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Research and Innovation Bridges (RIB)

Building Research and Innovation Bridges through bilateral and multilateral partnerships


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Under the Research and Innovation Bridges (RIB), a local company in partnership with an international company/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 an international company/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

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