The IESL has been conducting the Junior Inventor of the Year (JIY) competition continuously across the Island since 1987 with the intention of promoting creative and innovative thinking amongst school children in the age group of 12 - 19 years. Over the years, this annual competition has drawn much enthusiasm and interest not only amongst the participating students, but also amongst fellow students, teachers and parents particularly in the rural areas of the country.
Preliminary judging of the applicants is done in the provinces with the help of IESL Provincial Chapters. The applicants who are successful at provincial level have been invited for the final judging which would take place in Colombo.
20 JIY winners will get the opportunity to showcase their inventions at the TECHNO exhibition.
Two of the best performing students of JIY competition are successful in securing invitations to participate at the INTEL ISEF competition in United States. INTEL ISEF is the world's largest pre-college science competition. JIY Winners have had the opportunity to participate in the INTEL ISEF Competition since year 2008 and have won thirteen international awards up to now with three of them having the unique distinction of a newly discovered minor planets being named after them.
The IESL has been conducting the Undergraduate Inventor of the Year (UIY) competition continuously since 2011 with the intention of promoting creative and innovative thinking amongst Engineering Undergraduates.
All the projects are evaluated by Engineering experts in the industry and academics. Innovativeness of the projects will be evaluated at the competition.
UIY winners will get the opportunity to showcase their inventions at the TECHNO exhibition.