The National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC) has launched the ICT for Innovation initiative on a pilot basis in 2017, targeting mainly computer science students from the University of Mauritius who were trained to develop innovative solutions to problems in our daily lives through the use of ICT.
Some 18 students participated in this initiative in which they had to develop projects applicable in real life situations based on the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) concept. The experience gained during the development of their projects would then be replicated on a wider scale involving students from the University of Mauritius.
The NPCC in this bid partnered with the E-Inclusion Foundation. Besides, the NPCC also joined hands with the University of Mauritius and the Centre for Innovative and Lifelong Learning (CILL) to implement the training programme for the students. It is to be noted that the E-Inclusion Foundation is a key partner of the NPCC in the ELIT project.