Technology Transfer Officer
City University of Hong Kong
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong


Reporting to the Director of Knowledge Transfer, the appointees will be required to :

  • Manage a portfolio of Intellectual Property (IP) relating to the following areas :
  • a) Digital Science (AI, AR, VR, Cyber Security, etc.), ICT and IoT;
  • b) Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Energy and Environment, Medical Devices (Diagnostics, implants, surgical tools, etc.);
  • c) Life Science (Therapeutics : small molecules, genomics, proteomics, etc.).

  • Assess commercialization viability throughout the life of each IP;
  • Identify and market portfolio of IPs to prospective licensees to seal licenses for implementation / use (i.e. not licensing for illegal purposes) of the IPs;
  • Render guidance and work closely with inventors on patent filing strategies and patent prosecution approaches to maximize scope of each patent that issued;
  • Facilitate applications and prosecution for protection of patents; and
  • Recommend inventors to consider developing such IPs to demonstrate potential through prototyping projects.
  • Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree preferably in Digital Science / Materials Science / Engineering / Life Science;
  • A minimum of 5 years of IP management and commercialization / licensing experience with proven track record;
  • Strong network and negotiation experience;
  • Good appreciation of technology trends; awareness of unmet needs and opportunities; and
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Specialized skills for transforming research into technological products / services that can be commercialized are preferred.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a written test.

    Those who have responded to the previous advertisement need not re-apply.)

    Salary and Conditions of Service

  • Remuneration package will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract;
  • fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes.


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