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Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC)

Proof of Concept Scheme (PCS)

The Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC), operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation, is the apex body for the promotion and coordination of Government investment in research and innovation.
Applications are open for companies/enterprises, academics in collaboration with private enterprises who wish to submit applications under the Proof of Concept Scheme (PCS).  Applicants may wish to submit applications in line with the following priority areas: Renewable Energy; Ocean Technology, Ocean Resources and Ocean Services; ICT/BPO/Telecommunications; Life Sciences (Health, Medical and Pharmaceutical); Manufacturing; Traffic Management; Social Issues; Agro-Industry; and Sports.


Selection for funding will be based on the originality, intellectual merit, provisions for collaboration and capacity building, and the potential for developing innovative technology-based ideas for either new or improved industry-oriented products, processes or services that can enhance socio-economic benefits in the Republic of Mauritius. 


Funding of up to MUR1 million per project will be available, for a project duration not exceeding 12 months. Awards will be made on a competitive basis.


Expression of Interest 

Prospective applicants are requested to forward their proposals (one soft and one hard version) to the Council using templates and guidelines which can be downloaded from the MRIC Website.



Applicants may also wish to discuss their ideas with the MRIC Research Team prior to submission of their proposals.  All information disclosed will be dealt with in strict confidentiality.


Only complete applications/proposals which are submitted to the Council using appropriate templates and guidelines will be considered. 


Effective Date  


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 first come first served basis.


A soft copy version of the proposal should be submitted, together with one original hard copy version.


The soft copy version should be sent on


The hard copy version should be forwarded to the Executive Director in an envelope clearly labelled "Call for Proposals - Proof of Concept Scheme" on the top-right hand side.



Project Application, Review and Award Cycles







Cycle I

Cycle II

Cycle III

Cycle IV






Application Due Dates

01 Jul-16 Sep 2020

17 Sep-16 Dec 2020

01 Jan-30 Mar 2021

01 Apr-29 Jun 2021


Processing and evaluation 
of applications


Sep-Oct 2020


Jan-Feb 2021


Apr-May 2021


Jul-Aug 2021


Project Management Committee


1st Week of 
Nov 2020


1st Week of 
Mar 2021


1st Week of 
Jun 2021


1st Week of 
Sep 2021


Award announcement

Mid-Nov 2020


Mid-Mar 2021


Mid-Jun 2021


Mid-Sep 2021








Please note that the dates for the award announcement are indicative and may vary accordingly.


Project Summary

Please find below the project summary for each approved PCS project:

Implementation of a Pilot Health Information Management (HIMS) using Contactless Cards


Intelligent Bat Deterrent Controller (IBDC)  

Useful Document
Contact Details
The Executive Director,
 Mauritius Research and Innovation Council
Level 6, Ebène Heights, 34 Cybercity, Ebène
Tel: (230) 465 1235    Fax: (230) 465 1239    Email: contact@​;
The MRIC reserves the right not to accept applications deemed irrelevant following this advertisement.