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HKSTP’s Technology Leaders of Tomorrow Programme Continues to Develop More Future Leaders to Support Surging I&T Growth

The talent and leadership programme significantly expands intake and extends collaboration with non-HKSTP companies


24 Mar 2021


HKSTP has launched the second intake of its Technology Leaders of Tomorrow (TLT) programme to meet growing demand for young outstanding I&T talent and to drive the development of Hong Kong’s thriving tech sector.

HKSTP has launched the second intake of its Technology Leaders of Tomorrow (TLT) programme to meet growing demand for young outstanding I&T talent and to drive the development of Hong Kong’s thriving tech sector.

(Hong Kong, 24 March 2021) Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) has launched the second intake of its Technology Leaders of Tomorrow (TLT) programme to meet growing demand for young outstanding innovation and technology (I&T) talent and to drive the development of Hong Kong’s thriving tech sector. The programme is now calling for applications from recent graduates who aspire to rewarding I&T careers that will shape the future industry.

Originally launched in 2020 as the signature scheme under HKSTP InnoAcademy, the unique TLT programme combines continuous training with deep R&D skills development through full-time roles at technology companies at Science Park. Under the theme of ‘Start Now, Impact Tomorrow’, TLT 2021 has engaged close to 30 partner companies, and the cohort can expect to be matched to a possible total of over 50 leadership job opportunities, a significant increase from last year, across Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Biomedical Technology, Data and Smart City, FinTech and more. This year the programme is also extending the partnership with non-HKSTP technology companies to create a wider and deeper pool of startups and industry players, who will take on the city’s promising tech talent and develop them into industry leaders. 

Albert Wong, CEO of HKSTP said: “The TLT 2021 programme is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of leadership talent in technology who will leverage opportunities in the industry to drive Hong Kong's future I&T growth. HKSTP InnoAcademy is seeking out promising young talent who demonstrate the critical attributes of diligence, humility, and a passion for technology, and build on these foundations through the expanded TLT programme so that Hong Kong sustains its rapidly-growing I&T momentum.”

The highly successful programme in 2020 saw eight young graduates join leading technology companies in the HKSTP ecosystem from a pool of over 600 applications. This year, candidates will follow the same path and undertake a two-month innovation and leadership training, followed by a 24-month full-time R&D role within their assigned company to deepen their R&D and commercial skills. Talent will also be given the opportunity to experience the “Work. Live. Play. Learn.” innovation culture and interact with innovators within the Park community. Upon completion of the two-year attachment, HKSTP InnoAcademy aims to continue its mission to provide all-round leadership and coaching to the TLT alumni.

Participating companies are selected based on a collection of criteria including: promising company growth prospects, R&D support, quality of training and substantial I&T activities in Hong Kong. By extending collaboration with companies outside of the HKSTP ecosystem, HKSTP InnoAcademy ensures an ideal development environment to nurture and groom these future tech leaders.

University graduates who studied STEM-related subjects, and graduated for less than 3 years are eligible to apply. Depending on the level of degree achieved, graduates will earn a monthly salary starting from HK$25K for Bachelor’s, HK$30K for Master’s, and up to HK$45K for PhDs. 

The TLT programme is now open for applications and will close on April 15 2021 (Thursday), at 23:59 hrs, Hong Kong time. For more information on HKSTP InnoAcademy or the TLT programme, please visit: https://innoacademy.hkstp.org/.

*Please click here to visit the Facebook page of HKSTP InnoAcademy for updates and promotional videos of TLT 2021 programme

Appendix:

Key statistics from the application of the TLT 2020 programme:

  • 600+ local and overseas applications received
  • 60% were holders of a Master’s degree or PhD
  • 80% were graduates of local universities
  • Top 5 fields of study: Computer Science, Engineering, Biology, Information Technology or Data Science

To register for the upcoming Info Session of TLT 2021, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q9CN2FC

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