ITF - Public Sector Trial Scheme (PSTS)

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.

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 either:

a. electronically through the ITCFAS at the ITF website: or
b. by hardcopy (with an electronic copy in MS WORD 2003 or above) to RO (email:
Please also send the completed Endorsement form to RO via Head and Dean.

- Please include a budget for the auditing fee and an administrative overhead charge (15% of total ITF fund requested).

RO’s enquiries
Pat Lam (ext: 6278; email:

Relevant link
ITC website: