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Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC)

Pole of Innovation Grant Scheme (PoIGS)

​The Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC) operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation is inviting prospective applicants to submit proposals under the Pole of Innovation Grant Scheme. The Grant aims to enhance the impact of Research and Innovation on the economic development of the Republic of Mauritius by promoting creation of innovative products/ services and goods and spurring innovation through advanced research and partnerships among local institutions and/or companies and/or international stakeholders. Local academic and research institutions, both public and private as well as relevant Ministries/Parastatal Bodies are eligible for this scheme.

An indicative list of priority areas for potential proposals is as follows:

1. Renewable Energy
2. Ocean/Marine Technology, Resources and Services
3. ICT/BPO/Telecommunications (including High Performance Computing and Cloud Computing)
4. Life Sciences (including Health, Medical, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology)
5. Manufacturing and Food Processing
6. Social Sciences
7. Sustainable Tourism


The maximum grant allocated to successful applicants is Rs 9M per pole, with an annual maximum
ceiling of Rs 3M, for a duration of 36 months. 
The applicant will have to match, both In Cash and In Kind, the funding requested from the MRIC.
Expression of Interest
Prospective applicants are requested to forward their proposals to the Council using appropriate templates and guidelines which can be downloaded from the MRIC Website.  
Only applications/ proposals which are submitted to the Council using appropraite templates and guidelines will be considered. 

Effective Date and Deadline

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 15th January 2021 at 15.00hrs. Awards will be made on the merits of the proposal and on a competitive basis.
Contact Details
The Executive Director,
 Mauritius Research and Innovation Council
Level 6, Ebène Heights, 34 Cybercity, 72201, Ebène
Tel: (230) 465 1235    Fax: (230) 465 1239    Email:
 The MRIC reserves the right not to accept applications deemed irrelevant following this advertisement.
27 November​ 2020