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February 16, 2017

Proof of Concept

​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 Council invites enterprises, entrepreneurs, researchers, as well as institutions, to submit applications under the Proof of Concept Scheme (PCS).   The aim of the PCS is to assist innovators in advancing their research outputs and ideas with a view to developing prototypes, establishing proof of concept and validating business cases.   Applications for the above scheme should be in line with the following priority areas:Renewable Energy; Ocean Technology, Ocean Resources and Ocean Services; ICT/BPO/T ...

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February 10, 2017

National SME Incubator Scheme (NSIS)

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are crucial to fostering economic and social development of the Republic of Mauritius. Unfortunately, failure rate of small new businesses is high in their initial years. This is mostly due to lack of experience of the entrepreneur and to insufficient support mechanisms for start-up companies.   To address these setbacks, Government has set in place a wide range of policies as outlined in the Budget Speech 2016-2017[1]. One of these measures is the creation of the National SME Incubator Scheme[2] (NSIS) with a view to contribute to the establishment and reinforcement of a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Republic of Mauritius.   Under this Proposal Solicitation the Mauritius Research Co ...

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Call for Applications - NRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program
January 10, 2017

Call for Applications - NRC P ...

​The MRC is seeking to recruit one (1) Post-Doctoral Fellow the National Research Chair (NRC) in Biomaterials and Drug Delivery, for each of the 3 research projects..read more

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December 09, 2016

Call for Applications – Head of Innovation Cluster

The Mauritius Research Council (MRC), an apex body for the promotion and coordination of Government investment in research and innovation, operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation is calling for applications for three (3) Heads of Innovation Cluster (HoIC), (Ref: HoIC/01) to respectively lead the Research and Innovation clusters on High Performance Computing, Biotechnology and Renewable Energy.   The HoIC will be responsible for driving innovation in each cluster. S/He should be commercially oriented and have relevant working experience with local, regional and international instances as well as with industry and academia/public sector. The position of HoIC will be tenable on a yearly renewab ...

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National Innovation Challenge (NIC)
November 29, 2016

National Innovation Challenge ...

The National Innovation Challenge (NIC) aims at uncovering and fostering local and professional innovations created by Mauritians working in a variety of fields from Academia, Start-ups and Micro Companies, SMEs, communities to local schools and backyard sheds/ home inventions. This challenge proposes to showcase, nurture and reward ideas leading to potentially life changing solutions from the Ma...

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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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29
Sep
Start Time:Sep 29, 2016|Category: Workshops

9th Inventors’ Open Day

ABOUT THE INVENTOR’S OPEN DAY The Mauritius Research Council’s Technology Transfer Office (TTO) is organising its 9th Inventors’ Open Day to promote awareness on innovation and the use of intellectual property in Mauritius. For this session, two guest speakers have been invited to provide practical information on the processes that have been developed within their organisations relevant to the delivery of services, and how innovation is playing a role in shaping their approach towards enhancing the provision of these services. TARGET AUDIENCE Individuals and representatives from Research & Development institutions, SMEs, enforcement agencies, innovators, IP practitioners, entrepr ...

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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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National Innovation Challenge (NIC)

The National Innovation Challenge (NIC) aims at uncovering and fostering local and professional innovations created by Mauritians working in a variety of fields from Academia, Start-ups and Micro Companies, SMEs, communities to local schools and backyard sheds/ home inventions. This challenge proposes to showcase, nurture and reward ideas leading to potentially life changing solutions from the Mauritian population.

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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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