Statistics of Approved Projects*

(as at 31/5/2024)

Approved Projects
Funds Approved($M)
Innovation and Technology Support Programme
Approved Projects: 3 289
Funds Approved($M): 12,157.5
Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Funding Scheme
Approved Projects: 101
Funds Approved($M): 199.5
Guangdong - Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme
Approved Projects: 383
Funds Approved($M): 1,034.4
Partnership Research Programme
Approved Projects: 305
Funds Approved($M): 565.2
Midstream Research Programme
Approved Projects: 65
Funds Approved($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: 231**
Funds Approved($M): 685.5
Research and Development Cash Rebate Scheme(Since April 2016)
Approved Projects: 742***
Funds Approved($M): 1,029.3
Public Sector Trial Scheme
Approved Projects: 413
Funds Approved($M): 894.1
Public Sector Trial Scheme - Special Call for Projects for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Hong Kong
Approved Projects: 63
Funds Approved($M): 102.3
Technology Voucher Programme
Approved Projects: 33 570
Funds Approved($M): 5,983.6
General Support Programme
Approved Projects: 445
Funds Approved($M): 828.7
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: 2 548
Funds Approved($M): 541.2
Research Talent Hub
Approved Projects: 13 186
Funds Approved($M): 6,413.8
New Industrialisation and Technology Training Programme
Approved Projects: 16 879
Funds Approved($M): 643.7
Approved Projects: 73 066****
Funds Approved($M): 43,354.8*****


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 $28.4M.
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.