The Research and Development Working Group (RDWG), co-chaired by the Mauritius Research Council (MRC) and Business Mauritius (BM), in collaboration with the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation (MoTCI), is inviting prospective applicants to submit proposals under the PoIGS. Eligible applicants include local academic and research both public and private as well as relevant Ministries/Parastatal bodies.
The indicative list of priority areas is as follows:
1. Renewable Energy
2. Ocean/Marine Technology, Resources and Services
3. ICT/BPO/Telecommunications (including High Performance Computing and Cloud Computing)
4. Life Sciences (including Health, Medical, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology)
5. Manufacturing and Food Processing
6. Social Sciences
7. Sustainable Tourism
Proposals which do not fall under the above list but which address areas of importance will be considered subject to clear justification of the proposed theme is provided.