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Mauritius Research Council (MRC)

Innovation & Commercialization Schemes


1. Collaborative Research and Innovation Grant Scheme (CRIGS)


The Research and Development Working Group (RDWG), co-chaired by the Executive Director of the Mauritius Research Council (MRC) and the Chief Executive Officer of Business Mauritius, in collaboration with the Ministry of Technology, Communiation and Innovation (MoTCI), is inviting local companies or a consortium ranging from Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, to Large Companies to submit proposals for innovative, collaborative research and development projects with commercial potential, in partnership with local Academic / Research / Tertiary Education Institution(s).


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2. Business Angels Forum Support Scheme  (BAFSS)
 
The Council launched the Business Angels’ Forum Support Scheme in 2010 to help Research and Tertiary Education institutions or any organization in Mauritius to organise a Business Angel Forum. The MRC will provide a grant of Rs 25,000 to any institution which organises a BAF and provides technical advice on matters pertaining to organization/logistics of the forum.

 

The main objectives of this scheme are:
• To bridge the gap between Research and Industry
• To give people the opportunity to present their innovative concepts/ideas to the business world
• To encourage innovative in-house business developments with the ultimate goal of promoting innovation in Mauritius.
 
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3. Intellectual Property Promotion Scheme (IPPS)


The purpose of this scheme is to encourage individuals, enterprises, industry and R&D institutions to take advantage of the mechanisms for protecting innovation currently offered by the industrial property system in Mauritius. The IPPS, which operates as a joint collaboration between the Mauritius Research Council (MRC) and the Industrial Property Office (IPO), aims to boost creativity and innovation, initially through support towards applications made for the grant of Patents and registration of Industrial Designs.


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4. Research Industry Linkage Award (RILA) 
 
Research Industry Linkage Award (RILA) is a scheme driven by the Mauritius Research Council (MRC) under the aegis of the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology (MoTESRT) intended to support collaborative research industry linkage academic experiences (MSc Taught Programs) of relevance to external business partners based in Mauritius. RILA aims to run annually and will provide a number of full time Masters Places each year.

 

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5. SME Innovation Grant Scheme (SIGS) 

As an incentive to encourage Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to participate in the Government Initiative to ban plastic bags as from the 1st January 2016, the Research and Development Working Group (RDWG), co-chaired by the Executive Director of the Mauritius Research Council (MRC) and the Director of Joint Economic Council (JEC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) is pleased to invite interested parties to submit their proposals under the following theme:
“INNOVATIVE AND ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVES TO PLASTIC BAGS”
 
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6. Biotechnology Research and Innovation Grant (BRIG) 


The BRIG aims to promote public/public, public/private and private/private partnerships to implement biotechnology projects with a socio economic benefit.  In this context, the Research and Development Working Group (RDWG), co-chaired by the Mauritius Research Council (MRC) and Business Mauritius (BM), in collaboration with the MTCI, invites local companies or a consortium ranging from Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to large companies, as well as local Academic / Research / Tertiary Education Institution(s) to submit proposals  for innovative, collaborative research and development projects with commercial potential in the field of Biotechnology. Proposals can include overseas partners.


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