Innovation and Technology Commission
Innovation and Technology Fund


 

What's New

2019-04-11
The investment portfolio of Innovation and Technology Venture Fund has been announced.
 
2019-03-04
With effect from 4 March 2019, the eligibility criteria for applying the Enterprise Support Scheme have been updated. Applications submitted via the ITC Funding Administrative System II on or after 4 March 2019 should meet the updated eligibility criteria. For details, please refer to the Guide to Filling in the Application Form or FAQs.
 
2019-02-27
With effect from 27 February 2019, the Technology Voucher Programme has been converted into a regular funding programme under the Innovation and Technology Fund. The funding ceiling per applicant has been increased from $200,000 to $400,000, and the eligibility has also been expanded to cover companies incorporated and registered in Hong Kong under the Companies Ordinance and statutory bodies set up in Hong Kong (except government subvented organisations and their subsidiaries). A series of other enhancement measures have also been introduced. (Attention: Applications submitted before the announcement of the above measures are still subject to the original funding ceiling of $200,000. Applicants wishing to increase the funding requested beyond $200,000 should withdraw the original application and submit a new one in the TVP Funding Administrative System (https://tvp.itf.gov.hk.)
 
2019-02-27
As announced in the 2019-20 Budget Speech, effective from 27 February 2019:
  1. the maximum monthly allowance of the Researcher Programme (formerly known as the Internship Programme) has been increased to $18,000 for graduates with a Bachelor’s degree and $21,000 for graduates with a Master’s degree; and
  2. the maximum engagement period for each talent/researcher under the Postdoctoral Hub and Researcher Programme has been extended from 24 to 36 months.
 
2019-01-28
With effect from 28 January 2019, the University-Industry Collaboration Programme (UICP) and the collaborative stream of the Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP) have been merged into a new Partnership Research Programme (PRP).

Partnership Research Programme (PRP) is now open for application.
 
2019-01-28
The 2019 Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP) is now open for application. Deadline of application is 26 April 2019.
 
2018-11-08
Relocation Notice - the ESS Secretariat will be relocated from its existing location in the Central Government Offices at Tamar to Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Centre effective 12 November 2018. The new contact details are as follows:

ESS Secretariat
Innovation and Technology Commission
Unit 1275, 12/F
Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Centre
1 Trademart Drive
Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
Tel : (852) 3422 3700
E-mail : ess@itc.gov.hk
 
2018-08-30
The Co-investment Partner under the Innovation and Technology Venture Fund (ITVF) has been updated on 30 August 2018. For details, please refer to the list of Co-investment Partners.
 
2018-08-22
The Technology Talent Scheme was launched on 22 August 2018. The Postdoctoral Hub Programme and the Reindustrialisation and Technology Training Programme under the scheme are now open for application.
 
2018-07-24
The Co-investment Partners under the Innovation and Technology Venture Fund (ITVF) have been announced on 24 July 2018. For details, please refer to the list of Co-investment Partners.
 
2018-01-29
With effect from 29 January 2018, the upper quotation limit for procurement for goods and services stipulated in the “Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS) - Guide to Filling in the Application Form” and the “ESS – Funding and Administration Guidelines for Successful Applicants” has been revised from $1,430,000 to $1,400,000. This new quotation limit applies to ESS applications submitted to the ITC on or after this date. For applications submitted before 29 January 2018, the upper quotation limit of $1,430,000 prevails. For details, please refer to the Guide to Filling in the Application Form and Funding and Administrative Guidelines for Successful Applicants.
 
2017-12-28
Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS) Application Form 7.2 (Form 7.2) is now available. Please use this form to create your new application entry for the ESS. Submission of ESS applications on Form 7.2 through the Innovation and Technology Commission Funding Administrative System is effective from 29 December 2017. If you are still in the process of preparing your applications on Form 7.0 or Form 7.1, you may continue to do so and must submit your applications on or before 31 March 2018. Thereafter, they will be deemed as invalid.

Assessment Panel uses the same set of vetting criteria to consider applications submitted in Forms 7.0/7.1/7.2.

For more information on the completion of Form 7.2, please refer to the “Sample Application Form” and the “ESS – Guide to Filling in the Application Form (ITF Form 7.2)” dated December 2017.
 
2017-12-28
With effect from 29 December 2017, ESS applications (submitted in either electronic copies or hard copies) that have been considered to be incomplete by the ESS Secretariat will be deemed as being withdrawn if the applicants concerned do not submit the missing information/documents or written clarifications as requested by the Secretariat within two months. The ESS Secretariat will then cease processing such applications further. Re-submission is always welcome.

The arrangement specified in paragraph 6 of “ESS – Guide to Filling in the Application Form (ITF Form 7.0/7.1)” dated June 2016 is hereby superseded. The above new arrangement is set out in paragraph 5 of the “ESS – Guide to Filling in the Application Form (ITF Form 7.2)” dated December 2017.
 
2017-08-14
From 14 August 2017, electronic submission of applications for the Public Sector Trial Scheme for Incubatees and Graduate Tenants of Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation and Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited (“PSTS-SPC”) is available in the ITC Funding Administrative System. Applications received via email on or after 25 August 2017 will not be accepted and applicants will be required to resubmit their applications through the ITC Funding Administrative System. For details of the PSTS-SPC, please refer to the Guide to Filling in the Application Form.
 
2017-03-10
The Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) will organise briefing sessions on the Technology Voucher Programme (TVP) from time to time. Interested parties please visit the TVP dedicated website for more information.
 
2016-12-19
The Public Sector Trial Scheme for Incubatees and Graduate Tenants of the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation and Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited ("PSTS-SPC") is now open for application.
 
2016-11-21
The Technology Voucher Programme (TVP), which aims to subsidise local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in using technological services and solutions to improve productivity, or upgrade or transform their business processes, is now open for application.
 
2016-10-14
The Innovation and Technology Commission Funding Administration System has been revamped. Users of Innovation and Technology Support Programme, University-Industry Collaboration Programme, Enterprise Support Programme, General Support Programme and Internship Programme should visit the new system. For users of Small Entrepreneur Research Assistance Programme (SERAP), please visit the old system.
 
2015-04-28
Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS) is now open to application to replace the Small Entrepreneur Research Assistance Programme (SERAP).