Funding Scheme for Industry-University-Research Partnership for Enterprises
Application Period:1st-10th of each month in April, July and October 2024.
Important notice : The signed application and relevant attachments must be submitted to the Fund before the deadline.


I.        Objectives
To align with the policy address of the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region, the Science and Technology Development Fund (hereinafter referred to as the “FDCT”) is to launch the Funding Scheme for Industry-University-Research Partnership for Enterprises (hereinafter referred to as the “Scheme”) in accordance with the relevant provisions of the current Public Financial Aid System of the Macao Special Administrative Region, the Statutes of the Fund for the Development of Science and Technology, and the Funding Regulations of the Science and Technology Development Fund. The Scheme aims to encourage enterprises to focus on scientific research and development, facilitate the industry-university-research partnership in tackling technical issues occurring in their production and operation, provide part of the funding of R&D costs to enterprises that have successfully matched with their partners through the “Online Industry-University-Research Matching Platform” of FDCT, so as to promote the implementation of R&D achievements and solutions.

II.      Target Group and Eligibility for Application
Commercial entrepreneurs or commercial enterprises that fulfill the following conditions are eligible to submit application:
1.    Enterprises registered in the Macao SAR for one year or more. In case of an incubated enterprise of a nation-level makerspace established in Macao, the required registration period can be less than one year.
2.    Enterprises not in arrears with tax and social security contributions (if any) in the Macao SAR.
3.    Enterprises having no less than three full-time employees. In case of full-time employees less than three, the applying entity shall be recommended by a nation-level makerspace established in Macao.

III.     Funding Amount and Calculation
1.    The funding ceiling for a single project is MOP 250,000. If the technology provider is a local university, the funding ceiling is MOP 500,000.
2.    The funding amount granted by FDCT shall not be higher than the amount of funding applied.

IV.     Type and Scope of Funding
1.    The funding type of the Scheme is non-reimbursable. The applying entity shall invest self-owned R&D funds in a supporting manner, and the amount of investment shall not be less than the amount funded by FDCT. In case of an incubated enterprise of a nation-level makerspace established in Macao, the amount of investment shall not be less than 50% of the amount funded by FDCT.
2.   Funding scope: The proposed project shall be in line with the purpose of FDCT and the objectives of the Scheme, and also an R&D project that has been successfully matched with a university through the “Online Industry-University-Research Matching Platform” of FDCT.

V.      Funding Duration
The funding duration of the Scheme is from six months to one year.

VI.     Applying Method
The application shall be made via the Online Industry-University-Research Matching Platform of FDCT.
1.    Applying entities having electronic signatures shall submit the application documents through the Online Application System of FDCT;
2.   In addition to submitting the application documents through the Online Application System of FDCT, applying entities not having electronic signatures shall download the application documents and submit them to FDCT after affixing signatures and seals on or before the deadline.

VII.    Assessment Methods and Criteria
1.    Before accepting an application, the Administrative Committee of FDCT shall invite five to seven advisors from the list of project advisors to form the Project Advisory Committee.
2.    The application documents that may enter the review process will be submitted to the Project Advisory Committee formed by FDCT for review according to the review elements and criteria in the following paragraph.
3.    Key considerations will be given to the followings:
1)    The effect the project result might have in solving the technical difficulties for enterprises;
2)    The value of solving the technical difficulties to enterprises;
3)    Technical capabilities of the technology provider;
4)    Project feasibility and work plan; 
5)    Soundness of budget.
4. FDCT may conduct site inspection to verify the research conditions of the applying entity, interview with the project team and partners (if any) as necessary.

Download:
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Funding Scheme for Industry-University-Research Partnership for Enterprises (for projects applied since 2024) Download
General Guidelines for Project Management of the Science and Technology Development Fund of the Macao Special Administrative Region (March 2024) Download
Declaration for Opening an Account in the Application System for Scientific Research Project Funding Download
School/Association/Institution Project Managers Registration Form Download
Bank Account Information Form Download
TRL Self-Assessment Form (Example) Download
Science and Technology Development Fund Guidelines on Agreed-Upon Procedures for Scientific Research Projects (for projects funded since 2023) Download
Science and Technology Development Fund Agreed-upon Procedures Report Template (for projects funded since 2023) Download
Final Report Template Download
 
Download for the Past Content:
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Funding Scheme for Industry-University-Research Partnership for Enterprises (for projects applied between 2021 and 2023) Download
 
 
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