SS12 Project Competition & Maker Fair 2018

Education through Innovation: Innovate, DemonstrateEducate

Welcome to the successful third iteration of SS12 – the platform to connect and recognize the best social innovators who truly believe in social empowerment through advancement of technology

We envision a future where synergy of knowledge, skills and attitudes of youngsters are directed towards the betterment of humanity. SS12 Innovation Challenge  which spans through six months would make ideal grounds for budding ideas to nurture, bringing all the social innovation dreams into reality.

SS12 2018 Finals – the pinnacle of months’ long efforts – would enable the competitors, innovators, entrepreneurs, leaders, professionals from industry and academia all across the globe, to ponder promising ideas on innovation, social entrepreneurship, leadership, empowerment and disruptive technologies.

Join with us to be a part of a global network of social innovators, to enlighten your minds with new ideas, and to enjoy the beauty of the Pearl of the Indian Ocean at SS12 2018!

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Innovation Challenge

SS12 Innovation Challenge organized to recognize the best social innovators. The theme for this year is ‘EMPATHY TO ENGINEERING: SOLUTIONS FOR MACRO ISSUES’. Students form Universities all over the world will be participating displaying their engineering skills.

Maker Fair

Maker Fair is a celebration of innovators, makers, doers coming together to showcase their products to the local community. All types of makers like Tech enthusiasts, Crafters, Tinkerers, Hobbyists, Industries and other organizations, clubs and forums, authors, artists, students and entrepreneurs are welcome to the Maker Fair.

Junior Einstein

Fresh minds cater for fresh innovations in the domains untouched and for the issues unresolved. We invite students with curious minds to explore the possibility of becoming Einstein.

Virtual Track

Nothing can stop people from showing off their innovation for social cause to the right audience at the right time. Distance does not matter; money is no obstacle, if your project is a point of pride for you. Participants who cannot reach the venue physically are invited to register for virtual track to present their projects online.


Empathy to Engineering : Solutions for Macro Issues

Teams are invited to develop Mobile Apps or Computer-based or IoT based Projects
under the following application areas aligned with this year’s competition theme
“Empathy to Engineering: Solutions for Macro Issues”



  • Call for pilot
  • Call for abstracts for Maker Fair, Virtual Track and Junior Einstien Track begin
  • Last date to send abstract
  • Event final date

Partner With Us

As we embark on the successful third year of SS12 , we believe that this year’s event will continue to make a positive impact to the society through technology, creating tremendous opportunities for all the stakeholders involved.

Being a platform, which brings together fresh entrepreneurs, innovators, students, leaders, professionals in industry and academia from across the globe, SS12 2018 will provide our partners an ideal opportunity in reaching out to a vibrant audience to showcase and promote their brand in a unique and compelling manner. With a wide variety of participants representing number of fields, the synergies that could be gained through this kind of partnership will be enormous which will definitely give organizations the competitive edge among the rest.

SS12 2018 organizing committee is looking forward to partner with prestigious organizations and have long term relationships that would support social innovation and entrepreneurship.

Contact us to know more about partnership opportunities!

Steering Committee

Prof. Ramalatha Marimuthu
SS12 Chair
Mr. S.Purushothaman
SS12 Chair Partnerships
Prof. Parkash Lohana
SS12 Chair Partnership
Ms. Udari De Alwis
SS12 Chair Operations
Ms.Nuwanthika Rajapaksha
SS12 Chair Operations
Mr.Chandana Munasinghe
SS12 Chair Operations
Mr. Pasan Ranathunga
SS12 Chair Design
Mr. Divyanshu Verma
Dr. Bozenna Pasik-Duncan
Dr. Stanley Lam
International Liaisons
Ms.Tasnim Binte Shawkat
Chair, Communications
Mr.Vishnu PR
Chair, Junior Einstein Track
Mr.Vamsi J Krishna
Chair, Virtual Track
Mr. Navaneethakrishnan
Chair, Maker Fair
Mr. Abilash Praveen
Chair, Innovation Challenge
Dr. Sagar.G
Immediate Past Chair Operations

Help Line Contacts


  Nuwanthika Rajapaksha

[email protected]

+94 711239539

Innovation Challenge

Abilash Praveen

[email protected]

+91 9444030736

Maker Fair

Navaneethakrishnan R.

[email protected]

+91 9949610044

Virtual Track

  Vamsi J Krishna

[email protected]

+91 7799439281

Junior Einstein Track

Vishnu P R

[email protected]

+91 9597076657, +91 7708147597