Public Sector Trial Scheme for Incubatees & Graduate Tenants of Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation and Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited



Launched in December 2016, PSTS-SPC aims to provide funding support for production of prototypes/samples and/or conducting of trials in the public sector by incubatees and graduate tenants5 of the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC) and Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited (Cyberport).


The applicant should be a current incubatee or graduate tenant of HKSTPC or Cyberport. The research and development (R&D) outcomes for trial need to be developed by the applicant, and should align with its business plans.

Key Features


PSTS-SPC invites applications for funding all year round. Please read the following document before submitting an application:



Preliminary vetting will be conducted by HKSTPC and Cyberport for checking on the eligibility of the applicant and the details of the trial project. Applications recommended by HKSTPC and Cyberport will be processed by the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC). ITC may seek clarification or supplementary information from the applicant if necessary. Eligible applications will be submitted to the Commissioner for Innovation and Technology for approval of funding.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Project funds would only cover costs incurred exclusively for the production of prototypes/samples (including the cost to customise the project deliverables) and/or conducting of trials. Internal administrative charges and overheads (except insurance costs) incurred by the applicant, organisation(s) receiving the trial(s) or any other parties are not allowed.
In general, the trials can only be conducted in the local public sector. The applicants are required to provide justifications to demonstrate the needs or the reasons if the trials are to be conducted outside Hong Kong for ITC"s consideration and approval.

PSTS Helpdesk

The Helpdesk aims to assist in matching eligible PSTS applicants with suitable Government bureaux/departments and public bodies for trial of their R&D outcomes, which may arise from completed R&D projects funded by the ITF, technology companies and incubatees or graduate tenants of HKSTPC or Cyberport.

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Technology companies which are not current incubatees or graduate tenants of HKSTPC or Cyberport should apply under the PSTS-TC.