Funding Opportunities

 


Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

 

Funding amount: up to HKD6 m

Programme period: 4 years

Application period: all year round

 

Funding amount: up to HKD1.29 m

Programme period: 3 years

Application period: all year round

 

Funding amount: up to HKD860 k

Programme period: 2 years

Application period: all year round

 

Funding amount: up to HKD100 k

Programme period: 1 year

Application period: January, May & September 

 

Eligible applicants: 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: closed

 


Cyberport 

 

Eligible applicant: high potential tech startups

Funding amount: up to HKD100 k

Funding period: 6 months

Application period: all year round (June 2020 Intake: 1 April 2020 ; October 2020 Intake : 3 August 2020 ; February 2021 Intake : 1 December 2020)

 

Eligible Applicant: All tech startups

Funding amount: up to HKD500 k

Funding period: 24 months

Application period: all year round (June 2020 Intake: 1 April 2020 ; October 2020 Intake : 3 August 2020 ; February 2021 Intake : 1 December 2020)

 

Eligible Applicant: Cyberport incubatees and alumni

Funding amount: up to HKD300 k

Application period: all year round

 

Eligible Applicant: Fin-tech startups

Funding amount: HKD100 k

 


Local Universities

 

HKU: 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

Subsidy amount: up to HKD1.5 m

Subsidised period: up to 3 years

Application period: Sept to Nov of every year

 

Eligible Applicant: Projects related to HKU invention(s) that Versitech Limited has the full right to commercialize.  

Funding amount: HKD1 m

Funding period: 12 months

Application period: all year round

 

Eligible Applicant: All employees

Subsidy amount: Each eligible student will receive a monthly subsidy of HK$10,500, capped at three months (maximum at HK$31,500) in each academic year.

Application period: first come first served

Visit NETjobs (https://www.cedars.hku.hk/NETjobs) to register an employer account
Contact CEDARS at 3917-2317 or stem@cedars.hku.hk if you have questions.

 


Other government funding schemes

 

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: open now

 

Eligible Applicant: Fin-tech companies

Subsidised period: up to 12 months between 2 July 2020 and 2 July 2022

Application period: 2 July 2020 to 2 July 2021

 

Eligible Applicant: All private enterprises (excluding publicly listed companies, statutory bodies and non-government organisations funded by the Government)

Subsidy amount: up to HKD300 k

Subsidised period: 6 months

Application period: from 18 May 2020 to 31 October 2020

 

Eligible Applicant: R&D Centre or designated local public research institutes

Subsidy amount: up to HKD2.8 m (platform R&D projects) or up to HKD1.4 m (seed projects)

Subsidised period: up to 18 months 

Application period: all year round (platform R&D projects) or once a year (seed projects)

 

Eligible Applicant: All local enterprises/organisations 

Subsidy amount: up to 600 k, on a 3 (Government):1 (enterprise/organisation) matching basis

Application period: open all year round

 

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

Subsidy amount: Reimbursement of 50% of total approved project cost, up to HK$2,000,000

Application period: every three months

 

Eligible Applicant: All local enterprises in undertaking projects to develop brands, upgrade and restructure their business operations and promote sales in the Mainland China market

Subsidy amount: Reimbursement of 50% of total approved project cost, up to HK$2,000,000

Application period: every three months

 

Eligible Applicant: small and medium enterprises (SMEs) participating in export promotion activities,

Subsidy amount: Funding to cover 50% of total approved expenditure, up to HK$800,000, on expenditure related to export promotion activity

Application period: all year round

 


Social Innovation

 

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. Hong Kong citizens with a qualification received from an  oversea higher education institution are also accepted.

Prize: up to HKD200 k

Programme period: 1 year

Registration fee: HKD1000 (refundable) 

Application period: closed

 

Eligible Applicant:

In each team,

  • at least 50% of the members must be:
    • a current student in a diploma, associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree program offered by any tertiary institution in Hong Kong; or
    • a former student who was awarded diplomas or degrees by any tertiary institution in Hong Kong from January 2017 to the present; or
    • an overseas student or graduate with Hong Kong right to abode who has obtained an undergraduate or higher qualification(s) since January 2017 or later and expressed a wish to return to Hong Kong for employment or future development; and
    • the remaining members must be individuals aged from 18 to 35 (inclusive), having the right to abode in Hong Kong with an undergraduate or higher academic qualification(s).

Prizes: Up to HKD300K for Champion Teams

The Champion and 1st Runner-up Teams will be awarded a startup prize money that will enable them to implement the first phase of their business plan for their social enterprise under mentorship. Each member of the two Champion Teams will receive a Startup Award of $75,000, while members of the 1st Runner-up Teams will receive $37,500 each. In addition, the Intellectual Property Department of the HKSAR Government will sponsor the winning team of the Social Ambassador IP Award a total amount of HK$20,000 to join the Youth Co:Lab Summit which is organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

 

Eligible Applicant: Social innovation 

Prize: HKD200 k

 


Corporate funding/ incubator/ accelerator programmes

 

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