The Mauritius Research Council (MRC) was set up in May 1992 (Act no. 10 of 1992) as an apex body to promote and co-ordinate national investment in research. In order to strengthen the mandate of the Council while taking into account the changes in the research and innovation landscape in Mauritius since 1992, the MRC Act has been amended in 2014. The MRC (Amendment) Act (2014) was proclaimed in September 2014.
The MRC acts as a central body to advise Government on Science and Technology issues and to influence the direction of technological innovation by funding research projects in areas of national priority and encouraging strategic partnerships.
• To generate relevant new knowledge
• To pioneer, coordinate and exploit research for societal benefit
• To act as a professional agency of Government, advising on future development
- foster, promote and coordinate research, development and innovation, in line with the economic, technological and social needs of Mauritius;
- encourage commercial utilisation of research, development and innovation, results in the national interest;
- foster the development of a research culture;
- promote science and technology; and
- enhance private sector participation in research, development and innovation.