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Project Vetting

Vetting Criteria

 
Please refer to Part C of Guide to Filling in the ITSP Applications Form or Part C of Guide to Filling in the TCFS Applications Form.
 

 

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, Centre may request the Applicants to provide further information.
  • Centre reviews all the proposals with consultation from ITC, and prepares Observation Form for each proposal.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 the shortlists to TC 2 weeks before TC meeting. TC members can request Centre to add other proposals into the shortlists by informing the Centre one (1) week before TC meeting.
  • Centre selects a good representation of ERP panelists to attend the TC meeting and share their comments on respective proposals. Subject to their availability, it is desirable to have two/ three ERP panelists attending the TC meeting to explain views of the ERP. The ERP 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 invited to attend the 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. Partnership 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, Centre may request the applicant to provide further information.
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
 
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, Centre may request the applicant to provide further information.
  • 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
Ir Victor NG    
 
Members
Prof Gary CHAN  Ms Annie CHOI Ms Ada FUNG
Dr Shin Cheu KIM Dr Venus LUN Mr William YIM
 

Members of Expert Review Panel

Mr. Chris Au Young Prof. James Kwok Prof. John Shi
Mr. Dennis Cai Mr. Adrian Lai Mr. Peter Shum
Prof. Yang Chai Mr. Philip Lam Mr. Peter Shum
Dr. CL Chan Prof. William  Lam Mr. Warwick So
Mr. Edwin Chan Dr Jeanne Lam Mr. KK SUEN
Prof. Gary Chan Dr. Henry Lau Mr. Ronnie Sung
Prof. Keith Chan Mr. KC Lau Ir Samson Tai
Dr.  Neo Chan Dr. Peggy Lau Ir. Alain Tang
Ir. Mr. Stephen Chan Dr. Terence Lau Prof. SK Tang
Mr. Tony Chan Dr Teresa Law  Mr. Otto To 
Mr Alex Chan Mr. Ricardo Lee Ir. Dr. Aaron Tong
Ir. Kenneth Chan Mr. Wilson Lee Prof. Raymond Tong
Prof. Wu CHEN Prof. Jimmy Lee Ir. Dr. KF Tsang
Mr. Andrew Cheng Mr Felix Lee Mr. Paul Won
Prof. Jack Cheng Mr. Kelvin Lee Mr. David Wong
Prof. SW Cheng Mr. Eddie Lee Mr. John Wong
Dr. Lawrence Cheung Mr. Kinsen Lee Prof. KF Wong
Dr. William Cheung Mr Envel  Leung Mr. Patrick Wong
Ir. Dr. William Cheung Prof. Janny LEUNG Ms. Rabo Wong
Ir. PK Cheung  Mr Owen LEUNG Ir Prof. SC WONG
Ir. Prof. Daniel Chow Prof. Cecilia Li-Tsang Mr. CH WONG
Dr. KP Chow Prof. Heng Li Dr. Allen Wong
Dr Sherman Chow Prof. Hui Lin Prof Kenneth Wong
Ir. Alex Choy Prof. YH LIU Prof TN WONG
Prof. CS Choy Prof. Eric Lo Dr. Albert Wong 
Ir. Stewart Chun Mr. Ken Lo Prof. KT WOO
Prof Henry Chung Mr. Terry Lo Mr. Damien Wu
Mr. Ken Chung Dr. Wilson Lu Prof. KL WU
Prof. Xiao-Li DING Ir. Steven Lui Dr. Qi WU
Mr. Simon Fu Dr Brian Mak Mr. Lawrence (Larry) YEE
Prof. Pheng Ann Prof. Philip Mok Dr. Benjamin Yen
Mr. Argon  Ho Mr. York Mok Prof. DY YEUNG
Ir. Dr David. Ho  Dr. Horace Mui Dr. Winson Yeung
Mr. Philip Ho Dr. Alfred Ng Mr. Johnson Yim
Mr. Sunny Ho Ir. Prof. Joseph Ng Dr. Steven Yip
Prof. George Huang Mr. Peter Ng Mr. Alvin Yong
Mr. Chris Huang Prof. Thomas NG Prof. Jeffrey Yu
Mr. Allan Hui Mr. Jimmy Pang  Prof. Patrick Yue
Mr. Kelvin Ko Dr KP Pun Ms. Angela Yuen
Prof. Albert Kwan Prof. Huamin Qu Prof. Matthew  Yuen
Prof. Ricky Kwok Mr. Stanley Seto Mr. Jack Zhang
Ir. Wilson Kwok Prof. Geoffrey Shen Dr. Zijun ZHANG
Dr. Matthew Man