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2020-08-24 The 2020 Guangdong-Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme (TCFS) is now open for application. Deadline for application is 23 October 2020. Announcement
2020-08-14 With effect from 14 August 2020, the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) has relaxed the restriction pertaining to related entities for the Technology Voucher Programme (TVP). Related entities, defined as enterprises/ organisations set up as different legal entities but having the same individual(s) holding 30% or more ownership in each of the enterprises/organisations, are no longer treated as one single entity for the purpose of calculating the cumulative funding amount under the TVP. Besides, the ITC has also published lists of technology service providers and audit service providers selected in approved TVP applications on the ITF website for reference by interested applicants in preparing their applications. For details of the TVP, please refer to the Guidance Notes for Applications. Announcement
2020-07-27 The Government has launched the "Re-industrialisation Funding Scheme" (RFS) to subsidise manufacturers to set up new smart production lines in Hong Kong. Funding will be provided on a 1(government) : 2(company) matching basis, with the Government covering a maximum of one-third of the total approved project cost or $15 million per project, whichever is lower. Eligible companies are welcome to submit applications. More details are available at the RFS webpage and relevant press release. News
2020-07-01 With effect from 1 July 2020, the Researcher Programme and Postdoctoral Hub have been merged to become the Research Talent Hub (RTH) to provide more flexibility. Each eligible organisation/company/ITF funded Research and Development (R&D) project can engage up to four researchers at bachelor/master/doctoral degree level to conduct R&D work. For details, please refer to the relevant press release. News
2020-06-16 The 2020 Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Funding Scheme (MHKJFS) has been closed for application after 15 June 2020. Announcement
2020-06-10 The STEM Internship Scheme has been launched to subsidise eligible STEM undergraduates and postgraduates to take up short-term Innovation and Technology-related internship positions. Companies/ organisations offering internship placements and students interested in the Scheme may approach the relevant universities. Announcement
2020-06-01 To facilitate the early adoption of the relevant technological services or solutions by applicants, with effect from today, the ITC will relax the requirement for Technology Voucher Programme (TVP) applicants to obtain approval from the ITC before commencement of the projects. All applicants can start their projects on the day following the submission of the application at the earliest. An applicant who commences its project while the application is under processing must submit a duly completed "Declaration and Undertaking" to the ITC no later than five working days after the actual commencement date of the project. Applicants should also note that they will have to bear the full costs of their projects themselves if their applications are subsequently not approved. Please press here for the relevant press release. News
2020-05-09 The 2020 Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP) has been closed for application after 8 May 2020. Announcement
2020-04-23 The application for Co-investment Partners of the Innovation and Technology Venture Fund (ITVF) has been closed after 15 April 2020. Announcement
2020-04-21 The third round of Midstream Research Programme for Universities (MRP) has been closed for applications after 20 April 2020. Announcement
2020-03-30 To assist more local technology companies to realise and commercialise their R&D outcomes and encourage public sector organisations to utilise more local R&D outcomes, the funding scope of the Public Sector Trial Scheme has been extended to cover production of prototypes or samples and/or conducting of trials in the public sector of the R&D outcomes by all technology companies conducting R&D activities in Hong Kong.  The maximum funding amount would be HK$1 million for each application. Announcement
2020-03-09 To tackle the Coronavirus Disease 2019 epidemic, the Innovation and Technology Commission launched a special call for trial projects under the Public Sector Trial Scheme today to support product development or application of technologies for the prevention and control of the epidemic. The special call is open for application from 9 March 2020 and will be closed on 10 April 2020. This special call aims to fund trials of research and development (R&D) outcomes relating to the detection/diagnosis/surveillance of COVID-19, or reduction of the risk of its infection and spread in local public sector organisations. The R&D outcomes concerned must be immediately ready for trial to assist the society in combatting the epidemic in the near term. Applicant organisations/companies are required to fill in and submit the application form by email to For details of the special call, please refer to the Guide to Filling in the Application Form or the relevant press release. News
2020-01-31 The Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) has announced the arrangements for disbursing partial funding in advance for projects funded by the Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS). Under the new arrangements, the ITC will disburse an advance payment of up to 50% of the matching fund approved under the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) for the first 6 months or up to $500,000, whichever is lower, to the recipient company upon request and on the condition that the recipient company has contributed the same amount on a matching basis. The remaining payment will be disbursed in instalments upon the recipient company"s fulfilment of the obligations stated in the agreement. The new arrangements will be applicable to applications submitted to ITC from 1 February 2020. For details, please refer to the Guide to Filling in the Application Form or the relevant press release. News