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Research Impact Fund 2018/19 Funding Results

Project no. Project Title Coordinating
University
/ Collaborating
University(ies)
Duration
(months)
Budget to be
funded by the
RGC* ($)
(exclusive of on-costs)
R1020-18
Development of an integrated microfluidics system for multi-level high-content screening of anti-tumor drugs
CityU / HKU
36
5,977,600
R2010-18
Promoting healthy ageing through light volleyball (LVB) promotion in Hong Kong and Mainland China
HKBU / CUHK, HKU
54
5,180,389
R2018-18
Development and evaluation of the effectiveness of an online cognitive behavioral intervention program for Hong Kong people with social anxiety disorder
HKBU
48
4,400,359
R4005-18
Plant Bioreactor for Pharmaceutical Proteins
CUHK / PolyU
60
5,000,000
R4012-18
Translating multi-omic discoveries to transform diabetes care and reduce diabetic complications
CUHK / HKUST
60
8,400,000
R4017-18
Patient-Derived Preclinical Models for Translational Cancer Research: a Hong Kong-based Biotechnology Centre for Genomic Medicine
CUHK / CityU, HKUST, HKU
60
9,800,000
R4022-18
A wearable for post-stroke rehabilitative multi-muscle stimulation inspired by the natural organization of neuromuscular control
CUHK / CityU, PolyU
48
3,150,000
R4032-18
Providing Security for IoT Systems: Memory-Safe Device Driver Kernels, Dynamic Taint Analysis Toolkits and Algebraic-topology Theory
CUHK
48
3,148,320
R4046-18 Increasing the resilience to the health impacts of extreme weather on elderly people under future climate change CUHK / CityU, HKUST, HKU
36
6,742,960
R5001-18
Next Generation Digital Camera Imaging: Human Centered Image Reconstruction, Enhancement and Evaluation
PolyU / CUHK, HKU
48
5,128,368
R5007-18 New prefabricated composite pavement systems for sustainable and smart-city development of Hong Kong: Key scientific and engineering solutions PolyU / CityU, HKU
48
3,764,320
R5011-18
Development of a colistin / adjuvant antimicrobial regimen that exhibits low toxicity and high efficacy in combating multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogens
PolyU / HKU
48
5,959,520
R5017-18 Early Detection of Progressive Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis and Optimization for Non-surgical Treatments using Novel 3D Ultrasound Imaging PolyU / CUHK, HKU
60
8,400,000
R5020-18
Enhancing safety, punctuality and ride comfort of railway transportation: From local metro system to global high-speed rail network
PolyU / CityU
48
5,892,320
R5029-18
Reliability-based Intelligent Transportation Systems in Urban Road Network with Uncertainty
PolyU / CityU, HKU
36
6,340,600
R5032-18
Effectiveness of Bright Light Therapy, Myopic Defocus, Atropine and the Combinations for Controlling Myopic Eye Growth in Schoolchildren: A Randomized Control Trial
PolyU / HKU
48
8,050,000
R5034-18
Tackling Grand Challenges in Food Safety: A Big Data and IoT Enabled Approach
PolyU / CUHK, HKUST
60
5,423,600
R5037-18
Study of Super-fast Large-area Economical Marine Reclamations for Housing and Infrastructural Developments in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area
PolyU / HKU
60
9,876,160
R5050-18
Context-dependent modulation of autophagy pathway as novel complementary approach for cancer therapy
PolyU
48
6,184,080
R6008-18
Center for Wide-bandgap Semiconductor Power Electronics Research
HKUST / CityU
48
7,605,920
R6011-18
Real-time Airborne Particulate Matter Pollution Source Identification
HKUST
48
6,291,740
R6015-18
Broadband absorbers for microwaves and ultra-low frequency mechanical waves
HKUST
60
9,727,950
R6021-18 Understanding and Improving the Stability of Organic Photovoltaics - Towards a Low-Cost and Commercially Viable Photovoltaic Technology HKUST
36
6,650,000
R7017-18
Tools to Inform Policy: Chinese communities' Action in Response to Dementia (TIP-CARD)
HKU / CUHK
36
3,006,710
R7027-18 "Modular Integrated Construction 2.0+" for Quality and Efficient Tall Residential Buildings through Advanced Structural Engineering, Innovative Building Materials and Smart Project Delivery HKU / PolyU, HKUST
60
9,881,427
R7033-18
Antimicrobial resistance comprehensive etiology Study (ACES)
HKU
36
9,940,000
R7054-18 Balancing the Opportunities and Risks of Financial Technology: FinTech Regulation and Policy HKU / CUHK
48
2,945,582
R7066-18
Novel ultra-strong and ductile steel at low cost
HKU
48
3,500,000
R7070-18 Combination approach to combat metallo-β-lactamase positive superbugs HKU
60
9,566,087
R7072-18
Multiphase Materials by All-aqueous Microfluidics for Biomedical Applications
HKU
48
6,998,992

* The RGC funds 70% of the project cost while university / partner(s) will match the remaining 30% of the project cost.