What are the vetting criteria of the Partnership Research Programme (PRP)?
In considering a proposal, due consideration will be given to, inter alia, the following wherever applicable:
- the potential of the project to contribute to innovation and technology upgrading of the economy, and broaden the scientific and technical knowledge base of the economy;
- whether the R&D content merits the participation of a local university/research institution and the commitment of the company and the university/research institution to the project in terms of financial contribution and manpower involvement;
- the overall planning and organizational structure of the project and the technical and project management capability of the project team, i.e. the project team members' experience, qualifications, track record, and the resources available for the project;
- whether the proposed budget is reasonable and realistic and whether the project should be funded by other sources, such as the Research Grants Council, Environment and Conservation Fund, etc.; and
- whether the project should be delivered by the company as part of its normal business activities and development or service engagement.