Director – Prof. Jagath Premachandra
UOM-SIL Rubber Products and Process Development Incubator is a model for the University and Sri Lankan industry partnerships in research and development. It was established in the DCPE in the year 2011 in collaboration with Samsons International PLC. Later, Samson Compounds (Pvt) Ltd. joined as a partner of the Incubator. D. Samson Industries (Pvt) Ltd. also became a partner of the Incubator in December 2019.
The incubator is a common platform on which the university academics and members of the research and development divisions in the DSI group of companies engage in the development of rubber products and manufacturing processes. The projects undertaken by the incubator includes trouble shooting, problem solving, new product and process development and process modification.
DCPE undergraduates are also benefitted by the incubator. They can obtain real industrial exposure and improve their theoretical knowledge and practical skills by participating in research and development activities. In addition, they are able to enhance the ability of analytical thinking and the capacity of innovation.