Statistics of Approved Projects*

(as at 31/12/2023)

Approved Projects
Funds Approved($M)
Innovation and Technology Support Programme
Approved Projects: 3 216
Funds Approved($M): 11,827.9
Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Funding Scheme
Approved Projects: 89
Funds Approved($M): 176.9
Guangdong - Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme
Approved Projects: 380
Funds Approved($M): 1,031.2
Partnership Research Programme
Approved Projects: 289
Funds Approved($M): 537.6
Midstream Research Programme
Approved Projects: 65
Funds Approved($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: 226**
Funds Approved($M): 668.8
Research and Development Cash Rebate Scheme(Since April 2016)
Approved Projects: 702***
Funds Approved($M): 952.7
Public Sector Trial Scheme
Approved Projects: 397
Funds Approved($M): 850.0
Public Sector Trial Scheme - Special Call for Projects for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Hong Kong
Approved Projects: 63
Funds Approved($M): 102.3
Technology Voucher Programme
Approved Projects: 28 884
Funds Approved($M): 5,108.5
General Support Programme
Approved Projects: 415
Funds Approved($M): 776.2
New Industrialisation Funding Scheme (formerly known as Re-industrialisation Funding Scheme)
Approved Projects: 30
Funds Approved($M): 238.8
Innovation and Technology Fund for Better Living
Approved Projects: 14
Funds Approved($M): 40.6
Patent Application Grant
Approved Projects: 2 520
Funds Approved($M): 534.2
Research Talent Hub
Approved Projects: 12 395
Funds Approved($M): 5,777.8
New Industrialisation and Technology Training Programme
Approved Projects: 15 525
Funds Approved($M): 604.3
Approved Projects: 66 006****
Funds Approved($M): 39,843.2*****


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 7 applications recommended for funding by the ESS Panel which involve funding amount of about $29.8M.
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.