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May 26, 2017

List of Submissions for Expression of Interest

The Council has received forty-four expressions of interest. Please click here  to view list of submissions

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May 24, 2017

Workshop-High Penetration Renewable Energy Roadmap ...

 The Mauritius Research Council in collaboration with the Australian High Commission in Mauritius is pleased to invite you for a workshop on ‘High Penetration Renewable Energy Roadmap, Wave Resource Assessment and Wave-Integrated Micro Grid Design in Mauritius’ on Thursday, 25th May 2017 at 09:00 hours at Voila Hotel, Bagatelle.    Click here to download the programme.  

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April 21, 2017

Training Course on Introduction to Electronics and ...

1. BACKGROUND   In its intent to promote the use of Robotics and Programming as one of the key tools for boosting Innovation in Mauritius, 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 organised two parallel hands on training workshops, respectively on: (i) Introduction to Electronics and Circuit Building Workshop and (ii) Robot Building and Programming Workshop. These training workshops were delivered by experts from Kidobotikz ltd an Indian company specialised in training students in robotics and automation.   The main objectives of these workshops is to incite young minds ...

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5-Day Training Workshop on Robotics
April 05, 2017

5-Day Training Workshop on Ro ...

​ The Mauritius Research Council (MRC) in Collaboration with the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation and the Ministry of Education Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research is organizing two parallel workshops, respectively on: (i) Introduction to Electronics and Circuit Building Workshop  and (ii) Robot Building and Programming Worksh...

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March 22, 2017

Call for Applications - Research Assistants

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.  Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates who wish to be considered for appointment as Research Assistants (Ref: RA/2017/01).   Qualifications and Experience The selected candidate should:   • Have a degree in one of the following fields - Natural Sciences or Medical and Health Sciences or Engineering and Technology or Mathematics and Informatics or Social Sciences or Law and Management or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Board of the MRC   • Possess good communic ...

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Jun
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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12
Dec
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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01
Dec
Start Time:Dec 01, 2016

INFOTECH 2016 – Robotics and 3D Printing

The Mauritius Research Council (MRC), operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation, as the apex body for the promotion and coordination of Government investment in Science, Research, Technology and Innovation participated in INFOTECH 2016 which was held from 1st to 4th December at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre (SVICC), Pailles.   During the INFOTECH, the guests had the opportunity to: (i) Visit the different stands and interact with different types of Robots including humanoid robots (ii) Follow free introductory courses on building and programing robots (adapted to all age groups starting from Toddlers 4yrs and above!) ...

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26
Oct
Start Time:Oct 26, 2016|Category: Workshops

Workshop on Offshore Wind Energy

Workshop on Offshore Wind Energy 26th October 2016 The Mauritius Research Council is pleased to invite you or your representative for a Workshop on Offshore Wind Energy on Wednesday, 26th October 2016 at 09:00 hrs at the Conference Room, Cyber Tower 1, Cybercity, Ebene. The U.S. Embassy in Mauritius is providing the subject matter expert who will conduct the workshop. Please click here to download the programme for this event. You may confirm your participation by filling in the confirmation sheet and emailing it to us at latest by Tuesday, 25th October 2016. Thanking you and looking forward to your presence. ...

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12
Oct
Start Time:Oct 12, 2016|Category: Seminars

Seminar: A Question Answer System for the Mauritian Judiciary

The Mauritius Research Council is organising a dissemination on Wednesday, 12th October 2016, at the Council at 09:30 hrs, for the presentation of the findings of the research project: A Question Answer System for the Mauritian Judiciary (registration starts at 09.00 hrs).   Click here to download the programme and brief for this event.   Those interested to attend the seminar are kindly requested to email at info@mrc.intnet.mu.   Thanking you and looking forward to your presence. ...

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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)


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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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