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Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS)

​Save 70% of your R&D expenditure
Max HK$10,000,000 subsidy

Experience | Concentration = Professional

Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS) is a HK R&D funding under Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), which has been in operation for 4 years with more than 100 applications and $70M approved funding per year. The small and middle size HK companies are the most frequent guest, but it is not hard to find the presence of the listed companies.

How does ESS Funding works?

Dollar-for-dollar Match fund(ESS)

ITC 50% / Applicant 50%

Support of up to HK$10M and up to 2 years.

The scheme supports:

  • All existing or to be recruited R&D related manpower

  • Project related equipment

  • Other Direct cost such as outsource services

No repayment, no IP and profile sharing required​.

After finished ESS Funding

Cash Rebate Scheme

After completion of the enterprise support scheme, applicants can apply for another scheme call “Cash Rebate Scheme” which can receive another 40% of the applicant’s expense.
(Approximately 20% of the project total expense)

Applicant only undertake 30% of the total R&D cost

Project based. Unlimited number of times on submission

In another word, with enterprise support scheme, salary, equipment and other direct cost are

70% Discounted.

Also it means the capital of

the project is 3 times larger.

Check ITC R&D Funding Qualification now!

To those who succeed the application of ESS Funding

You are eligible to apply another 2 schemes which are only open to Science Park and Cyber Port tenant.

Researcher program:

extra support to hire 2 Bachelor or Master degree team members to support the project.

Postdoctoral Hub program:

extra support to hire 2 Phd team members to support the project.

Flexible R&D Financial Plan

Don't worry, you don't have to input your 50% at once.

The scheme support your R&D activities up to 2 years.

You only have to prepare the amount every milestone needs.