The purpose of the SA-Mauritius Joint Call for Proposals is to facilitate partnership between South African and Mauritius start-ups, MSMEs and large enterprises, (in collaboration with national research and/or higher education institutions in both countries, where relevant/appropriate) for collaborative research, development and innovation (RDI) projects with commercial potential. The objective of any project should, therefore, be to:
- Improve the competitiveness of the company through collaboration between research and industry.
- Develop a new/improved product, process and/or service.
The fund is expected to improve the commercialization probability of technologies that emanate from the projects.
The fund is a limited resource made available for an agreed set of focused activities with clear deliverables, at least one of which should be a viable plan for taking the idea forward, which can be considered by other possible funders.