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Media-X Prototype Grant Is Calling for Application!

Supports media innovations to solve business, social or community problems in Asia-Pacific

Awards up to HK$150,000 and resources support including entrepreneurship training

Media-X Prototype Grant Scheme is a pilot funding initiative launched by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC) of The University of Hong Kong. It aims to work with Asia-Pacific Innovators in developing media solutions to business, social or community problems in a commercially sustainable way.

The initiative is guided by an advisory board chaired by Ruby Yang, an Oscar-winning documentarian and professor at the JMSC, and co-ordinated by Ross Settles, a media business veteran and professor at the JMSC. The Xu Family Charitable Foundation, the family fund of Dr. Eric Xu Yong – co-founder of Baidu, is the contributor for Media-X.


Media Innovators in Asia-Pacific who fulfil the following conditions:

  • ​Are located in the following country/regions: Greater China including Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.
  • Apply as a team of 1-3 members. (A minimum of 2 team members is recommended)

Grant Amount:

Up to a maximum amount of HK$150,000 per award team/project.

Grantees from the scheme will benefit from different services and resource support including entrepreneurship training, use of work spaces at the JMSC, and funding support for developing media solutions.

Application is open from now until 15 May 2020. Please visit