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January 19, 2021

Call for Proposal – Research and Innovation Bridge ...

Under the Research and Innovation Bridges (RIB), a local company in partnership with an international company/Research institution can submit applications for innovative, collaborative research and development projects with commercial potential.   Objective of any project should be to:   To improve competitiveness of the company through a collaboration between Research and Industry. To develop a new/ improved product, process, and/or technique.   Eligibility   It is mandatory to have at least two (2) partners for any application: one (1) from the private sector and one (1) from an international company/research institution. The main applicant must be the private sector company and it should be registered for at least one year ...

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January 15, 2021

National SME Incubator Scheme (NSIS)

1. BACKGROUND ​The National SME Incubator Scheme (NSIS)  is one of the key schemes of the MRIC aiming at promoting initiation and development of innovative start-ups facilitated by a network of Private Sector-led accredited business incubators. The NSIS ensures a structured training/mentoring approach to start ups, provided by the NSIS Accredited Incubators in three phases: i) Ideation: From idea to first plan. ii) Incubation: From first plan to prototype. iii) Acceleration: From prototype to first sales. The NSIS has been in operation since December 2017, has incubated 181 projects, and graduated 13 start-ups as of January 2021.  2. ABOUT NSIS ​2.1. Incubation Phases of NSIS​ The NSIS provides assistance on t ...

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January 05, 2021

Pole of Innovation Grant Scheme (PoIGS) - Extensio ...

The Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC) operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation is hereby informing the public that following a number of requests from potential applicants, the deadline for the 3rd Call for the Pole of Innovation Grant Scheme which was launched on 27th November 2020 has been extended until 02nd February 2021 at 15.00hrs. All applications should be forwarded to the Executive Director of the MRIC in an envelope clearly labeled “Call for Proposals –PoIGS” on the top right-hand side at latest by 02nd February 2021 at 15.00hrs.​ Click here for more details.​

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September 29, 2020

Special call for Proposals- Building Blue Resilien ...

The Special Call for Proposals – Building Blue Resilience through Innovation is now closed. Applications received within the deadline have been acknowledged and referenced. We have received 56 proposals: Total project value over Rs 153 Million; Amount requested from MRIC over Rs 92 Million.    ​Last updated: 29 September 2020      ​

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Mauritius Research and Innovation Council - Communique
June 22, 2020

Mauritius Research and Innova ...

The public is hereby informed that effective on 15 June 2020, Professor Theesan Bahorun, PhD, G.O.S.K is the Executive Director of the MRIC.​ Prior to joining the MRIC as Executive Director, Professor Theesan Bahorun occupied a Chair position in Applied Biochemistry at the University of Mauritius. He was Nati...

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11
Feb
Start Time:Feb 11, 2021|Category: Seminars

Zoom Webinar: The Need for a Gender Sensitive Approach to Occupational Safety & Health in Petrol Pump Stations in Mauritius: A Critical Analysis with respect to Psychosocial Hazards

“A FREE Webinar on “The Need for a Gender Sensitive Approach to Occupational Safety & Health in Petrol Pump Stations in Mauritius: A Critical Analysis with respect to Psychosocial Hazards” on Thursday, 11 February 2021 at 14:00 hrs., for the presentation of the findings of the above Special Call for Proposals: Fast track innovative projects to counter the impacts of COVID-19. Webinar Programme of event​​ Kindly register on the following link : https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dMdLFNa6QcmkhOO-PgBY2g  ...

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21
Jan
Start Time:Jan 21, 2021|Category: Seminars

Zoom Webinar - Inline QOMS (Queue & Occupancy Management System)

A FREE Webinar on “Inline QOMS (Queue & Occupancy Management System)” on Thursday, 21 January 2021, at 14:00hrs., for the presentation of the findings of the above Special Call for Proposals: Fast track innovative projects to counter the impacts of COVID-19. Please find attached information concerning the webinar. Webinar Programme of event​​ ...

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10
Dec
Start Time:Dec 10, 2020

Zoom Webinar - anAngel Blockchain Powered Volunteering platform

A FREE Webinar on “anAngel Blockchain Powered Volunteering Platform” on Thursday, 10 December 2020, at 14:00hrs., for the presentation of the findings of the above Special Call for Proposals: Fast track innovative projects to counter the impacts of COVID-19. Please find attached information concerning the webinar. Webinar Programme of event - 10 Dec 2020 ...

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02
Dec
Start Time:Dec 02, 2020

Webinar - A Study of the Impacts of Tourism Development on Community Happiness

A FREE Webinar on “A Study of the Impacts of Tourism Development on Community Happiness​” on Wednesday, 02 December 2020, at 14:00 hrs., for the presentation of the findings of the above MRIC Unsolicited Research and Innovation Research Grant Scheme.  Please find attached information concerning the webinar. Webinar_Programme - 02 December 2020 ​​ ...

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30
Nov
Start Time:Nov 30, 2020|Category: Workshops

Training Workshop on - Building of a Simplified Antenna for Satellite Communication and Ground Station Operation

The MRIC in collaboration with the Ministry of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation and the Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology is organising the first of a series of training workshops (from the 30th Nov – 4th Dec 2020) entitled: Building of a Simplified Antenna for Satellite Communication and Ground Station Operation. These workshops are in line with the ‘First Mauritian Satellite in space’ initiative which the MRIC is leading (for more information: www.spacemauritius.com). For the period 2020-2021, the MRIC envisages to train 4 students and 1 teacher from around 100 secondary and tertiary education institutions in Mauritius and Rodri ...

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About MRIC

The Mauritius Research and Innovation Council is a corporate body set up on the 1st of September 2019 through the proclamation of the Mauritius Research and Innovation Council Act 2019.

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Rodrigues Research and Innovation Grant Scheme (RRIGS)

The Rodrigues Research and Innovation Grant Scheme (RRIGS) has been formulated to promote research and innovation in Rodrigues and to address the specificities of Rodrigues. All institutions, organizations, cooperatives, enterprises and non-governmental organizations registered in Rodrigues, as well as Commissions and/or Departments falling under the aegis of the different Commissions of the RRA are eligible under this Scheme. Proposals are selected for funding based on their potential research and innovation value and their relevance to the priority areas of Rodrigues.

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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.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 17th March 2021 for funding of up to MUR 1 Million

For any queries, please contact us on fii@mric.mu

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Date:24th February 2021​


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