Since 28 February 2018, the eligibility of TVP has been relaxed as follows:

an applicant enterprise is required to have substantive business operation in Hong Kong at the time of application instead of for a year; and
TVP is eligible to non-listed enterprises of all sizes instead of just for small and medium enterprises.

 

Since 27 February 2019, the following enhancement measures have been implemented:

converting the TVP into a regular funding programme under the Innovation and Technology Fund;
expanding the eligibility criteria to cover companies incorporated and registered in Hong Kong under the Companies Ordinance and statutory bodies set up in Hong Kong (except government subvented organisations and their subsidiaries);
increasing the funding ceiling per applicant from $200,000 to $400,000; (Attention: Applications submitted before the announcement of this measure are still subject to the original funding ceiling of $200,000. Applicants wishing to increase the funding requested beyond $200,000 should withdraw the original application and submit a new one in the TVP Funding Administrative System (https://tvp.itf.gov.hk).)
increasing the maximum number of approved projects per entity from three to four;
expanding the list of typical technological services and solutions in Annex B of the Guidance Notes for Applications;
simplifying the application procedures by –
waiving the requirement for applicants to submit the quotation invitation documents issued to service providers in their applications; and
waiving the requirement for applicants to certify the supporting documents (i.e. to sign by an authorised person of the applicant and affix the company chop) for submission in applications;
waiving the requirement for obtaining prior approval from the Innovation and Technology Commission for early project completion and project extension for no more than six months; and
clarifying the definition of off-the-shelf/readily available items as those that can be procured “off-the-shelf” and installed/used directly by the applicant enterprises, such as desktop/notebook computers, printers, scanners, servers, mobile phones, tablets, standard office suites (MS Office), anti-virus software, etc., while software systems that require compilation/integration by service providers at the request of the applicants, even those involving standard modules with or without tailor-made features, will be regarded as customised items as long as they are not readily available “off-the-shelf”.

 

自2018年2月28日起,科技券的申請資格已放寬如下:

申請企業須在提交申請時在本港有實質業務運作,而非有最少一年的實質業務運作期;及
科技券適用於所有規模的企業(上市企業除外),而非只限於中小企。

 

自2019年2月27日起,下列的優化措施已經生效:

將科技券納入為創新及科技基金下一個恆常的資助計劃;
將申請資格擴展至包括根據《公司條例》在香港註冊成立的公司及在本港成立的法定機構(政府資助機構及其附屬公司除外);
將每名申請者的資助上限由二十萬元增加至四十萬元;(注意:於這項措施公布前已提交的申請的資助上限仍為二十萬元。申請者如希望將申請資助額提高至超過二十萬元,應在科技券計劃管理系統(https://tvp.itf.gov.hk)撤回原先申請,再提交新的申請。)
將每名申請者可獲批項目數目的上限由三個增加至四個;
擴大載於《申請指南》附件二的典型科技服務及方案列表;
簡化以下申請程序 –
取消在申請表中提交申請者向服務供應商發出的報價邀請書的要求;及
取消在申請表內提交的文件須由申請者核證(即由申請者負責人簽署及蓋上公司印章)的要求;
取消獲批項目在提早完成或延長推行期不超過六個月時須獲創新科技署事先批准的規定;
釐清「現成項目」的定義,即凡可由申請者自行直接在市面一般店鋪購買及安裝/使用的設備/軟件,例如桌上/筆記簿型電腦、印表機、掃描器、伺服器、手提電話、平板電腦、辦公室套裝軟件、防毒軟件等,均視為「現成項目」,至於須由服務供應商應申請者的要求而編寫/整合的電腦軟件系統,即使涉及標準模組(不論是否包含度身訂製的功能),只要並非在市面一般店鋪現成購買到,亦可視為「訂製項目」。

 

資料來源: 創新科技署