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Research and Innovation Bridges

Date: December 07, 2017


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), invites collaborative applications from consortia of company(ies), research organisation/ academic institution from Mauritius and Partner Countries (each consortium containing participants from two or more countries), for innovative, collaborative research and development projects with commercial potential.
Applications should be in line with the following priority areas:

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
The RDWG anticipates awarding a matching grant of up to Rs10M per project to successful consortium for a project duration of normally up to 24 months.
Expression of Interest
Prospective applicants are requested to forward their proposals to the Council using appropriate templates and guidelines which can be downloaded from the MRC Website. 
Applicants may also wish to discuss their ideas with the RDWG prior to submission of their proposals.  All information disclosed will be dealt with in strict confidentiality.
Only applications/proposals which are submitted to the Council using appropriate templates and guidelines will be considered.
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Effective Date
Under this scheme, applications can be submitted any time during the year.  Awards will be made on the merits of the proposal and on a competitive basis.
All applications should be forwarded to the Executive Director of the MRC clearly labeled “Call for Proposals–RIB” on the top right-hand side.  
RIB Project Application, Processing and Award Cycles
Cycle I
Cycle II
Cycle III
Cycle IV
Application Deadline
31 August 2018
30 November 2018
28 February 2019
31 May 2019
Processing and Evaluation of
September - October 2018
December 2018 - January 2019
March – April 2019
June - July 2019
Award Announcement
1st week of November 2018
1st week of February 2019
1st week of May 2019
1st week of August 2019
Useful Documents
Contact Details:
The Executive Director, Mauritius Research Council
Level 6, Ebène Heights, 34 Cybercity, Ebène, 72201
Tel: (230) 465 1235    Fax: (230) 465 1239   
The RDWG reserves the right not to accept applications deemed irrelevant following this advertisement.
Revised on 20 July 2018

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