Call for Proposal – Collaborative Research and Innovation Grant Scheme
Under the Collaborative Research and Innovation Grant Scheme (CRIGS), a local company in partnership with a local Academic/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.
It is mandatory to have at least two (2) partners for any application: one (1) from the private sector and one (1) from a local academic/research institution. The main applicant must be the private sector company and it should be registered for at least one year in the Republic of Mauritius.
The two partners may include other local/international collaborators from either the private sector or the academia/research.
Successful applicants may be awarded a matching grant up to Rs 5 million.
The current focus of the Call for Proposal is on Ocean Economy: Ocean Technology, Marine Resources, Seaport, Marine Biotechnology, Maritime, Seafood, Shipping, Coral, Fisheries, Tourism. However, applications, in line with the following priority areas, will also be accepted: (1) Renewable Energy (2) Ocean/Marine Technology, Resources and Services (3) ICT/BPO/Telecommunications (4) Life Sciences and (5) Manufacturing.
Expression of Interest
Potential Applicants may discuss their ideas with the MRIC staff prior to submission of their application.
Applications have to be submitted to the Council using the appropriate templates and in line with the CRIGS Guidelines found below. Each application must include (1) the completed application form, (2) a proposal outlining the details of the project, (3) a signed Agreement between collaborating bodies, (4) CVs of project leader and key collaborators and (5) Audited Financial Statements (where applicable).
All information disclosed will be dealt with in strict confidentiality.
Under this scheme, applications can be submitted any time during the year. Awards will be made on the merits of the proposal and on a competitive basis.
All applications should be forwarded to the Officer-In-Charge of the MRIC in an envelope clearly labelled “Call for Proposals – CRIGS” on the top right-hand side.