Annual Statistics of Approved Projects


Approved Projects
Funds Approved($M)
Innovation and Technology Support Programme
Approved Projects: 205
Funds Approved($M): 726.3
Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Funding Scheme
Approved Projects: 23
Funds Approved($M): 49.2
Guangdong - Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme
Approved Projects: 35
Funds Approved($M): 52.5
Partnership Research Programme
Approved Projects: 47
Funds Approved($M): 83.2
Midstream Research Programme
Approved Projects: 0
Funds Approved($M): 0.0
University-Industry Collaboration Programme
Approved Projects: 0
Funds Approved($M): 0.0
Small Entrepreneur Research Assistance Programme
Approved Projects: 0
Funds Approved($M): 0.0
Enterprise Support Scheme
Approved Projects: 21**
Funds Approved($M): 80.6
Research and Development Cash Rebate Scheme(Since April 2016)
Approved Projects: 102***
Funds Approved($M): 141.4
Public Sector Trial Scheme
Approved Projects: 49
Funds Approved($M): 135.8
Public Sector Trial Scheme - Special Call for Projects for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Hong Kong
Approved Projects: 0
Funds Approved($M): 0.0
Technology Voucher Programme
Approved Projects: 10 688
Funds Approved($M): 2,036.8
General Support Programme
Approved Projects: 62
Funds Approved($M): 143.9
New Industrialisation Funding Scheme (formerly known as Re-industrialisation Funding Scheme)
Approved Projects: 10
Funds Approved($M): 79.4
Innovation and Technology Fund for Better Living
Approved Projects: 3
Funds Approved($M): 8.1
Patent Application Grant
Approved Projects: 107
Funds Approved($M): 26.8
Research Talent Hub
Approved Projects: 1 892
Funds Approved($M): 1,251.6
New Industrialisation and Technology Training Programme
Approved Projects: 8 307
Funds Approved($M): 366.0
Approved Projects: 21 551****
Funds Approved($M): 7,037.5*****


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.