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Press Communiqué - Draft Mauritius Research and Innovation Council Bill
January 11, 2018

Press Communiqué - Draft Maur ...

The Mauritius Research Council, a statutory body falling under the aegis of the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation, is being fundamentally reviewed and restructured to transform it into the Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC), as announced in the Budget Speech 2017/2018.   In this context, a draft MRIC Bill has been worked out to enable the Council operate with a...

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December 11, 2017

Vacancy for Accountant

​The Mauritius Research Council (MRC) is the apex body for the promotion, coordination and exploitation of research in all sectors.  The MRC is also the adviser to government on all matters pertaining to scientific and technological policies.  We are seeking to recruit one ACCOUNTANT.     Qualifications and Experience   The selected candidate should:   1) Have a pass at the final examination required for admission to membership of:       The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants;                                  or               The Institute of Chartered Accountants;                                  or               The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants;                                  or           ...

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December 07, 2017

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 Energy 2. Ocean/Marine Technology, Resources and Services 3. ICT/BPO/Telecommunications 4. Life Sciences 5 ...

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Fighting Diabetes at the Workplace (FDW) Social Innovation Pilot Initiative
November 30, 2017

Fighting Diabetes at the Work ...

The Mauritius Research Council (MRC), operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation, is the apex body for the promotion and coordination of Government investment in research and innovation. The MRC has designed the ‘Fighting Diabetes at the workplace’ pilot initiative as a socially innovative matching grant scheme accompanied by a pilot programme with the...

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Pole of Innovation Grant Scheme (PoIGS)
November 27, 2017

Pole of Innovation Grant Sche ...

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 Ministri...

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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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Start Time:Oct 20, 2017

Defining the Grand Challenges for the Republic of Mauritius

​In the context of the 50th Independence Anniversary of Mauritius, the Mauritius Research Council (MRC) is pleased to invite the citizens and diaspora of the Republic of Mauritius to reflect upon the future of the country. The intent of this exercise is to determine the challenges that affect the lives of people, which may ultimately hinder the development of the country.   As such, we are calling for submissions of Grand Challenges with a view to facilitating the finding of sustainable solutions.   Read More   ...

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Start Time:Jun 16, 2017

Moulin à Poudre Cultural Landscape Project

The Council organised a seminar on the 22nd June 2017 for the above project, which was completed under the Unsolicited Research and Innovation Grant Scheme. Importantly, in order to enable participants to fully appreciate and experience the extent and complexity of the historical and archaeological findings, the seminar was conducted on the site of the Moulin à Poudre at Pamplemousses.   The Moulin à Poudre Cultural Landscape Project aims at studying and valorizing this historical site, unique not only to Mauritius but to the entire South-West Indian Ocean. No other 18th century colonial gunpowder factory was established in France’s colonial empire. Both the concept and design of the mill ...

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Start Time:Dec 12, 2016|Category: Ceremonies

Best Mauritian Scientist Award 2016

The ceremony of the award of the 3rd edition of the Best Mauritian Scientist Award was organised on Monday 12th December 2016. This open competition aimed at recognising the efforts of Mauritian scientists and researchers, through open competition, and appreciating how their contribution could impact on the life of Mauritian Citizens. This award consisted of a Trophy, a certificate, a cash prize of Rs200,000 and a support of Rs.50,000 for a study tour. Four participants were nominated for this award:   o Dr Pierre Clarel Catherine o Assoc. Prof. Boopen Seetanah o Dr Shamimtaz Sadally o Prof. Ponnadurai Ramasami   The Jury made a Honorary Mention which carries a cash prize of Rs 50 ...

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About MRC

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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Funding Schemes

The Council is currently accepting applications under the following schemes:
  • National SME Incubator Scheme (NSIS)
  • Collaborative Research and Innovation Grant Scheme (CRIGS)
  • Pole of Innovation Grant Scheme (PoIGS)
  • Research and Innovation Bridges

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MRC Innovation Initiatives

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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