Patents & Awards


2006 Biodigester Septic Tank (BST).

SRC received two patents to support commercial production of feed for ornamental fish and marine shrimp as under:

  • Air Water Lift System (AWL)
  • Impoundment Tanks

Shares patent with UWI for development of Natural Pesticide from local plant


1999 Winner international Food Award – Canadian Fancy Food Show for the best new food item – Sorrel Chutney
2004 The Council received the Gleaner Company’s Honour Award for Excellence in Science & Technology
2008 Received international quality certification – ISO 9001: 2000 (Now ISO 9001:2015 certified)
2010 SRC’s Analytical Lab was the first to be accredited  – ISO 17025 certification
2010  SRC was nominated by the Jamaica Exporters Association (JEA) for Providing Outstanding Consultancy Services.

SRC, proud recipient of the prestigious, international “Green Apple Environmental Award

Popularizing and Fostering Culture of Science, Technology & Innovation

School Science Education Services – Enhance teaching of science in schools through the establishment and maintenance of science clubs/ societies at the primary and secondary levels.

Planning and execution of events to build capacity within the educational system:

Teacher training workshops;

Students – Career talks, science summer camps.

Competitions – essay and poster; innovation in science – science fairs; oratorical and performing arts. Entrants have since won Caribbean competitions with one entrant commercializing a suite of personal care products.

Web based platform to assist CSEC students in science

Hosting of Science and Technology Conference during November, Science and Technology Month to bring focus on relevant scientific topics; increase awareness and influence policy.

Young Scientist & Technologist Award – since 1990 to 2016 SRC has recognized 21 Jamaican scientists. These persons have excelled in their respective fields and includes Dr. Andrew Wheatley (Jamaica’s Minister of Science, Energy and Technology); Dr. Andre Gordon and Dr. Lyndon Johnson – entrepreneurs in the field of science; Prof. Dale Webber (Pro Vice Chancellor, UWI); Dr. Paula Tennant, Dr. Marcia Royes, Dr. Maxine Gossell-Williams and Dr. Nadale Riley (academic staff – UWI); Dr. Cliff Riley (Executive Director, SRC).

Innovations In Science & Technology Awards – Since 2005 to 2016 the SRC in collaboration with its parent ministry and the NCST has collaborated to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievements in scientific and technological based innovations. Some Overall Winners include:

2005 Aura Technologies/DC Digital – Fire Stream Media Distribution System. Facilitate distant learning.
2008 Rohan Taylor/ University o9f Technology – Automatic Transfer Switch.
2012 Natural Products Institute/ Biochemistry and Chemistry Departments, UWI Mona Collaboration. Developed novel treatment for hyperglycemia.
2014 Harlo Mayne/ Maynex Technology – Maynex Tech. H2 Flex Hydrogen Hybrid Kit converts water to hydrogen on demand.
2016 Henry Lowe – Alpha Prostate Formula 2. A nutraceutical product formulated with Jamaican Ball Moss extract with anti-cancer property.

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