Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP)(Platform & Seed)
  • Call for Proposal Announcement

    Programme Page

  • Basic information

    • Sponsor:
    • Research Areas:

      Automotive Systems, Robotics, Computer Science;
      Biotechnology, Chinese Medicine, Electronics, Microelectronics, Energy, Environmental Protection, Quantum Technology;
      Information and Communication Technologies, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management;
      Nanotechnology and Materials Science, Testing and Certification, and Textiles / Clothing / Footwear

    • Project Funding:

      Platform Projects: not specify
      Seed Projects: up to HKD 1.4 or 2.8 million

    • Project Duration:

      Platform Projects: 2 years
      Seed Projects: 18 months

    • Internal Deadline:

      5 Sep 2022

    • External Deadline:

      30 Sep 2022

    • System opens on:

      4 Jul 2022

    • System opens on:

      4 July 2022 00

    • Internal Deadline:

      2022-09-05 00:00:00

    • External Deadline:

      2022-09-30 00:00:00

  • Synopsis of the Scheme

    ITSP (Platform & Seed) aims to support applied research and development (R&D) projects undertaken by R&D Centres or designated Hong Kong public research institutes to transfer the R&D results to Hong Kong industries. And it especially allows part of the research work to be carried out on the mainland.

    ITSP (Platform & Seed) supports two types of R&D projects, namely platform and seed projects. Platform projects refer to applied R&D projects which aim to benefit the industry collectively or certain sectors of it and have the potential for commercialization. Seed projects are exploratory and forward-looking, providing the foundation for future applied R&D projects.


    1. The lead applicant must be a Hong Kong R&D Centre or a designated Hong Kong public research institute.
    2. Faculties members of HKUST(GZ) can participate as Co-Investigator (Co-I).
      For detailed eligibility requirements, please refer to the program guidelines.

    Proposal Submission

    Applicants shall submit the proposal via ITC Funding Administrative System.

    Institutional Quota



    1. Up to 50% of the R&D work of the project can be conducted (and relevant expenditure incurred) in the Mainland.
    2. All platform projects require industry sponsorship of at least 10% of the total project cost from at least one company, while sponsorship requirement is not mandatory for seed projects.


    Karen WU

    Research Department, HKUST(GZ)

    T: 020 8833 8991

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