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Research and Innovation
It is recognized that digital technology has revolutionized the way businesses operate and the way we socialize. This perpetual revolution unveils a future filled with opportunities. The promise for a future, which is inclusive and abundant for all is attainable. We need to be able to harness the real potential of digital technologies. The possibilities which digital technologies can unleash will not only support but has potential to lead to socio-economic growth for one and all. For example, unrestrained access to information can create unique opportunities in all areas of our lives, including the way we work, play, socialize and transact, some of which are still to be imagined.
Available Research and Innovation Schemes
  • Collaborative Research and Innovation Grant Scheme (CRIGS)

    Proposals for innovative, collaborative research and development projects with commercial potential, in partnership with local Academic / Research / Tertiary Education Institution(s).

  • 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

  • Social Innovation Research Grant Scheme (SIRGS)

    Proposals which combine action-research and a social innovation potential with tangible outcomes in social development research areas including but not limited to social integration of vulnerable groups, equal opportunities and environmental issues.

  • National SME Incubator Scheme (NSIS)

    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.

  • Proof of Concept Scheme (PCS)

    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.

  • 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.

  • Research and Innovation Bridges

    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: Renewable Energy; Ocean/Marine Technology, Resources and Services; ICT/BPO/Telecommunications; Life Sciences; Manufacturing.

Click here for Completed Funded projects at the Mauritius Research Council related to different Themes.