The Innovation & Technology Commission has launched the Midstream Research Programme for Universities.
Secretary for Innovation & Technology Nicholas Yang said the new programme will encourage institutes funded by the University Grants Committee to collaborate with each other and leading research institutions worldwide to conduct more inter-disciplinary and multi-institutional translational research and development work.
The funding ceiling per project is $5 million. Projects involving collaboration across multiple disciplines, universities or research institutions will be accorded priority and a higher funding ceiling of $10 million per project.
The first round is now open for application until the end of March.
Project proposals under the theme "Elderly Health & Care" are invited.
Research and development projects that enhance the well-being of the elderly will be the focal point, particularly those related to dementia.
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