Dilmah Tea has teamed up with Good Life X to launch the Lost Ingredients Lab: a platform for Sri Lankan organic and regenerative agriculture and food sectors to integrate their value chains through innovation and collaboration for meaningful growth. It will embody an 8-month long programme for SMEs starting by identifying local ingredients with 'Superfood' potential and going on to empower the producers of these ingredients to reach international markets.
In addition to bringing key native ingredients, namely, cashew, gotukola, jackfruit, mushroom, and seaweed to international markets, the project will engage SMEs and entrepreneurs in the process of innovation and sustainable growth. Participants will undergo an 8-month programme, in which the first phase focuses on research and development and the second phase concentrates on product development. This initiative could not come at a better time as Sri Lankan businesses face the need to adapt amidst unprecedented economic hardship.
Meet the 3 Garage Companies
Silk Cooperation has over eight years of experience in the food and Agriculture Export Sector, delivering organic, and sustainable products from natural Nutraceuticals to spices, tea, and coconut-related products across 7 countries. Silk Cooperation brings you, ethically sourced, diligently manufactured innovative products.
Lak Nature was established in 2017, mainly manufacturing from dehydrated fruits, vegetables, pot-herb, pharmaceutical herb and different type of spices. With a range of dehydrated products, in brine products and FMCG products Lak Nature International launched international operations in 2019. Using 100% natural ingredients today they produces the best quality raw fruits, vegetables and other materials which are harvested in the rural areas and upcountry of Sri Lanka.
Ceylon Aqua & Agri
Ceylon Aqua is subsidiary a of Premadasas Holdings incorporated with a strong mission in mind to promote the goodness of organic products to bring about a global change for people to shift towards a healthier lifestyle. They are currently equipped with an island wide chain of Organic suppliers who give them the capacity to deliver and distribute the best organic products in mass numbers.
Meet the 3 Accelerator Companies
Saviru Technologies and Services is a premier dryer manufacturer in the country with over 15 years of service and offering the largest range of dryers and dehydrators with capacities from 5 kg to 5 tons. The Dehydration Technology Services Centre provides training on dehydration and the value-addition of spices, fruits, vegetables, and herbs. The centre also provides enterprise incubation services including dehydrated product development, contract processing and packaging, and technology solutions. The one and only centre of this kind in the country and has a range of dryers, pre-processing equipment, grinders, vibro-sifters, and packaging equipment.
SenzMate Polar is a traceability platform that ensures the quality & nature of the products in their original state from manufacturing till delivery to the end client. This system is used at various places along the cold supply chain, including the collection center, warehouse, distribution center, cold room, reefer vehicles, containers, and cargo. This system aids to a significant reduction of wastage & the delivery of high-quality food products.
Niftron is a Blockchain as a Service platform which allows anyone to integrate blockchain with their products or projects easily and efficiently to improve trust by providing transparency, security and ownership.