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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 Alan LAM    
 
Members
Prof Gary CHAN  Ms Annie CHOI Ms Ada FUNG
Dr Venus LUN Mr William YIM  
 

Members of Expert Review Panel

 

Mr. Dennis Cai Mr. Adrian Lai Mr. Peter WT Shum
Dr. Sunny Chai Dr. Jeanne Lam Mr. Warwick So
Prof. Yang Chai Mr. Philip Lam Mr. KK Suen
Mr. Alex Chan Prof. William Lam Mr. Ronnie Sung
Dr. CL Chan Dr. Henry Lau Ir. Samson Tai
Miss. Dona Chan Mr. Lawrence Lau Mr. Matthew Tam
Dr. Edward Chan Dr. Peggy Lau Ir. Alain Tang
Mr. Edwin Chan Dr. Terence Lau Prof. SK Tang
Prof. Gary Chan Dr. Teresa Law Mr. Otto To
Prof. Keith Chan Mr. Eddie Lee Ir. Dr. Aaron Tong
Ir. Kenneth Chan Mr. Felix Lee Prof. Raymond Tong
Dr.  Neo Chan Mr. Ivan Lee Mr. Miles Wen
Ir. Mr. Stephen Chan Prof. Jimmy Lee Mr. Paul Won
Mr. Tony Chan Mr. Kelvin Lee Dr. Allen Wong
Prof. Wu Chen Mr. Kinsen Lee Mr. CH Wong
Mr. Andrew Cheng Mr. Ricardo Lee Mr. Charles Wong
Prof. Jack Cheng Mr. Wilson Lee Mr. David Wong
Prof. SW Cheng Mr. Envel Leung Mr. John Wong
Dr. William KW Cheung Mr. Owen Leung Prof. Kam Fai Wong
Ir. Dr. William SS Cheung Prof. LI Heng Prof. Kenneth Wong
Ir. PK Cheung Mr. Ying Li Mr. Patrick Wong
Ir. Prof. Daniel Chow Prof. LIN Hui Ms. Rabo Wong
Dr. KP Chow Mr. Kyle Lin Ir Prof. SC Wong
Ir. Alex Choy Prof. Cecilia Li-Tsang Prof. TN Wong
Prof. CS Choy Mr. Albert Liu Dr. Albert Wong
Mr. Eric Chu Prof. YH Liu Prof. KT Woo
Ir. Stewart Chun Prof. Eric Lo Mr. Damien Wu
Mr. Ken Chung Mr. Samuel Lo Prof. KL Wu
Prof. Henry Chung Prof. Daniel Zhuoyu Long Dr. Qi Wu
Prof. Xiao-Li Ding Dr. Wilson Lu Mr. Lawrence (Larry) Yee
Prof. Pheng Ann Ir. Steven Lui Dr. Benjamin Yen
Mr. Argon Ho Dr. Brian Mak Prof. DY Yeung
Ir. Dr. David Ho Mr. York Mok Dr. Winson Yeung
Mr. Philip Ho Dr. Horace Mui Mr. Johnson Yim
Mr. Sunny Ho Dr. Alfred Ng Dr. Steven Yip
Mr. Chris Huang Ir. Prof. Joseph Ng Mr. Alvin Yong
Prof. George Huang Mr. Peter Ng Prof. Jeffrey Yu
Mr. Allan Hui Prof. Thomas NG Prof. Patrick Yue
Dr. Pan Hui Mr. Jimmy Pang Ms. Angela Yuen
Mr. Kelvin Ko Prof. Jin Qi Prof. Matthew Yuen
Prof. Yong Hong Kuo Prof. Huamin Qu Mr. Jack Zhang
Prof. Albert Kwan Prof. Geoffrey Shen Dr. Zijun Zhang
Ir. Wilson Kwok Prof. John Shi Dr. Ray Zhong
Prof. James Kwok Mr. Peter KW Shum