conversion group, Cambridge Engineering Faculty will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Ajith De Alwis, University of Moratuwa. The capacities in the universities to do research can be made more productive by encouraging the private sector to source the inputs of universities in their product/market research, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said in statement.

Also to direct university staff and students to do research that is relevant to solving real life issues.

The fourth session of the forum styled “Sri Lanka Economic Summit which will take place from 9 to 11 July 2013 will be titled ‘Connecting untapped resources’.

Speakers include academics and private sector participants who will present success stories of partnerships between academia and businesses spelling out dos and don’t for other corporate’s to follow.