The aim of the Innovators Mauritius Award is to develop a culture of innovation in all walks of Mauritian life. The award is designed to address two categories of participants:
- Industrialists and Professionals
- General Public including students
The first Innovators Award was launched in April 2004 on the theme “Sweet Mauritius” whereby Mauritians were invited to come up with innovative products and processes, using sugar as the source product.
While Innovators Award II was launched in January 2006 on the theme “Green-“M:Reduce,Reuse,Recycle waste”. Through the theme of “Green Mauritius” (Green M), the NPCC wanted to combine two of its agenda items, namely innovation and green productivity, to develop a strategy that pursues productivity increases and environmental protection simultaneously as nowadays there is a growing consciousness towards environment-friendly products and processes.
Innovators Award III was launched on 12th July 2008 and the defined theme was “Ecoliving:pour une ile Maurice durable. Everybody can make a difference..” The choice of the theme comes at a time when there is an urgent global call for action. The NPCC seized the opportunity to make people think out- of- the- box and come up with solutions towards sustainable development to ensure “Better Living for the Nation”