GIS - 29 May, 2020: The Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC) has received a total
of 251 applications following its special Covid-19 call for proposals launched
in early April 2020. The total value of these projects is Rs 585 million, and
the amount requested from MRIC is over Rs 315 million.
main objectives of this special call for proposals are to develop innovative
and sustainable counter-measures to mitigate the direct and indirect impacts of
the virus, as well as to encourage enterprises to contribute in the fight
against the Covid-19.
initiative also aims to develop and accelerate the production and adaptation of
technologies and services that will assist health authorities in their work
while contributing to the deployment of protective measures against the
applications were submitted by contractors, non-governmental organisations,
enterprises, academic and research institutes, and other stakeholders.
already being evaluated under a
fast-track process so as to facilitate the development and implementation of
the relevant proposals received.
As at date, the MRIC has approved 16 project proposals, covering both
technological products and services as well as social and policy measures.
These projects will take into account short and medium-term aspects related to
the challenges posed by Covid-19.
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