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Theme-based Research Scheme 2020/21 (Tenth Round) Funding Results

Theme / Project Title Participating
UGC-funded
Universities#
Approved Budget*
(HK$ million)
Funding from the RGC*
(HK$ million)
Theme 1: Promoting Good Health
Aptamer: Molecular Insight & Translational Theranostics
CUHK, HKBU, HKU

50.000

45.000
Towards Personalized and Innovative Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia
CUHK, HKU, PolyU

46.667

42.000

Theme 2: Developing a Sustainable Environment

Assess Antibiotic Resistome Flows from Pollution Hotspots to Environments and Explore the Control Strategies
CUHK, HKU, HKUST, PolyU

34.213

29.000

Wireless Power Transfer: The Next Stage
CityU, CUHK, HKU

30.573

25.000

Theme 3: Enhancing Hong Kong's Strategic Position as a Regional and International Business Centre

Financial Technology, Stability, and Inclusion
CUHK, HKU, HKUST, LU
24.444
22.000

Theme 4: Advancing Emerging Research and Innovations Important to Hong Kong

A High-performance Distributed Machine Learning Framework for Graph-based Streaming Data with Smart City Applications
CUHK, HKUST, PolyU

33.332

28.000

Intelligent Robotics for Elderly Assistance in Hong Kong
CityU, HKU

43.333

39.000

Total

262.562

230.000

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CityU: City University of Hong Kong
CUHK: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
HKBU: Hong Kong Baptist University
HKU: The University of Hong Kong
HKUST: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
LU: Lingnan University
PolyU: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
* Inclusive of indirect costs / on-costs. The RGC's funding allocation for TRS increased from $200 million in the 2019/20 exercise to $230 million in the 2020/21 exercise. The remaining $33 million of the approved budget will be matched by the universities concerned.