Who Can Apply?

Basic Eligibility

  • Locally incorporated companies; or
  • Hong Kong permanent residents; or
  • Hong Kong residents permitted to remain in Hong Kong for not less than 7 years


which/who have never owned any patents in any countries or territories nor received funding under the PAG before will be eligible.

Individual Applicant
Company Applicant
The applicant must be the sole inventor or one of the joint inventors of the invention.

The inventor(s) of the invention shall be directly-related party/parties to the applicant company, e.g. owner, shareholder, director or staff.

The PAG is for first-time patent seekers only, funding support will not be provided if funding has been granted under the PAG to the applicant company's related company(ies). For example, company(ies) having a major shareholder (viz. those with 50% or more ownership) in common with the applicant company or company(ies) without major shareholder(s) but having shareholders identical to those of the applicant company) before.

Other Requirements

All applications for functional patents and inventions with technology elements and susceptible of industrial application are eligible.

Designs will not be supported.