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Intellectual Property (For PolyU Researchers)

Joint Collaboration between PolyU Researchers and Industrial Partners

Government Sponsorship

  • Hong Kong Government Funding Support
  • Innovation and Technology Fund
  • + Midstream Research Programme for Universities (MRP)
    A dedicated programme to encourage universities funded by the University Grants Committee to conduct more theme-based midstream research in focused technology areas. (Click here for more details)
  • + Innovation and Technology Fund for Better Living (FBL)
    A scheme for funding innovation and technology projects which will make people’s daily living more convenient, comfortable and safer, or address the needs of specific community groups. (Click here for more details)
  • + Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovation (BICI) - HK Collaborative Research Program
    BICI-HK supports R&D projects in focused research areas including intelligent robot, visible light communication and positioning system, new energy materials, water treatment, medical imaging engineering, genomics and health management, semiconductor optoelectronic, etc. (Click here for more details. Chinese version only.)
  • + Guangzhou Science & Technology Collaborative Research Scheme
    A scheme for funding innovation and technology projects which will make people’s daily living more convenient, comfortable and safer, or address the needs of specific community groups. (Click here for more details)
  • + The Hong Kong-Guangzhou Technology and Innovation Partnership Programme (HKGTIPP)
    A partnership programme for providing funding support to the cooperation in research and technology development between Guangzhou-based enterprises and Hong Kong-based universities and research institutions. (Click here for more details)
  • + Guangzhou Innovation Technology Program 2019
    A scheme for funding innovation and technology projects to foster development of IAB (IT, artificial intelligence and bio-pharmaceutical) industries, NEM (new energy, new materials) industries, as well as technological advance for people’s better living. (Click here for more details. Chinese only)

Industry Sponsorship

  • + Alibaba Group’s Schemes (For programme details, please contact ITDO.)
    • Alibaba Visiting Scholar
    • Alibaba Innovative Research Project
    • Alibaba Technology Seminar / Forum
  • + Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.’s Schemes (For programme details, please contact ITDO)
    • PolyU-Huawei Joint Laboratory for Optical Interconnection Network and Advanced Computing System
    • Huawei Collaborative Research Project
    • Huawei Innovation Research Program
    • Huawei Technology Forum

Other Collaborative Opportunities for PolyU Researchers

ITDO’s network plays a significant role in facilitating your project and partner making.

European Union

European Commission (EC) / Research Grants Council (RGC) Collaboration Scheme (Please click here for more details of the Scheme.)

The Netherlands

  • NWO / RGC Joint Research Scheme (ITDO could facilitate partners seeking through Netherlands Office of Science & Technology–NOST)


  • ANR / RGC Joint Research Scheme
    Jointly operated by the French National Research Agency (ANR) and The Research Grants Council (RGC), the Scheme serves to foster collaboration between research communities in France and Hong Kong.
  • PROCORE - France / Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme
    The Scheme finances a dozen of two-year joint research projects and workshops in France and Hong Kong each year.
  • BIO-Asie and STIC-Asie
    Regional programmes BIO-Asie and STIC-Asie are initiatives of the French government aiming at encouraging and strengthening high-level collaborations in research and development in the following fields:
    1. Information and Communications Technology;
    2. Natural substances, ranging from the study of biodiversity to the sustainable use of natural substances in the field of health, pharmacy, nutrition, cosmetics, agronomy or renewable energies.
  • Support for High-level Conference
    Example at PolyU:
    International Seminar: Food, Risks and Sustainability: An Asian Perspective 6 -7 July 2015, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, sponsored by the Consulate General of Finland in HK & Macau
  • Joint Research Lab and Programs
    ITDO could facilitate your collaboration with French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).


The United Kingdom


  • Centre for International Mobility (CIMO) by Finland Ministry of Culture and Education
    Example at PolyU: Devising Games Education Network between PolyU School of Design and Finnish Universities Finland government provides funding to support both PolyU & Finnish partners on mutual visits, joint seminars/workshops and other exchange activities.

For more funding opportunities, please refer to PolyU Research Office