is a one-stop supporting platform that connects social innovation implementers (SIIs) to knowledge, resources and networks relevant to social welfare agencies, social enterprises, philanthropic foundations, business associations and professional bodies. This platform helps SIIs implement innovative solutions to poverty and social exclusion problems in Hong Kong and drive sustainable impact. In early 2020, the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund reappointed the Impact Incubator as an Intermediary to launch the new programme.
In the five years from 2015 to early 2022, Impact Incubator supported over 160 social innovation projects, which targetted more than 22,000 beneficiaries. The Impact Incubator also facilitated around HKD100 million of grant funding on behalf of the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund. Social innovation projects at late prototype, start-up, growing and scale-up stages are eligible to apply for the Impact Incubator.