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13 May - 10 June • Business Facilitation

Training on driving growth and competitiveness through technology and innovation

The National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC) in collaboration with the Economic Development Board, Mauritius (EDB) and United Nation Commission for Africa (UNECA) is organising a training and on “Driving Growth and Competitiveness through technology and innovation” for SMEs in Mauritius. This training is also open for SMEs from other African countries.

The training programme aims at enhancing knowledge of SMEs to design or apply common specific technology and innovation concept in addressing specific competitiveness bottleneck in their industrial process. SMEs will be able to use or adopt at least one business intelligence tool that optimizes their processes.

A deeper dive into Innovation Frameworks (Design Thinking) will be done during the training. The overall goal is to equip the participants with in-depth knowledge of the 5 stages of design thinking. Case studies and problem-solving exercises will also be done to enable SMEs to develop a higher level of design thinking and innovation. This will allow SMEs to implement different innovation frameworks at their workplace.

The training programme will be held once a week, starting from Monday 13th May 2024 as from 13.00 to 15.30 hrs at NPCC The Catalyst Building in Ebene.

The 2-3 hours once-a-week training programme is scheduled as follows:

  • Monday 13 May
  • Monday 20 May
  • Wednesday 29 May
  • Tuesday 4 June
  • Monday 10 June

Interested exporting SMEs in the Manufacturing Sector are requested to register on the link below:


Once registration is completed, SMEs will be required to complete the Pre-Training Survey questionnaire.

The deadline to register is Tuesday 07 May.