The Honourable Yogida Sawmynaden,
Minister of Technology Communication and Innovation launched the ICT Innovative
Business IDEA Competition 2017- 2018 during a press conference held at Sicom
Tower, in Ebène.
Innovative Business IDEA Competition 2017- 2018 is in line with the
Government’s Vision of instilling a Technopreneurship culture in Mauritius.
This Competition aims at promoting the culture of
innovative entrepreneurship among young people and stimulating job creation in
local communities. The motto retained is Gather Your Team! Create the
next big IDEA in ICT.
According to the Honourable Minister, Government is
committed in fostering a culture of entrepreneurship across Mauritius and boost
the creation of SMEs. He emphasised that ICT, is one such thriving and
prospective sector which has many facilities on offer so as to encourage young
people develop their ideas and become entrepreneurs.
The Minister also pointed out that given the demand
in the ICT Sector is huge it is necessary to create the bridge between
University students and the job market. Thus by instilling an entrepreneurship
culture as from the University level, the students will be in a better position
to create their own enterprises and generate new jobs rather than in finding one
as it is usually the case.
The 2017– 2018 ICT Innovative Business IDEA Competition
is organised jointly by the National Computer Board, the University of
Mauritius and the State Bank of Mauritius. This Competition targets all
University Students: Undergraduates, Graduates, Postgraduates and Researchers. It
will be conducted in three stages during which participants will have to demonstrate
innovation and creativity at first; following which they have to submit a
Business Model to convince the Jury of its feasibility and finally the
commercial viability of the project need to be demonstrated.
This Competition welcomes only ICT related Business
IDEAS, where team of a minimum of 2 and up to a maximum of four members are
Registration to the Competition can be done online
or by submitting the downloadable registration form available at http://technopreneur.ncb.mu