On 13 June 2014 ARC welcomed Dr Arjoon Suddhoo, Executive Director of the Mauritius Research Council (MRC).

The MRC was established in 1992 as a peak body to promote and coordinate the Mauritius Government's investment in research. The MRC promotes, undertakes and oversees research activities in Science, Research, Technology and Innovation.

The Council currently has 14 different funding schemes which are classified under the following categories:

  • Research Grant Schemes
  • Innovation and Commercialisation Schemes
  • Research Support Schemes briefly described below
  • Capacity Building/Award Schemes.

The ARC and Dr Suddhoo discussed the ARC's role in the Australian innovation and funding system, and shared research opportunities, particularly in the area of marine renewable energy resources.

Please visit the Mauritius Research Council's website for further information.