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Mauritius Research Council (MRC)

Proof of Concept Scheme (PCS)


CALL FOR PROPOSALS 
 
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).

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/Telecommunications; Life Sciences (Health, Medical and Pharmaceutical); Manufacturing; Traffic Management; Social Issues; and Agro-Industry.
 
Selection for funding will be based on the originality, intellectual merit, provisions for collaboration and capacity building, and the potential for developing innovative technology-based ideas for either new or improved industry-oriented products, processes or services that can enhance socio-economic benefits in the Republic of Mauritius.
 
 
 
Funding
 
Funding of up to MUR1 million per project will be available, for a project duration not exceeding 12 months. Awards will be made on a competitive basis.
 
 
 
Submission of Applications
 
Prospective applicants are requested to forward their proposals (one soft and one hard version) to the Council using appropriate templates and guidelines.
 
Applicants may also wish to discuss their ideas with the MRC Research Management Team prior to submission of their proposals.  All information disclosed will be dealt with in strict confidentiality.
Only complete applications/proposals which are submitted to the Council using appropriate templates and guidelines will be considered.
 
 
 
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 first come first served basis.
 
A soft copy version of the proposal should be submitted, together with one original hard copy version.
 
All applications should be forwarded to the Executive Director in an envelope clearly labelled “Call for Proposals – Proof of Concept Scheme” on the top-right hand side.
 
Click here to download the guidelines and application form for this scheme.