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Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC)
Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC)>Fast Track Innovation Initiatives

Fast Track Innovation Initiatives

As a result of the COVID19 pandemic, many countries including the Republic of Mauritius are confronted with a slow/fragile economic recovery while contending with issues such as food security, sustainability and adoption of technologies.

In order to improve and accelerate the response to the economic and social challenges brought about by the current crisis and improve the country’s resilience to unforeseen situations, the Council is launching a Call for Applications for Fast-Track innovation initiatives aimed at supporting innovative projects in thematic areas.

The thematic areas that will be considered for funding are as follows:


Emerging Sectors 


Indicative Areas include Artificial Intelligence, Internet   of       Things, Blockchain, Fintech, Robotics

Smart Agriculture


Indicative Areas: Field Management, Automated Crop Management, Precision Agriculture, Bio-fertilisers, Nutraceuticals

Circular Economy


Indicative Areas include: Alternative to Plastics, Sustainable Materials, Upcycling, Recycling, Reuse

Inclusive Innovation

Social Entrepreneurship, Poverty Alleviation, Women Empowerment, Mainstreaming of vulnerable groups



Deadline for applications has been extended to : Monday 29th March 2021 for funding of up to MUR 1 Million

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Date:24th February 2021