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Vetting Criteria
 
 

 
Vetting Process
 
I. Platform Research Programme
Vetting Process
 
  • Applicant submits proposal according to the requirements set in the Call for Proposal.
  • Centre Secretariat checks for completeness of all the Proposals received. If the Proposal is not considered ready, information requests may be sent to Applicants.
  • Centre reviews all the proposals with consultation from ITC, and prepares Observation Form for eachproposal.
  • Centre Secretariat will select 6-10 panelists from the member of Expert Review Panel (ERP) based on their area of expertise and domain knowledge.
     
    Centre Secretariat sends all ready proposals with Observation Forms to the members of the ERP by courier.
  • With reference to ITC assessment framework, ERP members review all the proposals, make comments and recommendations and give scores for the following four (4) components:
    i.   Innovation and Technology
    ii.  Technical Capability
    iii. Financial Considerations
    iv. Existence of a Holistic Plan to Realisation/Commercialisation
     
    ERP members send all comments to Centre by fax/courier.
  • With reference to ERP's recommendations and scores, Centre Secretariat and ITC will jointly determine Preliminary Scores (all components of the ITC assessment framework) for each proposal and to shortlist proposals for TC vetting. 
  • Centre sends letter with the shortlists to TC 2 weeks before TC meeting. TC members can request Centre to add other proposals into the shortlists by sending a letter to Centre one (1) week before TC meeting.
  • Centre selects a good representation of panelists to attend the TC meeting and share their comments on respective proposals. Subject to their availability, it is desirable to have two/ three panelists attending the TC meeting to explain views of the ERP. The panelists will not participate in the TC decision process and shall be excused from the meeting when the TC concludes the Final Score and Recommendation Decision.
  • With reference to ITC assessment framework, TC meets to evaluate all the proposals, taking into consideration the (i) ERP's recommendations and scores; (ii) Preliminary Score; (iii) ITC assessment. 
    Only shortlisted applicants will be called to "standby" for TC meeting. 
    For each proposal, TC Chairman will take into account TC members' opinions to conclude a Final Score and Recommendation Decision.
    If a Proposal is vetted as "Not Recommended" by the TC, notification with reasons will be sent to the Applicant. Process ends. 
    If a Proposal is vetted as "Recommended" by the TC, TC will make recommendation to ITC.
  • Centre Secretariat may, based on TC's recommendation: 
    instruct Applicant to update the Proposal
    negotiate Intellectual Property (IP) terms and conditions with Applicant 
    The Applicant has to submit revised proposal in time 
  • Centre Secretariat checks for completeness of the Proposal and forwards the revised Proposal to ITC.
     
  • Commissioner for Innovation & Technology (CIT) makes decision regarding the Proposal.
    If CIT approves the Proposal, ITC will notify Centre Secretariat. The Centre Secretariat will inform the Applicant and respective ERP panellists, if any. Process proceeds to contract negotiation.
    If CIT does not approve the Proposal, ITC will notify Centre Secretariat. Centre Secretariat will notify Applicant and report back to TC. 
  • Contract negotiation and signing
 
 
II. Collaborative Research Programme
Vetting Process
 
  • Applicant submits proposal to the Centre.
  • Centre Secretariat checks for completeness of the proposal received. If the proposal is not considered ready, information requests may be sent to applicant.
  • Centre Secretariat reviews the proposal and prepares Observation form together with Centre's CEO recommendations for the proposal. 
  • Centre Secretariat arranges Pre-Panel meeting with Science Advisor and the technical team of ITC; and  forwards the proposal to ITC Administration team.
  • Centre Secretariat arranges Panel meeting. The Panel constitutes of CIT or the CIT's delegate, Technology committee (TC) Chairman and Centre CEO, where the TC Chairman will serve as the Chairman of the Panel. 
  • Centre Secretariat arranges Panel meeting. The Panel constitutes of CIT or the CIT's delegate, Technology committee (TC) Chairman and Centre CEO, where the TC Chairman will serve as the Chairman of the Panel. 
    If the proposal is vetted as "No" by the Panel, notification with reasons will be sent to applicant. 
    If the proposal is vetted as "Yes" by the Panel, Centre Secretariat may instruct applicant to update the proposal based on Panel's recommendations. 
  • Applicant has to submit revised proposal in time.
  • Centre Secretariat checks for completeness of the proposal and forwards the revised proposal to CIT for funding considerations. 
 
 
III. Public Sector Trial Scheme
Vetting Process
 
  • Applicant submits proposal to the Centre.
  • Centre Secretariat, with consultation from ITC, reviews and checks that the proposal received is complete. If the proposal is not considered ready, information requests may be sent to applicant.
  • Centre Secretariat arranges Panel meeting. The Panel constitutes of ITC representative, Technology committee (TC) Chairman and Centre CEO, where the TC Chairman will serve as the Chairman of the Panel.
  • Panel members meet to evaluate the proposal and make decisions on behalf of TC.  
    If the proposal is vetted as "No" by the Panel, notification with reasons will be sent to applicant. 
    If the proposal is vetted as "Yes" by the Panel, Centre Secretariat may instruct applicant to update the proposal based on Panel's recommendations. 
  • Applicant has to submit revised proposal in time.
  • Centre Secretariat checks for completeness of the proposal and forwards the revised proposal to CIT for funding considerations. 
 

 
Assessment Committee
 

Technology Committee

 
Chairman
Dr Sunny CHAI
 
Members
Prof Paul CHEUNG Prof Shing Chi CHEUNG Ms Annie CHOI
Mr Ken CHUNG Mr Raymond NG Ir Victor NG
Mr Paul WU Mr Lawrence YIP  
     
 

Members of Expert Review Panel

Mr. Chris  AU YONG Prof. Yang CHAI Mr. Edwin CHAN
Prof. Gary, Shueng-Han CHAN Prof. Keith K.C. CHAN Dr.  Neo CHAN
Ir. Mr. Stephen K.C. CHAN Mr. Tony, Yiu-Tong CHAN Mr. William, Wai-Lung CHAN
Prof. Wu CHEN Mr. Andrew CHENG Prof. Chun-Hung CHENG
Prof. Jack CHENG Prof. Siu Wing CHENG Prof. David, Wai-Lok CHEUNG
Mr. Derek CHEUNG Prof. KC CHEUNG Dr. Lawrence CHEUNG
Dr. William, Kwok-Wai CHEUNG Ir. Dr. William, Shu Sang CHEUNG Ir. Pak-Kin CHEUNG
Dr.  Daniel CHOW Dr. Kam-Pui CHOW Prof. Sherman CHOW
Ir. Alex CHOY Prof. Chiu-Sing CHOY Ir. Mr. Stewart CHUN
Prof Henry  CHUNG Mr. Ken CHUNG Prof. Xiao-Li DING
Mr. Simon FU Mr. Bo GAO Ms. Jessie HAN
Prof. Pheng Ann HENG Dr.  Angus  HO Mr. Argon  HO
Dr. David HO Mr. Philip HO Mr. Sunny HO
Prof. George HUANG Mr. Aaron  HUI Mr. Allan HUI
Dr. Lucas HUI Prof. Albert Kwan Prof Hoi-Shan KWAN
Prof. Ricky  KWOK Ir Wilson KWOK Dr. Po-Ming LAI
Dr. Patrick LAM Mr. Philip LAM Prof. Ir. William  LAM
Dr. Henry LAU Mr. Ignatius, KC LAU Ms. Peggy LAU
Dr. Terence LAU Mr. Ricardo LEE Mr. Wilson, Wai-Shun LEE
Mr Envel  LEUNG Prof. Janny, May-Yee LEUNG Mr Owen  LEUNG
Prof. Cecilia  LI Mr. Francis LI Prof. Heng LI
Prof. Hui LIN Prof. Yun-hui LIU Mr. Anthony  LO
Dr.  Eddie  LO Prof. Eric LO Mr. Ken LO
Mr. Terry LO Mr. Vincent, KM LO Dr. Wilson LU
Ir. Mr. Steven LUI Prof.  Philip  MOK Mr. York MOK
Dr.  Horace  MUI Dr. Alfred NG Prof Joseph NG
Mr. Peter NG Mr. Stanley, Wing-Fai NG Prof. Thomas NG
Mr. Jimmy PANG Ir. Sam PANG Prof. Huamin QU
Mr. Stanley SETO Prof. Geoffrey SHEN Prof. John  SHI
Mr. Peter Shum Mr. Warwick SO Mr. K.K. SUEN
Mr. Ronnie  SUNG Prof. Kar Yan TAM Ir. Alain TANG
Mr. Bill, Wai-Bill TANG Prof. S. K. TANG Mr. Otto TO
Dr. Aaron, Wai-Kwok TONG Prof. Raymond TONG Dr. Kim-Fung TSANG
Mr. Paul WON Mr. Billy WONG Mr. David WONG
Mr. Gary WONG Mr. John WONG Prof. Kam Fai WONG
Mr. Patrick WONG Ms. Rabo WONG Prof. SC WONG
Dr.  Albert  WONG Prof. Kam Tim WOO Mr. Damien WU
Prof. Ke-Li WU Mr. Lawrence YEE Prof. Benjamin YEN
Prof. Dit-Yan YEUNG Dr. Winson YEUNG Dr.  Steven YIP
Mr. Johnson YIM Mr. Alvin YONG Prof. Patrick YUE
Ms. Angela  YUEN Prof. Matthew  Yuen Mr. Jack ZHANG