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The Research Grants Council (RGC) recently announced the funding results for the Research Impact Fund 2018/19. Ten PolyU proposals were accepted and awarded a total amount of more than $65 million. PolyU ranked first in both the number of supported projects and the level of funding among all the government-funded universities in Hong Kong. At the same time, in the RGC’s Collaborative Research Fund 2018/19 exercise, four PolyU proposals won support with total funding of about $20 million.
PolyU’s strengths in knowledge and technology transfer is also obvious. According to the Annual Reports on Knowledge Transfer in 2017/18 submitted by the eight government-funded local universities to the University Grants Committee, PolyU tops the list of institutions with 138 licenses granted, and is ranked second in knowledge transfer income with $560 million.