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Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC)

SME Innovation Grant Scheme (SIGS)

As an incentive to encourage Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to participate in the Government Initiative to ban plastic bags as from the 1st January 2016, the Research and Development Working Group (RDWG), co-chaired by the Executive Director of the Mauritius Research Council (MRC) and the Director of Joint Economic Council (JEC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) is pleased to invite interested parties to submit their proposals under the following theme:

SMEs having an annual turnover not exceeding Rs50M (Fifty Million Rupees) are invited to compete for a grant of up to Rs1,000,000 (One Million Rupees).
Project Duration
The maximum project duration is 6 months. The applicant is expected to develop a prototype, in line with the above theme, by the end of the 6-month period.
Expression of Interest
Interested applicants are requested to fill the application forms as per the guidelines available: click here.
Applicants may also wish to discuss their ideas with the MRC Research Management Team prior to submission of their proposals.
All information disclosed will be dealt with in strict confidentiality.
All applications should be forwarded using the specified templates and guidelines provided by the MRC, to the Executive Director in an envelope clearly labelled “Call For Proposals – SIGS” on the top right hand side at latest by Friday 19th June 2015 at 15hrs.
Note: Incomplete applications/proposals received by the Council under this Call for Proposals will not be considered. 
 Important Note: This scheme is now closed.