Fintech Proof-of-Concept
Subsidy Scheme

The PoC Scheme

The Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) launches the Fintech Proof-of-Concept Subsidy Scheme (the “PoC Scheme”) aiming to encourage traditional financial institutions (the “FIs”) to partner up with Fintech companies to conduct Proof-of-Concept project (the “PoC project”) on innovative financial service products.

The PoC Scheme is administered by the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited (HKCMCL), which is wholly owned by the HKSAR Government. It provides early-stage funding support for the pre-commercialisation of leading-edge financial technologies that help the financial services industry.

How does the PoC Scheme work?

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a company registered in Hong Kong and conduct substantive Fintech activities
  • Applicant is required to partner with a regulated FI for sponsoring the IT supports to conduct the PoC project
  • The PoC project must be an original and innovative Fintech project with a strong commercial potential to the financial services industry
     

       

Mission:

  • Deliver the scope of work in the approved project proposal
  • Report project progress and provide final report with deliverables endorsed by sponsoring FI
  • Each approved PoC project must be completed in 3 months, or 6 months for project with greater complexity and broader usage
     
     
 

Funding:

  • Approved PoC project is 100% subsidised by the PoC Scheme with funding up to HK$100,000. Deserving PoC project with greater complexity and broader usage involving cross-sector or cross-boundary/border application (e.g. Involving the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area or Association of Southeast Asian Nations) can be funded up to HK$150,000
  • Eligible applicants and PoC projects will be reviewed and approved by the HKCMCL before the funding is granted

Application:

  • Applicant can apply a maximum of three PoC projects
  • Phase 1 (from 26th Feb to 30th Apr 2021)
  • Phase 2 (from 10th May to 30th June 2021) (If funding still available)
     
     
     
     
     
Guide and Notes     
Submit an Online Application
Eligibility Check
Result Announcement
(within 6 weeks)
Initial payment Payment (advance payment)
Deliver Scope of Work and Reports
Final paymentPayment
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