Transfer centre: Mauritius

University of Mauritius

The DIREKT Project:
Renewable Energy Technology Transfer Centre for Developing Countries

Name of Technology Transfer Centre:
Renewable Energy Technology Transfer Centre for Developing Island Countries in Africa

 

Description of the Technology Transfer Centre:
The Renewable Energy Technology Transfer Centre for developing countries is established to strengthen the position of higher education institutions in the field of renewable energies in developing countries. The aim of the Renewable Energy Technology Transfer Centre will be to transfer innovative knowledge on Renewable Energy technologies to the University community, schools and the wider society, including the business sector, policy makers and NGOs. The main objective of the centre is to:

  • reduce our vulnerability with regard to imported fossil fuels and their volatile prices;
  • promote economic growth and job creation;
  • democratize energy supply;
  • secure affordable energy to consumers;
  • ensure the financial sustainability of the electricity utility and
  • Promote long-term sustainable development in line with the concept of “Maurice Ile Durable”.

Relevant educational materials on sustainable energy will be developed by the Centre and the transferring of knowhow will be achieved through:

  • Knowledge creation
    • Boost up Pure and Applied Research and Development
    • Build a Platform for innovative ideas
  • Knowledge diffusion by Promote Emerging sectors
  • Inculcate industrial skills
    • Promote lifelong learning and continuous professional development
    • Promote innovative e-learning system
  • Investing in resources
    • Recruit, Retain and Reward quality people
    • Ensure sustainable staff professional development
    • Enhance provision for modern high technologies
    • Develop and optimize infrastructure and equipment
    • Explore sources of funding
  • National, Regional and International collaboration
    • Strengthen networking role nationally and internationally
    • Explore further regional and national collaborations.
  • Community outreach
    • Assist community in developing, monitoring and enhancing renewable energies
    • Promote civic engagement

The Transfer Centre will also set up a pilot project on Renewable Energy Technology, namely PV panels, which will be used for demonstration to all the relevant stakeholders. Moreover, pilot project will be used for providing training. There will also be capacity building seminars which will be conducted by the centre to provide training for trainers.

 

Contact Information:
Prof Romeela Mohee, Project Coordinator, and Dr Dinesh Surroop, Project Manager,
Project DIREKT: Mauritius

Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Mauritius
Reduit, Mauritius

Telephone: +230 403 7805

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Renewable Energy Technology Transfer Centre for Developing Island Countries in Africa

 
 

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