Background and Context
In January 2020, the Mauritius Research and
innovation Council (MRIC) together with the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)
of South Africa signed an important collaboration agreement that is intended to
further enable the promotion of targeted social impact and market-oriented
research cooperation and technology innovation partnerships between the two
Following from this, TIA and MRIC hereby invite
interested participants to submit applied research and innovation project proposals with a focus on real-world solutions for
- Green and Blue Economies;
Agriculture and Life Sciences;
- Emerging Sectors.
This Call for
Proposals will follow a two-step process, wherein the first step entails the
submission of a Concept Note, following joint-assessments successful Concept
Notes will be invited to submit a full joint project proposal. For more
information on the Call and to access the Concept Note template, please visit
the any of the following websites TIA (www.tia.org.za) and MRIC (www.mricschemes.mu).
About the project partner
Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) was established in terms of the Technology Innovation Agency Act, (No. 26 of 2008), to support the State in stimulating and intensifying technological innovation to improve economic growth and the quality of life of all South Africans by developing and exploiting technological innovations.
be considered, and to qualify, for this Call applicants / projects:
FUNDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
funding provided is considered as grant funding.
clear unique value/ selling proposition of the product or technology must be
or protectable intellectual property (IP) is preferred.
- The combined total value of project funding, to be
contributed in equal part by TIA and MRIC, up to R1 Million for South African
applicants and up to MUR 2 Million (subject to exchange rates) for
Mauritian Applicants will be provided per project.
- Applicants are advised to demonstrate their
contribution to the project. The applicant’s contribution can be in-cash and/or
duration of the project must not exceed 24 months.
to this Call for Proposals includes a two-step process as follows:
- Interested parties will submit a Project Concept Note Application form on 30th October 2020 by no later than 14h00 (Central African Time) / 16h00 (Mauritian Time).
- Following joint screening of
the Project Concept by TIA and MRIC, selected applicants will be invited for a
pre-application guidance workshop. During the workshop, the applicants would be
expected to come with pre-filled application form.
- Selected applicants will be
invited to submit a full application/ proposal.
- Following joint assessment of
the full application/ proposal by TIA and MRIC, applicants may be invited for a
pitching exercise, during which they would be required to answer questions
based on their application to a Joint Assessment Committee made up of technical
experts from South Africa and Mauritius.
mandatory fields in the Concept Note Application Form should be completed. Incomplete
application forms will be disqualified.
received after the due dates will not be considered.
For more information, please contact:
||Mr Teboho Seseng
||Mr Koushal Narrain|
||Technology Innovation Agency
||Mauritius Research and Innovation Council|
updated: 21 September 2020