Statistics of Approved Projects*

(as at 30/9/2023)

Approved Projects
Funds Approved($M)
Innovation and Technology Support Programme
Approved Projects: 3 146
Funds Approved($M): 11,605.2
Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Funding Scheme
Approved Projects: 85
Funds Approved($M): 170.2
Guangdong - Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme
Approved Projects: 379
Funds Approved($M): 1,030.1
Partnership Research Programme
Approved Projects: 280
Funds Approved($M): 524.5
Midstream Research Programme
Approved Projects: 65
Funds Approved($M): 325.7
University-Industry Collaboration Programme
Approved Projects: 384
Funds Approved($M): 481.3
Small Entrepreneur Research Assistance Programme
Approved Projects: 412
Funds Approved($M): 503.6
Enterprise Support Scheme
Approved Projects: 223**
Funds Approved($M): 656.7
Research and Development Cash Rebate Scheme(Since April 2016)
Approved Projects: 679***
Funds Approved($M): 917.6
Public Sector Trial Scheme
Approved Projects: 387
Funds Approved($M): 827.6
Public Sector Trial Scheme - Special Call for Projects for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Hong Kong
Approved Projects: 63
Funds Approved($M): 102.3
Technology Voucher Programme
Approved Projects: 26 893
Funds Approved($M): 4,725.5
General Support Programme
Approved Projects: 406
Funds Approved($M): 765.2
New Industrialisation Funding Scheme (formerly known as Re-industrialisation Funding Scheme)
Approved Projects: 28
Funds Approved($M): 233.9
Innovation and Technology Fund for Better Living
Approved Projects: 12
Funds Approved($M): 35.5
Patent Application Grant
Approved Projects: 2 480
Funds Approved($M): 524.2
Research Talent Hub
Approved Projects: 11 976
Funds Approved($M): 5,466.0
New Industrialisation and Technology Training Programme
Approved Projects: 14 173
Funds Approved($M): 555.1
Approved Projects: 62 071****
Funds Approved($M): 38,599.4*****


The ITVF figures are not included in the statistics and that ITVF figures will be shown separately under ITVF's webpage.
In addition to those approved projects above, there are 6 applications recommended for funding by the ESS Panel which involve funding amount of about $19.2M.
No. of Partnership projects only.
Exclude cases of funding for operation of R&D Centres.
Includes funding for operation of R&D Centres, New Industrialisation and Technology Training Programme - Annual Implementation Fee, Patent Application Grant - Annual Implementation Fee, Technology Voucher Programme - Annual Implementation Fee, State Key Laboratories, Hong Kong Branch(es) of Chinese National Engineering Research Centre(s), Technology Transfer Offices of universities, HKIB - GMP Product Development and Technical Support Platform for Traditional Oral Solid Proprietary Chinese Medicine Products, Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities, STEM Internship Scheme and Research Support for Research Clusters.