Yet another Achievement by Sri Lanka in APICTA 2016
“Sri Lanka was able to win one Gold and six Merit Awards at the recently concluded APICTA 2016 ICT competition held in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Competing with over 235 entries from 19 economies in the APAC region, two Sri Lankan students grabbed the prestigious Gold Award and a Merit Award in the School Projects category while 5 Merit Awards were won by 3 Sri Lankan ICT companies in the Commercial category and 2 student groups from University of Moratuwa and Informatics Institute of Technology in the Tertiary Projects category.”
Sri Lanka nominated 23 products for the APICTA 2016 which were selected from the NBQSA 2016 national competition held in Colombo out of which 15 participated in the competition in Taiwan.
This is the third time that the Gold Award in the School Projects category was won by Sri Lanka after winning the first ever Gold in 2006 in the same category. Even in the Commercial and Tertiary categories, there has been a continuous increase in the number of awards won and this is the second time that 6 Merit Awards were won by Sri Lanka. In APICTA, a Merit Award is awarded to an entry which falls within 95 per cent of the marks scored by the entry that wins the Gold Award in a given category.
Apart from the competition, it has been a successful achievement for ‘Biz2Biz’ the business promotion initiative by the BCS Sri Lanka Section where a business matching web portal was promoted amongst the APICTA community. Direct links with economy coordinators of each and every economy and the APICTA marketing arm were established. These links were used to share business promotion material among the APICTA community. Already, positive responses from a few contacts including Taiwan Computer Association have been received. It was also possible to take part at the business matching event organized by the APICTA 2016 where a number Taiwan ICT companies were present and they were quite impressed with the idea.