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Innovation and Commercialisation Schemes


‚ÄčThe MRC offers seven Innovation and Commercialisation Schemes as follows:

  1. Collaborative Research and Innovation Grant Scheme (CRIGS)

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 local companies or a consortium ranging from Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, to Large Companies to submit proposals for innovative, collaborative research and development projects with commercial potential, in partnership with local Academic / Research / Tertiary Education Institution(s).
 
 
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Important Note: The council is currently accepting applications under this scheme.
 
 
 
  2. Intellectual Property Promotion Scheme (IPPS)
 
The purpose of this scheme is to encourage individuals, enterprises, industry and R&D institutions to take advantage of the mechanisms for protecting innovation currently offered by the industrial property system in Mauritius. The IPPS, which operates as a joint collaboration between the Mauritius Research Council (MRC) and the Industrial Property Office (IPO), aims to boost creativity and innovation, initially through support towards applications made for the grant of Patents and registration of Industrial Designs.
 
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Important Note: The council is currently accepting applications under this scheme.
 
 
 
 3. Social Innovation Research Grant Scheme (SIRGS)
 
The Mauritius Research Council is introducing the Social Innovation and Research Grant Scheme (SIRGS), a new funding scheme in line with the National Innovation Initiative being spearheaded by the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation (MoTCI).
 
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Important Note: The council is currently accepting applications under this scheme.
 
 
 
4. National SME Incubator Scheme (NSIS)
 
The main aim of the NSIS is to encourage the creation of Innovative businesses for the socio-economic benefit of the Republic of Mauritius through a nurturing and training process in a conducive environment provided by Accredited Incubators driven by the private sector. The Accredited Incubators which will select, coach and mentor innovative business start-ups as early as the idea stage. The NSIS will fund (on a 50:50 matching grant basis) Accredited Private Sector Incubators.
 
The Mauritius Research Council (MRC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED), invites private sector Business Incubators to submit their Expression of Interest to incubate Projects under pre-incubation, Incubation and Acceleration phases.
 
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Important Note: The council is currently accepting applications under this scheme.
 
 
 
5. Proof of Concept Scheme (PCS)
 
The Mauritius Research Council (MRC), operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation (MoTCI) invites enterprises, entrepreneurs, researchers, as well as institutions, to submit applications under the Proof of Concept Scheme (PCS) 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.
 
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Important Note: The council is currently accepting applications under this scheme.
 
 
 
6. Pole of Innovation Grant Scheme (PoIGS)
 
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 and goods and spurring innovation through advanced research and partnerships among local institutions and/or companies and/or international stakeholders. Local academic and research institutions, both public and private as well as relevant Ministries/Parastatal Bodies are eligible for this scheme. 

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Important Note: The Call for Proposals is currently open. The Council is accepting applications under this scheme until 23rd November 2018 at 15.00hrs.
 
 
 
7. Research and Innovation Bridges
 
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. Manufacturing
 
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Important Note: The council is currently accepting applications under this scheme.