The TCS aims to foster collaboration between university and industry. It supports local companies to take on graduate students who wish to pursue a higher degree in local universities to assist in R&D work. Key features include:
Through this arrangement, students will benefit from their practical research experience in a genuine business environment and the company will benefit from the research results. The university will have closer links with industry and a better understanding of its problem.
The following research titles are examples of projects successfully applied for TCS under ITF:
or more details, please visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/cityu/research/iris.htm.
Yes, if your company is a locally incorporated company. Your company will be the applicant, but you must first find a local university as the partner and identify suitable candidate(s) among the university's graduate students for the proposed R&D project.
The company and the Scheme will each bear half of the studentship for the graduate student. The scheme may also cover half of the insurance premium directly arising from the placement of the student in the company. Other costs of the project will be self-funded. As each student will receive a standard studentship of HK$15,000 per month and the project should not last more than two years, the maximum funding from the ITF for the studentship for each student would be HK$180,000.
Your company should first agree with a local university on the project details, the selection of student(s), the expected deliverables, and if necessary, the royalty arrangements. Your company and your partner university will then need to submit a joint application to the Innovation and Technology Commission.