The main role of UBL Unit is to coordinate and act as the interface with private sector by developing the University Business Linkages giving more emphasis on the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)of Uva region. A number of functions such as facilitation, support, analysis, negotiation, strategy design, organization, documentation, planning and monitoring of UBL portfolio are coordinated as the responsibilities of UBL.
This established UBL Unit produces benefits based on following criteria.
(a) Increasing efficiency and effectiveness of UBL related activities.
(b) Commercialization of research & development outputs.
(c) Organization of services involving revenues or exchange.
(d) Innovative income/compensation-generating business models, in a future agenda.
Also the University expects to meet following objectives through this UBL Unit.
To encourage industries through improvement of quality of products and services.
To reduce the migration of (younger generation) people from Uva region to other areas.
To transfer technology to the SME sector of the region.
To contribute to the local/regional economy.
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