Mr. Grant Kearney, Director and Founding CEO InnovationXchange (IXC) from Australia paid a courtesy call upon Dr the Hon. R. Jeetah Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology. Mr. G. Kearney is the co-founder of one of the world’s most revolutionary innovation models, the InnovationXchange (IXC) which has been widely acclaimed, particularly by the OECD and in the writings of Henry Chesbrough, the father of ‘open innovation’. He also has a wide experience in advising, training, setting up and managing organisations, in all matters pertaining to Innovation. He is actually in Mauritius to assist the Mauritius Research Council (MRC) in a 5 day workshop on ‘Innovation and Intellectual Property’ which is being held from 23rd to 27th of August 2010 at Le Meridien Hotel.
- Rajesh Jeetah
- Dr Jeetah was elected Member of the National Assembly in December 2003 for the first time for Constituency No.7 (Piton/Rivière du Rempart), and remained so until April 2005. Dr Jeetah was re-elected as: • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.11 (Vieux Grand Port-Rose Belle), in 2005 and became Minister of Industry, Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce & Cooperatives (2005 to 2008).He became Minister of Health & Quality of Life (2008 to 2010). • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.10 (Montagne Blanche- GRSE)in 2010 and became Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology till 2014. Education and Qualifications: a. University of Cambridge (2002 -2003) - ACU Research Fellowship b. University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) (1984-1993) • BSc (Hons) – Textile Technology • PhD – Textile Technology