The Strategic Public Policy Research (SPPR) Funding Scheme 2020-21 is now open for application. The SPPR Funding Scheme is administered by the Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office (PICO).
13 strategic themes have been identified for the SPPR Funding Scheme 2020-21, namely (a) Development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area; (b) Belt and Road Initiative; (c) Big Data / Smart City; (d) Innovation and Technology / Artificial Intelligence / Re-Industrialisation; (e) Alternative Procurement Models for Major Infrastructure Projects; (f) Developing Green Finance in Hong Kong; (g) City Branding Strategy for Hong Kong; (h) Consolidating Hong Kong’s Position as an International Logistics Hub; (i) Transitional Housing; (j) Children, Youth and Family Development; (k) Ageing Population; (l) Healthcare System Innovation; and (m) Manpower Supply and Development. Applications for the SPPR Funding Scheme 2020-21 should be submitted on or before 31 July 2020.
The updated Guidance Notes setting out the details of the SPPR Funding Scheme, including eligibility criteria, the strategic themes, composition of the Assessment Panel, application method and other related information, can be found on “how to apply” > “forms and guidelines” of the SPPR Funding Scheme.
Ends/Wednesday, May 27, 2020