Funding Opportunities

Technology Startup Support Scheme for Universities at HKU (TSSSU@HKU)
Weblink: https://www.tto.hku.hk/public/tsssu/index.html
  • Eligible applicant: full-time professoriate staff of HKU, current full-time or part-time students of HKU and graduate of HKU for no more than 3 years
  • Funding amount: up to HKD1.5 m
  • Programme period: up to 3 years
  • Application period: September to November every year

 

 

HKU STEM Internship Scheme
Weblink: https://www.cedars.hku.hk/careers/stem
  • Eligible applicant: all employees
  • Funding amount: a monthly subsidy of HKD10,500, capped at three months (maximum at HKD31,500) in each academic year
  • Application period: first come first served

 

 

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

 

Incu-Bio
Weblink: https://www.hkstp.org/innovate-with-us/incubation/incu-bio/
  • Funding amount: up to HKD6 m
  • Programme period: 4 years
  • Application period: all year round

 

 

HKSTP INCUBATION
Weblink: https://www.hkstp.org/innovate-with-us/incubation/hkstp-incubation/
  • Funding amount: up to HKD1.29 m
  • Programme period: 3 years
  • Application period: all year round

 

 

IDEATION
Weblink: https://www.hkstp.org/zh-hk/innovate-with-us/pre-incubation/ideation/
  • Funding amount: up to HKD100 k
  • Programme period: 1 year
  • Application period: January, May and September every year

 

 

Acceleration Programme
Weblink: https://www.hkstp.org/innovate-with-us/acceleration/acceleration-programme/
  • Eligible applicant: promising technology startups from all industries
  • Funding amount: up to HKD4.7 m (including HKD1.2 m cash reimbursement)
  • Programme period: 18-24 months
  • Application period: all year round

 

 

Cyberport 

 

Cyberport Creative Micro Fund
Weblink: http://www.cyberport.hk/en/about_cyberport/cyberport_youth/cyberport_creative_micro_fund
  • Eligible applicant: high potential tech startups
  • Funding amount: up to HKD100 k
  • Funding period: 6 months
  • Application period: all year round

 

 

Cyberport Incubation Programme
Weblink: http://www.cyberport.hk/en/about_cyberport/cyberport_entrepreneurs/cyberport_incubation_programme
  • Eligible applicant: tech startups
  • Funding amount: up to HKD500 k
  • Funding period: 24 months
  • Application period: all year round

 

 

Cyberport Accelerator Support Programme
Weblink: https://www.cyberport.hk/en/about_cyberport/cyberport_partners/cyberport_accelerator_support_programme
  • Eligible applicant: Cyberport incubatees and alumni
  • Funding amount: up to HKD300 k
  • Application period: all year round

 

 

Cyberport University Partnership Programme
Weblink: http://cupp.cyberport.hk/eng/front_programmes/index
  • Eligible applicant: Fin-tech startups
  • Funding amount: HKD100 k
  • Application period: August every year

 

 

Other Government or Public Funding Schemes or Competitions

Hong Kong Design Centre – Design Incubation Programme
Weblink: https://www.hkdesignincubation.org/
  • Eligible applicant: fashion design, branding/ packaging, product design, visual/ spatial Arts, interior/ architecture, jewelry design/ media & communication, other design disciplines
  • Subsidy amount: up to HKD500 k
  • Programme period: 2 years
  • Application period: once a year

 

 

Distance Business Programme
Weblink: https://www.hkpc.org/en/distance-business-programme
  • Eligible applicant: all private enterprises (excluding publicly listed companies, statutory bodies and non-government organisations funded by the Government)
  • Funding amount: up to HKD300 k
  • Programme period: 6 months
  • Application period: May to October every year

 

 

Innovation and Technology Support Programme
Weblink: https://www.itf.gov.hk/en/funding-programmes/supporting-research/itsp/index.html
  • Eligible applicant: R&D Centre or designated local public research institutes
  • Funding amount: up to HKD2.8 m (platform R&D projects) or up to HKD1.4 m (seed projects)
  • Programme period: up to 18 months 
  • Application period: all year round (platform R&D projects) or once a year (seed projects)

 

 

Technology Voucher Programme
Weblink: https://www.itf.gov.hk/en/funding-programmes/facilitating-technology/tvp/index.html
  • Eligible applicant: all local enterprises/organisations 
  • Funding amount: up to 600 k, on a 3 (Government):1 (enterprise/organisation) matching basis
  • Application period: all year round

 

 

Dedicated Fund on Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Sales
Weblink: https://www.bud.hkpc.org/
  • Eligible applicant: all local enterprises in undertaking projects to develop brands, upgrade and restructure their business operations and promote sales in the ASEAN & FTA market
  • Funding amount: reimbursement of 50% of total approved project cost, up to HK$2 m
  • Application period: every three months

 

 

SME Export Marketing Fund
Weblink: https://www.smefund.tid.gov.hk/english/emf/emf_objective.html
  • Eligible applicant: small and medium enterprises (SMEs) participating in export promotion activities,
  • Funding amount: 50% of total approved expenditure, up to HK$800 k, on expenditure related to export promotion activity
  • Application period: all year round

 

 

Good Seed
Weblink: https://www.smefund.tid.gov.hk/english/emf/emf_objective.html
  • Eligible applicant: full-time and part-time students as well as graduates in diploma, associate degree, degree or postgraduate degree programs offered by any higher education institution in Hong Kong; or, Hong Kong citizens with a qualification received from an  oversea higher education institution are also accepted
  • Funding amount: up to HKD200 k
  • Programme period: 1 year
  • Application period: closed

 

 

HK Social Enterprise Challenge
Weblink: https://hksec.hk/
  • Eligible applicant: 2-4 team members with at least 50% of them currently studying in HK or graduated in January 2018 or after
  • Funding amount: up to HKD75 k per member
  • Application period: October every year

 

 

SIE Fund
Weblink: https://www.sie.gov.hk/tc/
  • Eligible applicant: social innovation 
  • Funding amount: HKD200 k
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