Accelerating the introduction of modern technologies such as Communication and related Sciences, Information Technology, Electronics, Micro-electronics, Space Technologies, Robotics, Photonics and New Materials to Sri Lanka by initiating, promoting and conducting research and development in the application of above technologies.
Providing research and development support to the Government and private sector undertakings in the application of above technologies.
Training of personnel in above technologies to meet the needs of the government and private sector undertakings.
Promoting future studies.
The Institute was established in 1984 under the name Arthur C Clarke Center for Modern Technologies (ACCMT) by an Act of Parliament to accelerate the process of introduction and development of modern technologies in the fields of Communications, Computers, Energy, Space Technologies and Robotics, through the provision of training and research facilities. Basic infrastructure was established in 1986 and the technical activities commenced in early 1987. With the introduction of the new Science and Technology Act in 1998 the Centre was re-named as the Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies (ACCIMT).
As of today the Institute is actively involved in the areas of Communications, Electronics, Microelectronics, Space Applications and Information Technology where a team of engineers, scientists and other related professionals are working towards self-reliance in the areas related to modern technologies.
Besides extensive R&D activities, Institute is heavily involved in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities and youth training programmes. In addition to its consultancy services for the industry. Institute has the infrastructure and human resources for development of products, systems and techniques for industrial applications in electronics, communications and IT sectors, with exports in mind.
- Research and Development
- Continuing Professional Development Programmes
- Consultancy Services / Industrial Assistance
- Training Programmes for Youth
- Library / Information Services
Research and Development
The research and development laboratories of the institute are well equipped with modern instrumentation and computer systems, which support applied research and product development related to electronics, telecommunications and microprocessor based hardware. Currently the institute has undertaken various demand driven research and development projects from both government and the private sector with a view to promote local manufacture of high-tech products. The research and development team of the Institute is quite dedicated towards internationally competitive design and development activities.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes
From time to time the institute announces high-tech training programmes for professionals and senior managers who are serving the local industrial sector. These short-term training programmes are geared to provide the most up-to-date information in the subject areas related to microelectronic applications, communications, remote sensing & GIS and computer systems. These short term courses have a fair component of hands-on sessions.
Consultancy Services/ Industrial Assistance
The institute’s professional staff who are well experienced and highly skilled in managing and servicing high-tech industrial systems, offer their expertise and the laboratory facilities to the local industry with a view to assist managing modern industrial systems such as microprocessor based machinery, telecom systems, information systems and computer networks etc. Further, the institute’s industrial services division offers diagnostic and calibration services for sophisticated instrumentation.
Training Programmes for Youth
In order to assist the development of the skills of the younger generation, the institute provides training programmes related to electronic engineering as well as other modern topics. Some of these programmes are conducted in collaboration with other industrial institutions for local/ overseas participants.
Institute has launched a district level astronomy training programme for school children since the commissioning of the 45cm Cassagrain reflecting telescope donated by the government of Japan. This programme covers lectures and practical observation sessions in astronomy.
ACCIMT Library / Information Services
The The Library Institutional Membership has been introduced by the Institute to meet the current demand from the technical, non technical professionals and from the decision makers of the private and public sector institutions to access latest, scientific and technical information.
National and International Links
The ACCIMT is closely associated with the local universities particularly with the University of Moratuwa and other industrial institutions. It has close links with foreign Universities as well as UN agencies etc. where several collaborative programmes are currently under consideration.