The Mauritius Research Council (MRC) operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation is inviting prospective applicants to submit proposals under the Pole of Innovation Grant Scheme. The Grant aims to enhance the impact of Research and Innovation on the economic development of the Republic of Mauritius by promoting creation of innovative products/ services and goods and spurring innovation through advanced research and partnerships among local institutions and/or companies and/or international stakeholders. Local academic and research institutions, both public and private as well as relevant Ministries/Parastatal Bodies are eligible for this scheme.
An indicative list of priority areas for potential proposals 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.