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Call for Application: Fund for Innovation, Technology, and Social-wellbeing (FITS)




Dear all,

To fill the gap between proof of concept and practical models of social innovation initiatives in EdUHK, the KT Sub-office of Research & Development Office (RDO) launches the “Fund for Innovation, Technology, and Social-wellbeing” (FITS) scheme.  FITS is supported by The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund) of HKSAR to support applied research projects for tackling poverty and social exclusive to identify social issues in Hong Kong and facilitate the formulation of strategies to make practical and sustainable solutions.

The applied research projects of FITS must be under one of the following categories related to local social issues: 1) Education; 2) Public Health; 3) Art and Culture or 4) Social Reconstruction. The project period will be 12 to 24 months and the fund ceiling is HKD$400,000 per project.

The projects should be community-based which have to consist of at least one external partner, such as government units, organisations, schools, associations, and social enterprises, who will contribute to the research & development and be willing to bring the new social innovation initiatives to the community.  Each project has to develop a research prototype (tangible or intangible) or conduct a community trial / pilot program to help the direct beneficiaries during the funding period.

Important Dates

Applications to reach RDO KT Sub-office

31 May 2021

Applications to be considered under assessment panels

June – July 2021

Applicants to be informed of the Results

August 2021


Applicant should complete the attached application form: “Application for Fund for Innovation, Technology, and Social-wellbeing (FITS)” and submit it to the KT Sub-office.  Applicants are welcome to discuss on the proposals with Mr Lemon Kwan (email: hmkwan@eduhk.hk or ext. 8158) of KT Sub-office before submission. 

Application should be sent to the KT Sub-office, c/o Miss Emily Lau (email: htlau@eduhk.hk), on or before 31 May 2021 (Monday). Please note that retroactive or late applications are normally NOT considered. 

To know more about FITS, you are cordially invited to attend a briefing session with details below:

Date: 31 March 2021 (Wednesday)

Language: English

Time: 10:30 -11:30 am

Venue: D2-LP-10

Online Registration: https://forms.gle/BpUdZDqCySk5XNxV6

Should you have enquiries regarding the subject, please contact Mr Lemon Kwan (hmkwan@eduhk.hk, ext. 8158) or Miss Emily Lau (htlau@eduhk.hk, ext. 7698).

Thank you for your kind attention.

Best Regards,

The KT Sub-office, Research and Development Office

Application Form




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