Funding Scheme for Industry-University-Research Partnership for Enterprises
Application Period:The 1st to 5th of every month (If the 5th is a holiday, the deadline will be postponed to the first working day after the holiday.​)
Important notice : The signed application and relevant attachments must be submitted to the Fund before the deadline.

I.        Objectives
In line with the Macao SAR Government’s policies of science and technology development, this Scheme is devised 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.      Application Eligibility
1.    Entrepreneurs and commercial enterprises registered in the Macao Special Administrative Region;
2.    Shares of which held by local residents is 50% or more;
3.    Have 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;
4.    The subject projects shall have successfully established partnership through the Online Industry-University-Research Matching Platform of FDCT, and the technologies applied shall be provided by higher education institutions.

III.     Application and Funding Amount
1.    Applied amount: not exceed MOP250,000
2.    The self-owned funds invested by the applying entity: no less than the funding amount
3.    The fund will be allocated upon project conclusion, and shall be reimbursed for the actual amount in accordance with the conditions provided for in the Funding Agreement.

IV.     Funding Type
No repayment required.

V.      Project Duration
The duration of each project 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.

VII.    Assessment Criteria
1.    The assessment is performed according to the Financial Aid Grant Regulation, approved as per the Chief Executive’s Dispatch No. 64/2021.
2.    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.

Funding Scheme for Industry-University-Research Partnership for Enterprises 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
Office address: Avenida do Infante D. Henrique, No. 43-53A, Macau Square, 8th Floor, Unit C and 11th Floor, Unit K, Macao (To apply for project funding, please go to 11th Floor, Unit K)
Office hours: Monday to Thursday: 9:00-13:00, 14:30-17:45;Friday: 9:00-13:00, 14:30-17:30;Tel.: 28788777
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