This workshop was held in cooperation with the Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI), Ministry of Science, Technology and Research, Sri Lanka. The workshop aimed to enhance understanding of the global and regional trends in nanotechnology and biotechnology and assess their current and potential impact in Sri Lanka. Through the interaction between international experts from Malaysia and Thailand and local stakeholders, a way forward for integrating emerging technologies in to national development was proposed. The workshop also provided a platform for Sri Lanka’s private and public sector institutions to interact with international resource persons and to facilitate linkages that may harness emerging technologies. The workshop helped in the assessment of the progress made and the national impact of emerging technologies in the development of Sri Lanka and derived recommendations on national policies to foster harnessing of emerging technologies.More than 80 participants from R&D institutions, policy makers, academia, industries from Sri Lanka participated the workshop.