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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. 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, 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
Dr Sunny CHAI    
 
Members
Prof Gary CHAN  Prof Paul CHEUNG  Ms Annie CHOI
Mr Raymond NG  Ir Victor NG Mr Paul WU 
     
 

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