Communications & Technology

Innovation and Technology Fund for Better Living

This Fund subsidises innovation and technology projects which will bring more convenient, more comfortable and safer living to the public, or those addressing the needs of specific community groups.

Innovation and Technology Fund for Better Living

DesignSmart Initiative

The DesignSmart Initiative provides funding support for design projects which aim to promote design as a value adding activity and for the Design Incubation Programme to nurture design start-ups.

CreateSmart Initiative (CSI)

The CSI provides financial support to initiatives conducive to the development and promotion of the creative industries. Check out the details and eligibility criteria, and download the application form here.

Innovation and Technology Fund

This Fund aims to encourage and assist Hong Kong companies to upgrade their technological level and introduce innovative ideas to their business. There are four different funding programmes under the Fund. Find programme details, application deadlines, past projects and other useful information here.

Patent Application Grant

Locally incorporated companies and individuals can seek funding to apply for patents for their own inventions. Browse here for details and download the form to apply.

Retail Technology Adoption Assistance Scheme for Manpower Demand Management (ReTAAS)

This Scheme provides funding support for eligible retail enterprises to adopt technologies to enhance productivity.

Trade and Industry Department Funding Schemes

These schemes help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Hong Kong secure financing for acquiring business installations and equipment, and meeting working capital needs; expand overseas markets; and enhance the overall competitiveness of Hong Kong enterprises in general or in specific sectors.

Trade and Industry Department Funding Schemes

Technology Business Incubation Programme (Incu-Tech/Incu-Bio Programme)

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation's Incu-Tech/Incu-Bio Programme aims to provide a comprehensive package of assistance for technology start-ups. Eligible companies of three-year and four-year incubation programmes are granted financial aid of HK$639K and HK$851K respectively. Ready-to-use offices or laboratory premises up to 12 months rent-free and other forms of assistance are also provided.

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund)

The SIE Fund supports innovative poverty-alleviating projects of different forms and stages, from idea generation, prototype, start-up to scale-up. The Fund has appointed Intermediaries to design and administer funding schemes. Organisations or individuals wishing to take forward innovative projects to address poverty problems may approach these Intermediaries direct.

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund)
Last review date: November 2018
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