Statistics of Approved Projects*

(as at 31/3/2024)

Approved Projects
Funds Approved($M)
Innovation and Technology Support Programme
Approved Projects: 3 278
Funds Approved($M): 12,105.1
Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Funding Scheme
Approved Projects: 95
Funds Approved($M): 187.9
Guangdong - Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme
Approved Projects: 381
Funds Approved($M): 1,032.1
Partnership Research Programme
Approved Projects: 303
Funds Approved($M): 563.3
Midstream Research Programme
Approved Projects: 65
Funds Approved($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: 230**
Funds Approved($M): 682.2
Research and Development Cash Rebate Scheme(Since April 2016)
Approved Projects: 727***
Funds Approved($M): 994.4
Public Sector Trial Scheme
Approved Projects: 410
Funds Approved($M): 890.4
Public Sector Trial Scheme - Special Call for Projects for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Hong Kong
Approved Projects: 63
Funds Approved($M): 102.3
Technology Voucher Programme
Approved Projects: 31 881
Funds Approved($M): 5,671.9
General Support Programme
Approved Projects: 431
Funds Approved($M): 808.4
New Industrialisation Funding Scheme (formerly known as Re-industrialisation Funding Scheme)
Approved Projects: 35
Funds Approved($M): 255.8
Innovation and Technology Fund for Better Living
Approved Projects: 15
Funds Approved($M): 43.1
Patent Application Grant
Approved Projects: 2 543
Funds Approved($M): 539.9
Research Talent Hub
Approved Projects: 12 837
Funds Approved($M): 6,121.2
New Industrialisation and Technology Training Programme
Approved Projects: 16 111
Funds Approved($M): 621.9
Approved Projects: 70 201****
Funds Approved($M): 41,648.9*****


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 8 applications recommended for funding by the ESS Panel which involve funding amount of about $30.7M.
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.