What's New

The first round of funding applications for 2016 under Tier 2 and Tier 3 of the Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP) is now open to application. Deadline for application is 31 March 2016.
Between 1 and 31 January 2016, 36 newly funded projects are added to this website for public access.
The 2016 Guangdong - Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme (TCFS) has been closed for application after 30 September 2015.
Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS) is now open to application to replace the Small Entrepreneur Research Assistance Programme (SERAP).
The SERAP Directory 2015 is now available for download.
New Improvement Measures to the Innovation and Technology Fund Introduced + more

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Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP)

  1. relaxing the minimum number of industry sponsors for platform projects from two to one;

  2. allowing platform projects conducted by local universities to accept sponsorship from a company which is related to the university;

University-Industry Collaboration Programme (UICP)

  1. relaxing the timeframe for projects from two years to three years;

  2. allowing flexibility for the company and the university participating in a project to negotiate and mutually agree on the IP arrangements;

  3. adopting the assessment framework of the ITSP for UICP projects; and

Public Sector Trial Scheme (PSTS)

  1. raising the funding ceiling of PSTS projects undertaken by R&D Centres from 50% to 100% of the original project cost.

For details, please refer to the paper endorsed by the Commerce and Industry Panel of the Legislative Council on 18 November 2014 – http://www.legco.gov.hk/yr14-15/english/panels/ci/papers/ci20141118cb1-211-3-e.pdf


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