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Innovation and technology (I&T) experts in, but not limited to, the following fields:
(i)pharmaceutical and life science/biotechnology;
(ii)data engineering (e.g. data mining/data analytics), artificial intelligence, robotics, distributed ledger technologies, biometric technologies, industrial/chemical engineering, etc.; and
(iii)materials science/nanotechnology
Innovation and technology (I&T)
Detailed Descriptions
Latest Position and Perspective in Hong Kong

I&T experts are crucial in supporting the comprehensive I&T development in Hong Kong

I&T professionals with sound experiences and outstanding achievements are valuable to Hong Kong in promoting talent exchange, attracting world-class institutions to the city, fostering a vibrant culture of innovation and creating cluster effect.

With the tremendous opportunities brought by the National 13th Five Year Plan, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area development and the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park in the Lok Ma Chau Loop, there will be a rapidly growing demand for I&T talents.

Description of Tasks

I&T experts leading a broad range of tasks related to research and development in relevant innovation fields, including but not limited to the following fields

- pharmaceutical and life science/biotechnology;
- data engineering (e.g. data mining/data analytics), artificial intelligence, robotics, distributed ledger technologies, biometric technologies, industrial/chemical engineering, etc.; and
- materials science/nanotechnology

Typical Qualifications

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degree-holders from a well-recognised university, with experience in relevant technology areas.

And having attained outstanding achievements in top-notch I&T institutions, corporations and research and development organisations, which could prove that the applicant is a well-recognised talent. Examples of such proof include:

Examples of invention in relevant fields as a director/founder/key staff member of an I&T institution, corporation or research and development organisation; or
Proof of recognition of work outside the applicant’s immediate occupation that has contributed to the advancement of the field; or
Significant technical, commercial, or entrepreneurial contributions in the relevant sector as either a founder, entrepreneur or key staff member of a company in the relevant field; or
Widely recognised as a world leading talent (e.g. recipients of renowned awards in the field); or
Examples of exceptional ability in the field by making academic contributions through researches published in authoritative journals or endorsed by renowned experts; or
Recommendation by reputable R&D Centres, Quangos and Tertiary Institutes in relevant field.

Persons with the aforesaid very exceptional experience or achievement are welcome, even if they are not STEM graduates from a well-recognised university.

Enquiry on the Profession

Innovation and Technology Bureau
Email: itbenq@itb.gov.hk