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Proof of Concept Scheme (PCS)

Prove your innovative concept



The aim of the PCS is to assist innovators in advancing their research outputs and ideas with a view to developing prototypes, establishing proof of concept and validating business cases.

The Proof of Concept Scheme supports:

  • Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) or

  • Large Enterprises;

  • Start-Up companies;

  • State-owned companies

  • Associations, including NGOs, NPOs registered with the Registrar of Associations

  • Cooperatives registered with the Registrar of Cooperative Society, and

  • Research/Higher Education Institutions in collaboration with companies

  • All the eligible entities must be already existing legal entities registered in the Republic of Mauritius;

  • Start-up, MSMEs and Large Companies must be registered with the Registrar of Companies.

  • An applicant may collaborate with:

    • other local or overseas enterprises, companies or institutions;

    • secondary and tertiary/higher education institutions (public or private) and polytechnics, that are registered and officially accredited with the relevant authorities;

    • Non-Governmental Organisations.

Project proposals will be accepted in areas where opportunities exist to develop innovative technology-based ideas for either new or improved industry-oriented products, processes or services that will enhance socio-economic benefits.

Proposals must be aligned with national thematic areas in the National Research and Innovation Roadmap 2023- 2027:

  1. Financial Innovation,

  2. Blue and Green Innovation,

  3. Health and Wellness Innovation,

  4. Travel, Tourism and Entertainment Innovation,

  5. Social and Grassroots Innovation,

  6. IT and Emerging Technologies Innovation,

  7. Rodrigues Innovation.

Funded Projects

Please find below the list of approved PCS project:

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