National SME Incubator Scheme (NSIS)
Accompanying your business idea in a conducive ecosystem
The National SME Incubator Scheme (NSIS) is a scheme initiated by the Government of the Republic of Mauritius to encourage the creation of Innovative businesses for the socio-economic benefit of the Republic of Mauritius through a nurturing and training process in a conducive environment provided by Incubators.
It aims at promoting initiation and development of innovative start-ups facilitated by a network of Private Sector- led Accredited Business Incubators
To collaborate with accredited private sector-led Business Incubators with a view to enhancing the development of innovative entrepreneurship, thus boosting innovation and creation of jobs and wealth in the SME sector.
To encourage collaboration between relevant stakeholders to consolidate the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Mauritius geared towards fostering creation of Innovative Businesses, creation of new knowledge, value, and wealth.
The NSIS ensures a structured training/ mentoring approach to start-ups, provided by the NSIS Accredited Incubators in three phases:
PRE-INCUBATION (Ideation phase): From idea to first plan/ Prototype
INCUBATION (pre-start-up to start-up): From first plan to Start-up
ACCELERATION (Established Start-up): Growth of Start-up
The NSIS has been operational since December 2017, has received 271 project applications, has graduated 22 start-ups, has been working in collaboration with 7 Accredited Incubators and has 32 ongoing projects as of March 2022.