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Public Sector Transformation Scheme


The initiative for the Public Sector Transformation Scheme was announced in the Budget Annex 2020 – 2021 (Budget Measures, Explanatory Notes, Main Provisions to be included in The Finance (MiscelIaneous Provisions) Bill 2020; Part B – Other Budget Measures; B.5. Digital Transformation):
 
  • a Public Sector Transformation Scheme will be introduced by the Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC) to encourage innovative companies and start-ups to develop applications for the public sector.
 
This scheme is aimed at supporting innovative collaborative projects that test new approaches/technologies by start-ups and companies for improving processes and enhancing service delivery in the public sector.
 
The priority areas are as follows:
 
  • Price Monitoring Application
  • Chatbot to assist and direct public on the Ministry's services (e.g Schemes) as well as handling complaints
  • Development of a system to monitor medical equipment at the level of public health institutions [under the aegis of the Ministry of Health and Wellness]
  • Development of a Mobile Application to enhance customer satisfaction for the Assay Office
  • Creating an interactive e-platform on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law
  • Queue Management System
 
Applicants may also submit applications for other potential areas for which they have secured collaboration.
 
Deadline for applications: Thursday, 29 April 2021 for funding of up to MUR 2 Million
 
For any queries, please contact us on psts@mric.mu
 
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Date: 1st March 2021