GIS- 20 September, 2016: The first edition of the ICT Innovative Business Idea Competition was launched yesterday during a press conference by the Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mr Etienne Sinatambou, at Sicom Tower, in Ebène.
The competition is in line with Government’s vision in establishing a Techno-entrepreneurship culture so as to build an Innovative ICT start-up Nation in Mauritius. The theme retained is ‘The citizen at the centre of progress’. The winning team will be rewarded with a prize of Rs 200 000, while the second runner up will receive Rs 100 000.
The National Computer Board along with the Ministry of Technology Communication and Innovation and the State Bank of Mauritius are the joint organisers. The competition aims at attracting the innovative minds of the Mauritius’ new generation by challenging their creativity and capacity in creating a new type of successful Technopreneurs that takes charge of their own destinies to become their own boss and create employment opportunities for the good of the community.
The team placed third will be presented a prize of Rs 50 000, while a Merit prize (Rs 50 000) and a Jury prize (Rs 50 000) will also be awarded.
ICT Innovative Business Idea Competition
The ICT Innovative Business Idea Competition is open to Tertiary Students, Undergraduates, Graduates, Postgraduates, Researchers; Start-ups, IT and ITES professionals. Participants will be requested to work within a team consisting of a minimum of two and a maximum of four members. The registration form is available at http://technopreneur.ncb.mu
The closing date for submission of forms and video pitch is 17 October 2016.
The objectives of The ICT Innovative Business Idea Competition are:
· To encourage the development of Innovative and creative start-ups in Mauritius.
· To provide exposure and knowledge of key competencies required in becoming successful Technopreneurs.
· To encourage Tertiary Students, Graduates, Postgraduates, Researchers, IT and ITES professionals from diverse backgrounds, team up, share their business ideas and leverage on technology and business competencies to bring the next big idea in ICT for Mauritius.
· To identify commercially viable ideas for development into Technopreneurs.
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