Following the efforts of CodeGen International (Pvt) Ltd together with the University of Moratuwa, the second QBITS Innovation Lab was declared open at the University of Peradeniya on the 8th of June 2018. Declared open by Professor Upul B. Dissanayake, Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya and Dr. Harsha Subasinghe, Chief Executive Officer, CodeGen International, the QBITS Innovation Lab is an advanced research and innovation lab pioneered by CodeGen International (Pvt) Ltd.
With the QBITS Innovation Lab, students can build solutions that address real-world problems using technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Nanotechnology, and other technologies. Potential projects will be selected based on relevance to the industry, its lifecycle, and the industry needs. All projects would be jointly supervised by the Faculty members of the University together with CodeGen’s core team headed by Dr. Subasinghe. Further, if accepted, the project would also be fully funded by CodeGen.
All research assignments that are initiated at the QBITS Lab, are products built on advanced algorithms developed by applying Deep Learning models, Autonomous technologies, and advanced product engineering collaborations.
Currently, the QBITS Innovation Lab allows students to build anything from Supercapacitors that are in high demand globally, high-performance Bromine Floor Battery technology and Transparent Super Hydrophobic Glass prototyping. Further, they can also work with an advanced Drone technology platform with stabilization and intelligent navigation capabilities and Automation coupled with vision-based algorithms for food and related-industry applications.
“What we innovate today at QBITS labs, will significantly transform and facilitate many spheres of the consumer life. It’s not about how much of profit you make, but the value of your innovation or the company that matters, and this is why we should continuously design solutions and products where the IPR is of very high commercial value. How we harness these technologies, and the day we decide to take risks as a nation, will be our strength in an era where the technological landscape can shift overnight in real-time.”, stated CodeGen International (Pvt) Ltd., Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Harsha Subasinghe.
“Venturing out into Public-Private Partnership with industry experts is the only way to ensure that the higher education sector in Sri Lanka contributes to the National Development in a substantial way. QBITS Innovation Lab at the University of Peradeniya, launched in collaboration with CodeGen, will revitalize Sri Lanka’s higher education system, at a juncture where industry expertise is required to test practicality as well as the marketability of the innovation. In the long run, this too will assist Universities to enhance its accreditation globally.”, states University of Peradeniya, Vice Chancellor, Professor Upul B. Dissanayake.