Statistics of Approved Projects*

(as at 29/2/2024)

Approved Projects
Funds Approved($M)
Innovation and Technology Support Programme
Approved Projects: 3 249
Funds Approved($M): 12,004.9
Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Funding Scheme
Approved Projects: 94
Funds Approved($M): 186.1
Guangdong - Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme
Approved Projects: 380
Funds Approved($M): 1,031.2
Partnership Research Programme
Approved Projects: 295
Funds Approved($M): 550.3
Midstream Research Programme
Approved Projects: 65
Funds Approved($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($M): 682.2
Research and Development Cash Rebate Scheme(Since April 2016)
Approved Projects: 715***
Funds Approved($M): 985.9
Public Sector Trial Scheme
Approved Projects: 404
Funds Approved($M): 873.3
Public Sector Trial Scheme - Special Call for Projects for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Hong Kong
Approved Projects: 63
Funds Approved($M): 102.3
Technology Voucher Programme
Approved Projects: 30 654
Funds Approved($M): 5,439.9
General Support Programme
Approved Projects: 419
Funds Approved($M): 783.3
New Industrialisation Funding Scheme (formerly known as Re-industrialisation Funding Scheme)
Approved Projects: 34
Funds Approved($M): 252.9
Innovation and Technology Fund for Better Living
Approved Projects: 15
Funds Approved($M): 43.1
Patent Application Grant
Approved Projects: 2 533
Funds Approved($M): 537.4
Research Talent Hub
Approved Projects: 12 696
Funds Approved($M): 6,000.9
New Industrialisation and Technology Training Programme
Approved Projects: 16 026
Funds Approved($M): 619.5
Approved Projects: 68 668****
Funds Approved($M): 40,868.3*****


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 6 applications recommended for funding by the ESS Panel which involve funding amount of about $26.0M.
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.