Dr Kaviraj Sharma Sukon
Chairperson of MRIC
Embracing the Power of Innovation and Research: Fuelling a Brighter Future
The quest for progress and development has never been more critical in today's rapidly evolving world. Innovation and research stand as the cornerstones of human advancement, driving society towards new horizons and unlocking the potential for a brighter future. From ground-breaking technologies to life-saving medical discoveries, the impact of innovation and research is profound, reshaping industries, economies, and the way we live. Innovation and research also play a pivotal role in shaping a sustainable future. From climate change to global health crises, we face complex challenges that demand innovative solutions. As Steve Jobs aptly put it, "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." By fostering a culture of innovation, we empower individuals and organizations to become leaders in their respective fields, driving positive change and leaving a lasting legacy. The entire team of the MRIC, together with the members of the Board of MRIC, are building a thriving, sustainable, and enlightened Mauritian society.
Albert Einstein once said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." Innovation thrives on imagination, as it dares to challenge the status quo and envision possibilities beyond the present constraints. It fosters creativity, allowing us to find unique solutions to pressing problems and transforming challenges into opportunities. Embracing innovation is not just about accepting change but actively shaping it, as evidenced by the various projects supported by the MRIC and described in the current newsletter.
On the other hand, research is the bedrock upon which innovation stands. Research builds upon existing knowledge, exploring uncharted territories to expand our understanding of the world and everything within it. It empowers us to make informed decisions, ensuring that progress is built on a strong foundation of evidence and expertise. I am happy to note that the Corporates like Gamma Materials are fully involved in conducting research to develop new materials.
MRIC endeavours to motivate our entrepreneurs to embrace innovation and research in order to accelerate growth and competitiveness. In the words of Thomas Edison, "There's a way to do it better—find it." By nurturing creativity, embracing change, and investing in knowledge, MRIC will continue to pave the way for a brighter and more promising tomorrow.
Dr K S Sukon
Chairperson of MRIC