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October 31, 2018

Research and Innovation Bridges

​CALL FOR PROPOSALS   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 Energy2. Ocean/Marine Technology, Resources and Services3. ICT/BPO/Telecommunications (including High Performanc ...

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October 15, 2018

National Innovation Framework 2018-2030

Mauritius is an upper middle income country and is poised to transition to the level of a high income country, where innovation becomes the key driver of socio-economic development. Hence the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation, has put in place a National Innovation Framework (2018-2030).   The Framework has been developed by the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation and facilitated by the Mauritius Research Council. The framework has been developed following extensive consultations with local stakeholders and reviewing international best practices.   The National Innovation Framework (2018-2030) is a unique programme of creating innovation ecosystems to transform the landscape of the Mauritian econom ...

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Pole of Innovation Grant Scheme (PoIGS)
September 21, 2018

Pole of Innovation Grant Sche ...

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 an...

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August 30, 2018

Workshop on Sateliite Technology

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MIR-SAT1-First Mauritian Infrared Satellite selected under the UNOOSA/ JAXA KiboCUBE 2018 Program
June 20, 2018

MIR-SAT1-First Mauritian Infr ...

The Republic of Mauritius is deeply honoured that the first Mauritian Infrared Satellite (MIR-SAT1) initiative by the Mauritius Research Council operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation has been selected during the 3rd round of the UNOOSA/JAXA KiboCUBE Program. This mission will be developed in collaboration with a number of local organisations, as wel...

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Start Time:Oct 09, 2018|Category: Workshops

Workshop - Grand Challenge for the Republic of Mauritius

The Mauritius Research Council is pleased to invite you for a one-day workshop of the Grand Challenges initiative to be held on Tuesday 9th October 2018 at the Cyber Tower 1, Ebene Cybercity, at 9:00 hrs.   Please click here to download the programme for this event. It would be appreciated if you could kindly confirm your participation by filling in this form  and forwarding it to the Council by email ( or by fax (4651239) by Monday 8th October 2018 at 10hrs.   The topics to be discussed during the workshop have been classified under 5 thematics.  You are kindly requested to indicate only one working group in which you would like to participate in the fil ...

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Start Time:Jul 26, 2018

Presentation - Prospects and Challenges of Small and Medium Enterprises in the Tourism Industry in Mauritius

​In many regions of the world, demand for agritourism on working farms has led to rapid increases in this form of tourism, however, its current status in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is not well understood and confusion about this concept, its benefits and challenges may limit  this sector’s potential to flourish over time.  In search for alternative sources of income to compensate for the decline in purely agricultural incomes, agri-businesses in the developed world have increasingly diversified into tourism.   However, such entrepreneurship ventures are scarce in SIDS and limited scholarly work has been conducted on this topic. A qualitative study was used to capture SMEs perce ...

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Start Time:Apr 26, 2018|Category: Workshops

Powering Change - Women in Innovation and Creativity

The World Intellectual Property Day, held every year on the 26th of March, is an opportunity to sensitise and to educate people on the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) in fostering an environment conducive to creativity and innovation. This year’s theme identified by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), ‘Powering Change; Women in Innovation and Creativity’ has been chosen to celebrate the brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity and courage of the women who are driving change in our world and shaping our common future. ...

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Start Time:Nov 22, 2017

Robotics Week 2017

The Mauritius Research Council (MRC) in Collaboration with the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation and the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research is pleased to invite you to participate in the Robotics Week 2017. Read More   ...

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Start Time:Oct 26, 2017|Category: Workshops

10th Inventors' Open Day

“The Mauritius Research Council (MRC) is organising its 10th Inventors’ Open Day to promote awareness on innovation and the use of intellectual property in Mauritius”. Read More... ...

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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.

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The MRC supports and promotes innovation through a variety of activities and initiatives including (1) Funding Schemes; (2) Vehicles of Innovation; (3) Strategic Planning & Policy Making; (4) Windows on Innovation and (5) Innovation through Technopreneurship.

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