The Department of Music & Creative Technology has signed licensing agreement for 09 industrial designs at one time for the first time in the University history with the Colombo Drums.lk for the Research Innovation and Commercialization (RIC) project (round 2) in the Department of Music & Creative Technology, USJ, under the Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development Operation (AHEAD), headed by Prof. Dharshan Pradeep Ratnayake (Head – Department of Music and Creative Technology) – Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
This is the 5th licensing agreement signed by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura with the commitment and the guidance of University TEC Transfer. The 9 innovative drum designs made by the research team has been already filed at National Intellectual Property office as Industrial designs.
The Agreement signed and flanked by the university, the Vice Chancellor University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Senior Professor Sudantha Liyanage with Professor Dharshan Pradeep Ratnayake (Project Coordinator and Head of the Department of Music and Creative Technology) and For commercializing partner, Mr.Nuwan Liyanage (Proprietor – Colombo Drums.lk) with Mrs.Dhanushka Nimali Hettigoda in attendance.
And special thank goes to the Prof. Harendra Kariyawasam (Director – OTS USJ), Professor Priyan Perera (Director – UBL Cell), Mr.Trishan Perera (Manager UBL Cell) and Professor Dharshan Pradeep Ratnayake (Project Coordinator and Head of the Department of Music and Creative Technology), Mr. Jeewaka Amiththa Bandaranayake (Deputy Coordinator of the Research Grant),Team members, Senior Lecturer Priyantha Thilakasiri, Senior Lecturer Muditha Ruwan Arumawadu, Ms. Sankalani Fernando (Research Assistant) from the Department of Music and Creative Technology.