Disrupt Unlimited and the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC) have entered into an agreement to establish a partnership to promote innovation in Sri Lanka and enhance opportunities in the fields of textile, apparel and accessories. SLIC through its regular programs will identify inventors with potential to commercialise their inventions in these fields and introduce them for consideration by Disrupt Unlimited. Disrupt Unlimited is the apparel start-up seed accelerator funded by Brandix.
Disrupt Unlimited will review such inventors introduced by SLIC and select suitable candidates to go through its incubator or the Disrupt-a-thon programs, which could lead to funding and additional mentoring to commercialise their ideas. The purpose of Disrupt Unlimited is to take big ideas to the global market. Launched in early 2014, Disrupt Unlimited seeks to inspire, mentor and fund start-ups with breakthrough solutions to disrupt products, practices, processes and business models in the apparel, textile and accessories sectors. The company’s role is to encourage innovators from across industries to develop technology-driven solutions that address challenges at every stage of the supply chains, leading to revolutionary changes in the way apparels, textiles and accessories are made, packaged, distributed and consumed.