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How might businesses of all kinds rapidly adapt to support the Immediate Needs of The CoVid-19 response.

Being practical in every aspect

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Rather than thinking of corona pandemic as an obstacle which can not be overcome the entrepreneurs should seek the potential opportunities hidden within the challenge. The modes of providing goods and services to the public has undergone drastic changes within a few months due to CoVid-19. The responsibility of the entrepreneur is to continue further developing the changes implemented in their business strategies and seek more opportunities.

What is the need are you focusing on?

  • Many entrepreneurs found the demand for their products and services drastically reduced due to the curfew measures imposed.

  Eg: textile, construction industry, tourism industry

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.


Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Yes

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

"Work from home concept" should be applied wherever possible. This is specially relevant to IT service providers where the physical presence of the employees is not a prerequisite to keep the services running. Use of online platforms including email, WhatsApp and other messenger services should be maximized. It is advisable to continue this work from home concept even after resolution of the present pandemic which will significantly reduce the expenditure for working space, travelling cost and waste of time.

What is the name of your business or organization?

Cicra Solutions, Unit 904A, Seventh Floor, Unity Plaza, No.2, Galle Road, Colombo 04, Sri Lanka

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

CICRA Solutions (Pvt) Ltd is a specialized software development and servicing company set up as a joint venture of hSenid Business Solutions (Pvt) Ltd [hSenid] and CICRA Consultancies (Pvt) Ltd [CICRA].

What is your profession?

Associate Business Analyst Cum Project Coordinator

Where are you located (country)?

Sri Lanka

Where are you located (region)?

  • Southern Asia

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Business/Consulting
  • Designer(UX/CX/Design Research)

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 50-249

How old is your business/company?

  • 10 or more years old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Business

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Loans
  • Funding- Investment
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- NGOs
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Government

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • No

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.


What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?


If you are currently working on a pivot, what have you learned so far?


Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?


Website URL


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Covid-19 Pivot Challenge.pdf

This attachment thoroughly brought out some factors over this topic and I have made this document in order to make the society aware that still there's hope and we can rise by facing challenges.

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