To support applied research and development (R&D) projects undertaken by R&D Centres or designated local public research institutes in collaboration with companies.
Provide matching funding support for Collaborative R&D projects
Maximum Project Duration: 36 months
Industry Sponsorship: At least 50% of the total project cost
Intellectual Property (IP) Rights Ownership: Industry co-applicant if it contributes at least 50% of the total project cost
Eligibility and Requirement
The lead applicant must be an R&D Centre or a designated local public research institute, which should partner with an industry co-applicant to apply for PRP. The industry co-applicant can be either a company incorporated in Hong Kong under the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622); or an industry support organisation, a trade and industry association or professional body which has the legal capacity to enter into contracts.
Five R&D centres designated by the Innovation and Technology Fund
Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems R&D Centre
Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel
Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute, designated as the R&D Centre for Information and Communications Technologies
Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre
Nano and Advanced Materials Institute
Designated local public research institutes
Local universities (including all institutions funded by the University Grants Committee)
Self-financing degree-awarding institutions registered under the Post-Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap. 320)
The Hong Kong Productivity Council
The Vocational Training Council
The Clothing Industry Training Authority
The Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology
Partnership Research Programme invites applications for funding all year round.