The Public Sector Trial Scheme provides funding support for production of prototypes/samples and conducting of trial schemes in the public sector to facilitate and promote the realisation and commercialisation of R&D results under ITF projects.
The prototypes/samples and the trial schemes should aim to facilitate the development of new products not already available in the market currently, and employing the R&D results/deliverables of the completed ITF projects.Summary
|Eligibility||Researchers with a completed ITF project under the Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP), Guangdong-Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme (TCFS) or University-Industry Collaboration Programme (UICP)|
|Funding ceiling||50% of the actual cost of the original ITF project (the funding ceiling is increased to 100% for PSTS projects to be undertaken/coordinated by the R&D Centres)|
|Max. project duration||24 months|
|Industry sponsorship||Not mandatory|
Applications are open all year round.
Submission of Application
Applications should be submitted electronically through the ITCFAS at the ITF website: https://itcfas.itf.gov.hk/itcfas/
|Please also send the completed Endorsement form to RO via Head and Dean.|
the following budget items in each application:
1) External audit fees ($8,000 per year for total project cost less than 1 million. $14,000 per year for total project cost between
$1 million and $5 million, $20,000 per year for total project cost more than $5 million), and
2) Administrative overhead charge:
15% x Total ITF fund requested
ITC website: http://www.itf.gov.hk/l-eng/PSTS.asp