Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Funding Scheme (MHKJFS)
What is MHKJFS?
In September 2018, the Innovation and Technology Bureau of the HKSAR Government signed the “Agreement on Commencing Jointly Funded Projects between the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Innovation and Technology Bureau of the HKSAR Government” with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) to agree on the launch of the new MHKJFS.
MHKJFS aims to support and encourage further research and development (R&D) collaboration between Hong Kong and various provinces in the Mainland. It provides funding support for both platform and collaborative R&D projects.
Applications under MHKJFS must be submitted simultaneously by the Hong Kong and Mainland institutions to ITC and MOST respectively, where R&D work must be conducted in both places. ITC and MOST will provide funding to the Hong Kong and Mainland applicant organizations respectively, and will monitor project progress according to their own requirements.
Application form and Guides
The 2019 Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Funding Scheme (MHKJFS) is now open for application. Project proposals under the two specific themes of “Biotechnology” and “Artificial Intelligence” are being invited. Deadline for application is 12 June 2019.
Submission of Applications
Applications must be submitted to the ITF Secretariat either:
- electronically through the Innovation and Technology Commission Funding Administrative System II; or
- in hard copy in triplicate (one original plus two duplicate copies) in person or by post. Please also provide a soft copy (preferably in MS Word 2010 or above), together with an application datasheet (available with the application forms).