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ICTA and German company to collaborate on start-ups Featured

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Germany recently initiated and facilitated the signing of a MOU between the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka and ENPACT e.V. in Berlin, Germany, which represents the Berlin Senate’s start-up initiative “AsiaBerlin”.

This is with a view to fostering a strong bridge between Berlin, the start-up capital of Europe and Sri Lanka’s start-up ecosystem.

Mahinda B. Herath, Chief Executive Officer of ICTA and Jan Lachenmayer, Managing Director of ENPACT placed their signatures on the MOU in a virtual ceremony.

During the ceremony, Jayantha De Silva, Secretary to the Ministry of Technology of Sri Lanka, welcomed the MOU and highlighted some of the initiatives being implemented in the digital transformation journey of Sri Lanka, including the establishment of “Techno Parks,” across the island, as a part of the vision of the President, to build a technology-centric economy, according to a media release issued by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Germany.

ICTA Chairman Prof. Lalith Gamage briefed on the strategy of Sri Lanka to nurture the start-up and innovation ecosystems and emphasised that the MOU was a great initiative to share knowledge and encourage technology-focused investments, and related services.

Jan Lachenmayer, Managing Director of ENPACT welcomed the initiative by the Embassy to connect the relevant Sri Lankan agency for collaboration and expressed his confidence that the MOU will pave the way for greater collaboration for innovation and create opportunities for both parties.

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